Some Juneau residents have noticed street lights with a purple glow popping up around town. A KTOO listener asked why.
Thane Road will be closed Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. because of high natural avalanche danger.
Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to construct a 3,300-foot runway south of town.
Initiative supporters say it would actually lower costs for the state.
Walker announced in 2016 that he wasn’t going ahead with the project. But the new Federal Highway Administration decision finalizes that choice.
The rutted lanes on the Glenn Highway in Anchorage’s Eagle River section have helped prompt the new legislation.
The governor’s administration is allowing DOT to spend up to $900,000 of general fund money and associated federal funds to finish the supplemental environmental impact statement.
Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.
Work continues on the Juneau Access Project, despite Gov. Bill Walker’s spending freeze. But it doesn’t involve moving dirt or pouring concrete.
The draft supplemental environmental impact statement for a road out of Juneau is now under review by the Federal Highway Administration.