by The Associated Press
Monday, April 5, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Alaskans who want to build a road to Nome will face one less obstacle if they can ever come up with the money for the massive project.
The Tanana Chiefs Conference board of directors, representing many of the villages in the path of a proposed road, has approved a resolution to support the project.
A decade ago, the group strongly opposed a road.
President Jerry Isaac of Tanacross, which has road access, tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that tough economic times and high fuel costs figured into the change.