The Juneau Access Project envisions 50 more miles of road up Lynn Canal to a ferry terminal closer to the road system. It has divided the Juneau community for decades and faces significant opposition from other southeast cities including Haines and Skagway. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker pulled the plug on the $574 million project last month.
“I think there is a desire out there for people to be able to vote on a leadership position. And I also believe that it is a way of making all of us, including the community, move on during this difficult time,” said assembly member Kate Troll.