Additional crew has been called in to cover for the workers sidelined by COVID-19.
Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Andy Mills said its contractor is waiting for special use permits to mark wetlands and identify cultural resources with the aid of a helicopter.
Troopers have identified the two people killed as 23-year-old Anchorage resident Dakota Bauder and 27-year-old Hawaii resident McKenna Vierra.
Only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines all meet the requirements.
Last week’s sailing across the Gulf of Alaska was cancelled after the vessel’s cooling system malfunctioned.
Travelers will have to upload proof they’ve completed a full series of an authorized coronavirus vaccine.
Providers in rural Alaska have been pushing to store blood supplies closer to the communities they serve.
According to state economist Neal Fried, 6.2% is the highest inflation Alaska has seen since 1990.
Cab drivers are more likely to be killed by homicide while on the job than workers in any other profession — four times more likely to be killed at work than police officers.
For now, restrictions on cross-border travel remain popular with many Canadians. Half of respondents in a Nanos Research poll this month favored keeping border travel restrictions in place until this fall or even next year.