"Connecting these two sites will spur further tourism activity at both locations, and potentially at new sites established along the way."
- Sen. Wilken
"Relating to economic development generated by new road construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs, of a highway along the Bradfield/Iskut Rivers transportation corridor, of the Knik Arm Crossing, of a road from Iliamna Bay to Pile Bay, and of other roads and highways."
SCR 1 is submitted in the spirit of promoting economic development in Alaska. This resolution encourages the identification, discussion, and evaluation of road projects which would significantly improve both the quality of life and the orderly development of Alaska.
We are at a turning point in Alaskan history. Before us is an opportunity to dream and to explore new horizons on the Alaskan frontier. Our transportation infrastructure is integral to Alaska's economic health. We must support the flow of goods and services and the movement of people in order to create and retain Alaskan jobs.
Alaska is resource rich and a favorite travel destination. By targeting new roads that will facilitate, improve, and enhance resource extraction, tourism, accessibility, and local community development, we can meet the needs of Alaskans and support the long-term economic growth of our great State.