This map shows changes to Capital Transit routes during construction. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

This map shows changes to Capital Transit routes during construction. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

Bus schedules, routes change today as construction begins

It’s that season.

As Egan Drive gets a facelift this summer, Juneau’s public transportation will have to adjust.

Capital Transit bus routes will change starting Monday and will last the summer, as the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities works on the stretch of Egan Drive between Willoughby and Whittier Streets. That work will last for the rest of the summer, and will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction.

There will be a variety of changes to Capital Transit’s service.

Transfers will happen at the Senior Center on F Street instead of the Federal Building and State Museum. Outbound buses will leave the Federal Building two minutes earlier than normal. For example, Routes 1, 3, 4, and 8 will leave the Federal Building at :13 minutes and :43 minutes after the hour, instead of :15 and :45.

Express Service (Routes 5 and 6) will follow reverse routing through the downtown area, starting at the Senior Center on 12th Street. These express buses will stop across the street from the normal stops at the Federal Building, Foodland IGA, ANB Hall, and Centennial Hall.

Route 5 will leave the Senior Center at :23 minutes after the hour and Centennial Hall at :25 minutes after the hour. Route 6 will leave the Senior Center at :53 minutes after the hour and Centennial Hall at :55 minutes after the hour.

Inbound buses (Routes 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16) will go directly to downtown from the Senior Center via 10th Street and Egan Drive, with no inbound service to the Federal Building, Foodland IGA, and State Museum stops for these routes.

For inbound passengers trying to get to these stops, the options are:

• Transfer to the Route 5 or Route 6 bus at the Senior Center stop on 12th Street.

• Transfer to an outbound Route 1, 3, or 4 at the Downtown Transit Center.

• Wait times for these transfers are about 10-15 minutes for either option.

Passengers trying to get to downtown from these stops can take the outbound Valley bus (Route 3 or 4) to the Senior Center and transfer to an inbound bus going to downtown. Bicycles will be loaded and unloaded at the Senior Center only. Lastly, the bus stop at the State Museum on Whittier Street will be closed.

People can go to juneaucapitaltransit.org to keep up with the changes in service.

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