The West Susitna Industrial Access Corridor
Basic Stats: West Susitna Industrial Access Corridor
Who?: AIDEA (Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority), the Mat Su Borough, NOVA Minerals (An Australian gold mining corporation).
What?: 100+ mile gravel industrial access corridor.
Where?: The industrial corridor begins at Port Mackenzie and ends at the Whiskey Bravo strip in the Eastern Alaska Range.
Price Tag: Current cost est. $450 million for a private industrial gravel road.
Public V Private: AIDEA has been inconsistent and misleading with public messaging. Currently, public access would only extend to the Susitna River.
AIDEA: AIDEA is a state-funded corporation with a long history of failed projects like Port Mackenzie, Healy Clean Coal, Anchorage Seafood Process Plant, and the Mustang Project.