City plans to build sea walk extension this winter

Juneau residents may see a thousand-foot extension to the sea walk being built as soon as this winter. During last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the Assembly gave Director of Engineering Rorie Watt approval to move forward with the project.

The planned extension would go south from the Miner’s Cove building past the South Franklin Dock to the edge of the rock dump.

Watts says the project will extend the sea walk along the waterfront.

“It’s a good project for the users of the Princess Dock because it will widen out their staging area, it will allow the separation of passengers getting on and off busses and pedestrians that are just walking through the area, and it’s ready.”

Watts says the engineering staff has reached a land deal with representatives from Princess Cruises and AJT to secure an easement to build the extension.

“We have all the land issues resolved. All of it is permitted. The engineering and design is done. It’s been to the planning commission. It’s a complete project and with the assembly consent, we could put that project out to bid and build it this winter.”

Watt says the cost of the 1000-foot extension would be $4 million, which would come out of the $15 million that the city has secured for sea walk projects.


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