A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this October 2016 file photo. (Juneau Empire File)

A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this October 2016 file photo. (Juneau Empire File)

Bus stops close because of downtown construction

Construction on North Franklin Street is affecting more than just concrete and asphalt.

As a result of the construction, which began Wednesday, Capital Transit bus service will be discontinued to the Downtown Public Library, Franklin and Front Street, and Fourth Street stops, the City and Borough of Juneau announced. This change is effective as of Thursday.

No stops will be made on Franklin Street or Fourth Street during this phase of the project, which is expected to last through the end of October. People can still catch the bus at the Downtown Transportation Center. Anyone with questions can call Capital Transit at 789-6901.

A driving lane for cars will be open until Sept. 1, though there will be a few one-day street closures to allow for utility crossings. After Sept. 1, North Franklin will be totally closed to vehicles. Pedestrians will be able to access the area throughout the project and Front Street will remain open.

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