- Associated Press - Monday, August 18, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The municipality of Anchorage is looking at another strategy for revamping the city’s port, this time abandoning flawed construction to the north and downsizing the project.

Alaska Dispatch News (http://is.gd/QYuuYM) reports that more than 50 people tied to the beleaguered project are meeting in Anchorage beginning Monday for a weeklong planning session.

Officials expect the session to result in the selection of three possible design plans.

Lindsey Whitt, a spokeswoman for Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, says engineering firm CH2M Hill will present a prepared design by November. The company has taken over management of the project.

The project first got underway in 2003. Construction on the port halted in 2009 when inspections revealed some steel sheets for a dock had bent, jammed and separated, threatening structure’s integrity.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, http://www.adn.com