Thirty-five percent design drawings are complete for two Juneau docks and harbors projects, with construction on both set to begin next fall.
Upland improvements associated with a 62-million dollar rebuild of the city’s cruise ship docks will begin along the downtown waterfront in late September 2012. In October of next year construction will begin on a redesign of Statter Harbor in Auke Bay.
Port Director Carl Uchytil says construction is being timed to avoid the busy summer tourist season.
“We will start when the last cruise ship leaves, or maybe even a little bit sooner than that,” he says.
Uchytil updated the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on a number of docks and harbors capital projects yesterday (Thursday).
The department plans to hold more focused meetings in the next month with cruise dock and Statter Harbor stakeholders. They’ll meet with waterfront sales vendors next Wednesday, December 15th as well as January 12th at City Hall. On December 20th, port officials will hold a meeting on the Statter Harbor redesign at the University of Alaska Southeast. Times can be found on the city’s website.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.
- Alaska's earthquake simulator will visit Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 1, in downtown Juneau giving residents some emergency preparedness practice at an event that promises to shake, rattle and roll.
- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.