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Downtown Street Improvements work begins again Aug. 15

August 10, 2018 – FYI, News

The fall phase of work on the City and Borough of Juneau’s Downtown Street Improvements Project will begin on Wednesday, August 15. This phase of work will reconstruct North Franklin Street from the Front Street intersection to Second Street, and will complete the work started last phase within the Front/Franklin intersection. Work is scheduled for completion October 31. Due to this construction, Capital Transit service will be disrupted.

A driving lane will remain open on North Franklin Street until September 1, although there will be a couple of one-day street closures prior to September 1 to allow for utility crossings. After September 1, North Franklin will be closed to vehicles. Work within the Front/Franklin intersection will not begin until September 1. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project, and Front Street will remain open at all times. Please pay attention to traffic signs.

Project Manager Lori Sowa will hold weekly update meetings at 9 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at Heritage Café within the Baranof Hotel. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 14 at 9 a.m.

Due to construction on Franklin Street, Capital Transit bus service will be discontinued to the Downtown Public Library, Franklin and Front Street, and 4th Street stops beginning Thursday, August 16. No stops will be made on Franklin and 4th for the duration of this project. Please wait for the bus at the Downtown Transportation Center.

CBJ thanks the public for its continued patience.

For more information, contact Project Manager Lori Sowa at 586-0875 or Lori.Sowa@juneau.org. For more information on Capital Transit, call 789-6901.