PUBLISHED: 9:13 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Vandals damage project for Lynn Canal Highway
An apparent act of vandalism within the right-of-way along a portion of the Lynn Canal Highway project near the Katzehin River has been turned over to the Alaska State Troopers for investigation. An Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities survey team discovered survey alignment stakes and flagging and survey control points had been removed along about 11,300 feet of the project's alignment north of the Katzehin River.

In addition, three Global Positioning System points and marking points are unusable.

These landmarks were established in mid-May 2006. The apparent vandalism happened sometime this summer. Replacing the survey points and correcting the damage is estimated to cost approximately $37,180 and take about a week, said DOT&PF Southeast Region Director Malcolm Menzies.

The damage was discovered on Sept. 27 and the Alaska State Troopers Haines post was contacted two days later.