Mayor Sullivan Requests $2 Million for Port of Anchorage Lawsuit

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by Whitney LB Miller
by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is seeking up to $2 million to hire lawyers to represent the municipality in lawsuits over the Port of Anchorage expansion project.

This would be in addition to the $500,000 contract the city already has with the firm Seyfarth Shaw.
   
In a memo, Sullivan said "substantial work is needed to correct deficiencies in the work performed to date."
   
Critics have complained of cost overruns and construction problems on the multi-million dollar project. Estimates of the port expansion project have ballooned to $1 billion, up from $360 million in 2005.
   
The design of the expansion project changed from traditional a dock-on-piling port to a design with U-shaped cells. However, steel for the project was damaged when it was installed.
   
 

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