Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) is now widely known to have twice lied about her strong support for the “Bridge to Nowhere.” Less well-known is her support for “another massive, widely criticized transportation project” dubbed the “Road to Nowhere.” The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports:
The “Road To Nowhere” is a $375 million “mega-project” designed to connect Juneau to the towns of Haines and Skagway via 50 miles of new road. […]
According to the Alaska Transportation Priorities Project, a group promoting “sensible transportation systems in the state,” the Road to Nowhere is an irresponsible waste. […]
The Governor came into office saying she supported the road, which was started under her predecessor Frank Murkowski. In an October 2006 questionnaire by Anchorage Daily News, she simply wrote “Yes” when asked “Do you support building a road from Juneau to Skagway?”
More on Palin’s record in The Sarah Palin Digest.