The third phase of street improvements in downtown Juneau will take place next year. A meeting on Wednesday will inform the public on what the improvements will look like and what construciton means for traffic. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

The third phase of street improvements in downtown Juneau will take place next year. A meeting on Wednesday will inform the public on what the improvements will look like and what construciton means for traffic. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

City to talk next phase of street upgrades

Newest downtown improvements will begin next year

  • JUNEAU EMPIRE
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00am
  • News

The City and Borough of Juneau has worked to improve downtown streets in the past few years, and the next phase of upgrades is on tap for 2019.

On Wednesday, CBJ will hold a public meeting at the Hangar Ballroom at 6 p.m. to inform the public on what the improvements are and what construction will mean for downtown life.

Phase III of construction includes new sidewalks, asphalt, lighting and storm water drainage improvements to Ferry Way, lower Seward Street (south of Front Street) and some limited work on Shattuck Way and Municipal Way.

Construction will begin in the spring and continue in the fall of 2019. At the meeting, CBJ staff will review the project history, describe the design elements and talk about construction plans.

Phase I of street improvements started in the spring of 2017 and included work to South Franklin Street and Marine Way. Phase II, which is still being wrapped up, improved drainage, lighting and sidewalks on Front Street and North Franklin Street.

The work has included some changes to how traffic flows downtown. Anyone with concerns or who would like more information can contact project manager Lori Sowa at 586-0875 or lori.sowa@juneau.org.

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