Murkowski, Sullivan Announce Over $27 Million in DOT Funding for Alaska Made Possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, DC –U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, announced that over $27.7 million in grants have been awarded to Alaska through the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. Awardees include: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the Organized Village of Kake.

“When I helped craft the bipartisan infrastructure law, Alaska’s unique needs were front of mind. Helping author the IIJA was one of the most significant efforts I have been a part of during my Senate career, so it’s incredible to now see the continued benefits it brings our state,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski. “This funding will help support significant road, bridge, and transportation projects for Juneau, Dillingham, the Organized Village of Kake, and communities across the state. But today’s announcement is about more than just roads and bridges. This is about keeping Alaskans safe and connected – an investment in the future of our great state, and one that I’m proud to have helped make a reality.”

“The bipartisan infrastructure bill that we passed in 2021 wasn’t perfect, but here’s the bottom line: We are a resource-rich but infrastructure-poor state. We have less road miles than Connecticut and we're almost 120-times bigger than that little state,”said Senator Dan Sullivan.“So, getting more infrastructure built—roads, bridges, ports, harbors, ferries—has been a top priority of mine as Alaska’s senator.I am pleased to see key highway provisions of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation I negotiated in the EPW and Commerce Committees come to fruition for communities in our state.These funds will help strengthen our economy, connect our communities, and provide an enhanced quality of life for Alaskans.”


Project Name




Project Description

Statewide Equitable Community Connectivity Action Plan (SECCAP)

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


$ 934,867

The project will conduct a statewide assessment to identify, evaluate, and create a prioritized list of capital projects that aim to remove barriers to equity and reconnect communities through innovative and multimodal approaches.

Koliganek to Aleknagik Road Study

Bristol Bay Native Association

Dillingham Census Area

$ 380,000

The project will complete planning and preliminary engineering to evaluate the development of up to approximately 110 miles of road connecting the communities of Aleknagik, Ekwok, Koliganek, and New Stuyahok. It will include an evaluation of geotechnical, civil, land ownership, and environmental requirements. It will also include the development of a preliminary geotechnical report, an economic analysis, and an Environmental Assessment (EA).

Juneau Douglas North Crossing Project

City & Borough of Juneau

City and Borough of Juneau

$ 16,454,000

The project will complete final design and document development for the Juneau Douglas North Crossing, a new bridge between Douglas Island and the Alaska mainland.

Kake Access Road Improvements

Organized Village of Kake

Kupreanof Island

$ 10,000,000

The project will complete planning and design activities for roadway improvements between Kake and Petersburg. Improvements include resurfacing approximately 2.7 miles of existing aggregate surfaced road, reconditioning and resurfacing approximately 43.5 miles of existing unimproved roads, and constructing approximately 7 miles of new road.

Table Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

Murkowski helped write, negotiate, and shepherd this historic law through Congress with a small bipartisan group of Senators. It focuses on building and rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges, rail, ferries, ports, airports, water systems, and broadband; strengthening electric grid resiliency and minerals supply chains; and providing for wildfire mitigation.