The Juneau Assembly is set to move forward with “housekeeping” changes to the city’s Marine Passenger Fee code. The five-dollar per head fee for cruise ship travelers was enacted by Juneau voters in 1999, before Congress passed the most recent federal law governing how such money can be spent.
The Transportation Security Administration and Alaska Airlines are asking travelers to get to Juneau International Airport at least two hours before departing flights are scheduled to leave.
State Department of Transportation Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the pavement settled more than expected atop new culverts installed during work out North Douglas Highway last year.
Works crews opened Egan Drive left turn lanes this morning at Fred Meyer and Yandukin Drive.
The hydraulic lift is capable of hoisting vessels up to 45-tons and 65-feet in length out of the water. It arrived at the Auke Bay Commercial Loading Facility on Friday, and is already attracting attention from passersby. But it’ll probably be another three months before it’s fully operational.
Capital Transit wants to hear from bus passengers on a proposal to provide bus service on Riverside Drive in the Mendenhall Valley.
Work begins Monday (June 25) to reconstruct left turn lanes at the Fred Meyer / Yandukin Drive intersection of Egan Drive, which has a long history of accidents, according to the state Transportation Department.
The road is closed between Watson Lake and Teslin due to a mudslide and washout. One lane reopened this morning between Haines Junction and Destruction Bay, after that section was closed Friday. Officials warn it could close again on short notice if conditions worsen.
The Downtown Transportation Center waiting area has reopened.
City bus fares will go up next month. The Juneau Assembly has approved the rate increase for adult and student passes as well as cash fares and tokens.