Thanks to good weather earlier this week, the project is two days ahead of schedule. State Transportation Department Project Manager Dan Noziska says crews will be back in about two weeks to paint the lines.
The area has a high accident history. Noziska expects that will be reduced now that the turn lanes are wider and more offset.
“We shifted each one about four or five feet so that basically meant you have almost full vision of each oncoming lane in each direction now,” he says.
“You’re not going to have to peak around to see if somebody’s coming in that inside lane. You’ll be in a position where you can see that inside lane.”
Noziska says the near $700-thousand project is all federally funded.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.