Multi-vehicle accident at the Fred Meyer intersection just as rush hour started on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Multi-vehicle accident at the Fred Meyer intersection just as rush hour started on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Friday is last day to share thoughts on future of Fred Meyer intersection

Friday is the final day for people to share their thoughts on ideas on the future of the Fred Meyer intersection.

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is considering options for making the intersection safer and is trying to involve the Juneau public as early in the process as possible. The intersection (which is the meeting of Egan Drive and Yandukin Drive) is the subject of a study from Kinney Engineering that is considering what makes the intersection dangerous and what can be changed to make it safer.

People with thoughts on the future of the intersection can fill out a comment form at www.dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/egan-yandukin/submit_comments.shtml by 5 p.m. Friday. The project has its own page on the DOT&PF website as well, including updates on the research process and a fact sheet that provides more information.

DOT&PF held a public meeting Dec. 12 that laid out preliminary options: putting a traffic signal at the intersection, turning it into an overpass or extending Glacier Highway behind Fred Meyer to the so-called “McNugget” intersection in order to cut down on the amount of people turning left at the Fred Meyer intersection. DOT&PF is open to any and all suggestions, as outside-the-box ideas are welcome.

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