Juneau’s Main Street has opened to traffic on a smooth new asphalt surface that one driver described as “beautifully done.”
Two blocks of Main Street have been closed to traffic since mid-April as crews installed underground utilities, and replaced water, sewer and storm drains.
The street opened to downhill traffic only on Thursday.
The current phase of the project includes traffic islands, landscaping and a sidewalk canopy.
The project is to be complete by mid-August.
Buses will be on the road by Monday.
- Indian Country status in Alaska would afford the same protections as reservation lands in the Lower 48.
- To many, ivory means dead elephants wasting away in the sun. "What they don’t see is walrus ivory, legal harvest, food on the table, economic benefit to rural Alaskans,” says biologist Gay Sheffield.
- “We don’t want to move quickly at all costs,” said Alaska BP regional manager David VanTuyl. “We don’t want to rush into the largest energy project in North America that only ends up losing lots of money for all of us.”
- Sealaska’s newest board member will continue to push for election and management changes. At least one long-time board member says she's willing to listen.