Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion is being replaced, along with associated infrastructure. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion is being replaced, along with associated infrastructure. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

City forging ahead through busy roadwork season

The city has more than a dozen active road project from simple repaving to more involved work.

As the state works on roadwork projects from Thane to nearly the end of the road during the 2022 construction season, the city isn’t sleeping on its responsibilities.

More than half a dozen projects are on the city’s agenda of rebuilding, with six more areas scheduled for repaving, said John Bohan, the city’s chief capital improvement projects engineer.

Tongass Avenue is the site of major construction as city crews replace the road, water and sewage systems, and storm drains. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Tongass Avenue is the site of major construction as city crews replace the road, water and sewage systems, and storm drains. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Mendenhall Valley/adjacent

Already wrapped up is the Crest Street project, Bohan said in an email. Workers replaced water and sewer lines, added a sidewalk, and made improvements to the storm drainage system on top of repaving the length of the street between Yandukin Drive and Old Dairy Road.

In the Valley proper, work on Tongass Boulevard is expected to wrap up by October, Bohan said. Replacement of water and sewer infrastructure, the addition of a second sidewalk, overhaul of the storm drains and repaving from Trinity Drive to Forest Lane is expected to be done by mid-August, Bohan said, with the segment of Tongass Boulevard from Forest Lane to Dudley Street slated to wrap up by October.

On Meadow Lane from Stikine Street to the west end of the street, replacement of water, sewage and storm drain systems, as well as repaving, is expected to finish in October, Bohan said.

The road and infrastructure underneath near Bartlett Regional Hospital is being replaced. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

The road and infrastructure underneath near Bartlett Regional Hospital is being replaced. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Salmon Creek

Near Bartlett Regional Hospital, work on Hospital Drive, including replacement of water, sewage and storm drainage infrastructure in addition to repaving of the roadways is expected to be sorted by the end of August, Bohan said.

In the Mountainside Estates subdivision of Mountainside Drive, Laurie Lane, Ling Court and Robbie Road will have their storm drainage and water infrastructure replaced and repaved, with completion expected by October.

Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion is being replaced, along with associated infrastructure, requiring detours for residents. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion is being replaced, along with associated infrastructure, requiring detours for residents. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Downtown

Work on Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion, including the replacement of water, sewage, drainage, sidewalk and pavement, is expected to continue at least through October, Bohan said, possibly extending into spring 2023 for some of the work.

Down the street from the Calhoun Avenue work, work on West Third Street and Dixon Street from the parking garage entrance to Main Street will begin in late August and is slated for completion by early November, Bohan said. Work includes replacement of water and sewage systems, curbs, sidewalks and asphalt.

Construction on Crest Street from Yandukin Drive to Old Dairy Road recently wrapped up. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Construction on Crest Street from Yandukin Drive to Old Dairy Road recently wrapped up. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Repaving

The following streets are also scheduled for repaving, with some aiming for completion by mid-September and others as late as 2023, Bohan said, depending on the contractor’s ability to source materials.

— Aspen Avenue from Portage Boulevard to Sesame Street

— Aurora Court

— Dimond Drive

— Patricia Place

— Wickersham Avenue

— Wood Duck Avenue from Taku Boulevard to north end

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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