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.
- French President François Hollande was at the White House trying broaden an international coalition to fight the Islamic State.
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- On the sidewalks, at the stores, at the bars, people have been talking about a loud sound they heard around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Most have never heard anything like it before.
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