Main Street construction in downtown Juneau has been dubbed by some Rorie’s Quarry after city engineering director Rorie Watt. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO).
It’s been a challenging couple months for commuters and pedestrians in Juneau. Construction at the corner of Main Street and Egan Drive has restricted the major access route into downtown, and it’ll be at least another month before work is complete. The project is scheduled to wrap up in late June or early July. Not long after that, the new Downtown Transportation Center should be done. Casey Kelly has more.
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