Letter: Why I support the Juneau access road

I support the Juneau access road! A highway could bring many new visitors from outside as well as from our neighboring communities of Haines and Skagway. Estimates suggest that we would begin with an increase of over 150,000 new visitors, increasing over time. Estimates suggest that many of those would be from outside Alaska, stopping in Haines and Skagway and adding to their economies. The new visitors will bring new dollars to Juneau, providing more jobs for our tourism industry. It can provide more year-round activity for the local services and winter activities we have here in Juneau.

Joe Kahklen

40-year Juneau resident