Juneau’s Fred Meyer closed early on Sunday evening and remains closed Monday. Deputy City Manager Robert Barr said the company is working on a risk assessment, and the closure was primarily due to an inability to keep up with snow removal.
A high wind warning is in effect until Monday evening. The National Weather Service forecasts winds with gusts up to 65 mph, which could bring down power lines and trees. The agency warns that travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
After a decades-long process, the state wants to wrap up the acquisition of land for that road and is prepared to use the force of law if necessary.
With this project, Alaska transportation officials are relying more heavily on public dialogue from Juneau residents.
Work is anticipated in 2021, which may include rerouting trail sections or hardening the banks of the Mendenhall River and Montana Creek to deal with erosion.
Starting June 3, resurfacing work along the stretch of road between Centennial Hall Convention Center and the Coast Guard Sector Juneau building will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction.
Motorists are complaining about the state of Alaska’s road painting job this week, with bright yellow line paint smeared along several state roads. The paint has also stained some vehicles and spread in yellow footprints and tire tracks.
Petersburg’s borough Assembly continued a discussion Monday about adding some parking space at the state-owned Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport. Short almost half its members, the Assembly made no decision on that ongoing topic. They also decided to wait on another discussion.
Alaska’s Department of Transportation operates a howitzer to protect Thane, a community of about 60 houses 5 miles south of downtown Juneau.
A mudslide blocked the road near mile 21 of the Glacier highway Friday. A DOT spokesman said there could be more slides as the rainy season progresses.