The massive amounts of snowfall in Juneau last week delayed the City and Borough of Juneau’s construction project on South Franklin Street, but work is back underway.
Work resumed Monday and is expected to last until June, per a CBJ release. As a result of the lost time, Arete Construction is expecting to work longer, with construction lasting as late as 9 p.m. some nights. Arete plans to be working from Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days.
This project, which is the first phase (of three) of the CBJ’s downtown street improvements, is working one block at a time down Franklin Street. The first section runs from Manila Square to Ferry Way, and is expected to be finished April 15. The second section runs from Ferry Way to Front Street, which is expected to be completed May 15. The completion of the project is still scheduled for June 1.
South Franklin will be closed to through traffic from Manila Square to Ferry way from now until mid-April, and Capital Transit won’t be operating on South Franklin at all until completion of the construction. Passengers will be dropped off at the Downtown Transit Center. From mid-April to mid-May, traffic flow on both Ferry Way and Front Street will be reversed.
CBJ’s project manager Lori Sowa will be providing weekly updates to anyone interested at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Heritage Coffee Cafe on Front Street.