At a public hearing, locals spoke out nearly 4-to-1 against transportation officials’ effort to extend the capital city’s main road 48 miles farther north.
The draft supplemental environmental impact statement for a road out of Juneau is now under review by the Federal Highway Administration.
Why should the state of Alaska consider extending roads to take over the function served by ferries?
Knapp is a retired Coast Guard admiral and former Alaska Department of Transportation commissioner. More recently he has been chairman of Citizens Pro Road.
Proposed Alaska Marine Highway day boats are now included in the Juneau Access road project. The state transportation department recently updated the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to reflect how the new Alaska Class shuttle ferries would be used if a road out of Juneau is built.
Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed fiscal year 2014 operating budget sets aside $10 million for the Juneau Access Road…