Emmonak dock to be completed
Emmonak will receive a $23 million federal transportation grant to complete a long-planned dock in the Southwest Alaska coastal community. The grant will fund a permanent dock and barge landing ramp as well as renovation of a 3.5-mile service road. Alaska congressional leaders announce the grant Dec. 7. Emmonak leaders have pushed for completion of the facility for years. Design and engineering, and delivery of some materials, was funded with state capital funds. The dock will improve access for fuel and freight delivery in the Lower Yukon River and delta regions where there are commercial fisheries.