By Alana Kuznekoff, Alaska Department of Transportation”We want to keep it as accessible as possible,” says Alaska Transportation Department director Tom Anderson, whose agency oversees the Alaska Highway System.
“We want our drivers to be able to get from point A to point B in a reasonable amount of time.
We want them to be as comfortable driving as possible.
We also want to make sure we’re keeping our roads in good condition, and we want to ensure the environment is protected.”
The Highway Department’s efforts are not the only thing it has invested in.
As the number of cars on the road in Alaska increases, so does the cost of maintaining them.
The Department has begun to replace old diesel trucks, replacing them with electric ones.
The cost to replace the diesel trucks and the diesel-electric hybrid vehicles has dropped dramatically, from about $12,000 to less than $1,000.
And, Anderson says, the cost to operate the highway has dropped by almost a third since the state added a second lane to the highway in 2003.
“In general, the maintenance costs have dropped from $40 million in 2003 to $12 million now,” Anderson says.
“The reason is because we’ve invested a lot of money into upgrading our diesel vehicles.”
The highway system is also looking at a few other improvements that could make the highway system even better.
One of them is to extend the road from its current location in the town of Ketchikan to its current site in the city of Anchorage, where the Highway Department is building a second bridge to replace a bridge that was built to cross the Pacific Ocean.
The new bridge will be completed in 2019 and is expected to cost about $3.6 billion.
The construction of the new bridge has been in the works for years.
In the late 1990s, the state legislature, with bipartisan support, approved $10.7 million for the project.
In 2010, the Department of State issued a $1.2 billion contract for the construction.
In 2013, the Legislature approved $3 million in funding.
In 2015, the State Highway Board approved $1 million for a design study to design and construct the bridge.
In 2017, the Board authorized $5 million in state money to complete the design and construction of a bridge.
The Department has also been working on a new road, called the Alaska Pacific Highway, that would stretch from Point Hope, Alaska, to Port Angeles, Washington.
This is the only major road in the state that goes from the coast of Alaska to the coast and is open to the public.
The highway will be built over an area that is now part of the Alaskan Range, about 2,600 square miles.
The state Department of Environmental Quality (DENQ) has set aside $10 million to build the highway, and the highway is expected in 2020 to be finished.
The Alaska Highway Department also is considering a new highway system called the Highway System for the Northern Alaska Region, which would extend the existing Highway System in the northern portion of the state and provide better access to northern communities.
This proposal would include an alternative highway system for Alaska, but not as a replacement for the Highway Systems for the Great Lakes and Arctic regions.
For example, if the highway was to extend to the northern end of the northern Gulf Islands, it would be connected to the Highway Service Area System and would be operated by a different agency, according to the Alaska Department.
The Highway System is still in its infancy, but there are a number of things the Department is looking at to improve the road.
For one, the department wants to increase the number and variety of traffic lanes on the highway.
“We have a lot to work with on the design of this highway system,” Anderson said.
“One of the biggest challenges we have is with traffic, and so we’re looking at different things that might help us improve the traffic flow.”
In addition to improving the safety of drivers, the new highway also could help the state better manage its oil production, especially in the Gulf Islands.
The current oil pipeline runs from Point Pines, Alaska to a nearby oil field.
The pipeline carries crude oil and other heavy oil to the refinery where it is refined into gasoline and other products.
The oil industry has complained about how the pipeline is being used, and it is expected that the pipeline will be closed in 2019, although the State Department has not said when that will happen.
Another challenge that the department faces is keeping the Gulf islands clean.
The Gulf Islands are considered the richest in the world, but oil spills from oil spills have occurred there in the past.
The Alaska Department says the spills have decreased, but the Gulf Island Shell Oil Company has argued that the spills continue to occur because there are no clean-up crews and the oil is being left to sit there.
The department also has begun looking at the possibility of installing a public beach for the Alaska Gulf Islands and the possibility that the Gulf of Alaska could be named after an Al