The Coast Guard confirmed it’s looking into reports of a bridge collision involving the Columbia Layne and barge at around 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The draft study on options for improving the Fred Meyer intersection is open for public comment until June 16.
Police identified the body that washed up Sept. 3 as that of 60-year-old Juneau resident Stephen Wayne Todd.
A second crossing would make new port facilities possible in West Douglas, which could resolve tight squeezes like this one under the Douglas Bridge.
A bystander with a cell phone caught the sights and sounds of a steel crane jutting up in the air as the barge failed to clear the underside of the steel and concrete span.
The Alaska Department of Transportation’s project manager says a traffic study predicts delays of about 10 minutes in some places, but that it may be best to avoid the area completely.
The City and Borough of Juneau says water main construction along the Douglas Highway will shift toward the roundabout and Cordova Street on Friday or Saturday.
Construction crews have been replacing the water main along a section of the road since the first week of June. Construction is expected to last into early September.
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.
Juneau police are investigating the death of Juneau resident Brian Earl Lupro, who fell from the Douglas Bridge on Tuesday afternoon.