State Releases Details on Southeast Ferries

A new report estimates it will cost about $112 million to build two ferries that will serve Southeast Alaska.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- A new report estimates it will cost about $112 million to build two ferries that will serve Southeast Alaska.


The estimates, released by the state department of transportation, fall within the total budget of $117 million. But it's about $5 million higher than a cost estimate released earlier this year. Transportation department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the department had estimated the ferries would include a cost savings of 10 percent, while the revised estimate is closer to 4 percent.


The ferries will be 280 feet long and carry up to 53 vehicles and 300 passengers.


One would travel from Skagway to Haines and the other from Juneau to Haines.

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