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Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

...clear main arteries first, then connecting roads and finally smaller residential streets, according to Foster and DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. DOT even has a map (dot.alaska.gov/wintermap) that shows how different streets stack up in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-18/budget-cuts-threaten-slow-snow-plows
Local
Brotherhood Bridge rededicated

...in anticipation of increased traffic to the Auke Bay area. The bridge was also showing signs of wear, according to DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow."Here in Alaska, it's not really wear and tear from use that we see," he said, noting that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-25/brotherhood-bridge-rededicated
Local
Juneau road construction roundup

...Juneau are already completed. The final two, one of which is Brotherhood Bridge, are soon to follow, according to DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow.After 18 months of work, Brotherhood Bridge should be finished by the end of September. All told...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/juneau-road-construction-roundup
Local
DOT map reveals impact of budget cuts on snow removal

...this winter, what's really going to strap our maintenance resources is that we really had to cut overtime," said DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow.At dot.alaska.gov/stwdmno/wintermap/index.shtml, DOT has created a priority map that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-25/dot-map-reveals-impact-budget-cuts-snow
State | Local
M/V Columbia breaks down in Bellingham, travel delayed

...maintenance is able to fix the crack in its bellows, which rendered the ship unable to move after it pulled into port, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.The problem with the bellows was discovered a little more than a week ago, Woodrow said, but...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-14/ferry-breaks-down-cause-delay
Local
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...vessels isn't cost-free. Keeping enough crew to maintain the docked ferries for one year would cost $26 million, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. By comparison, the current fiscal year's ferry operating budget is $161 million.If the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/tourism-industry-sweats-ferry-shutdown
State | Local
Winter's trash is spring's problem

...around town clean up litter along different sections of the highway as part of the state Adopt-A-Highway program, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. More than 664 groups have cleaned up over 1,535 miles of road statewide since the Alaska Adopt-A-Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-01/winters-trash-springs-problem
Local
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...out proportionately, but "with every reduction there is a trickle-down effect."The reductions are dramatic."DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said there's no set list of service reductions yet because "we don't really know what those cuts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Glacier Highway exit to remain open at Brotherhood Bridge

...contractor it was determined that the intersection could be kept open longer without interfering in the project schedule," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said in an email. "It will still need to be closed at some point but there is other work that needs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/glacier-highway-exit-remain-open-brothe
Local
Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...both the House and the Senate have pointed out that highways and aviation are taking comparable hits, dollar-wise.DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said it's hard to say right now how cuts to highways and aviation budgets will impact users, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/ferries-dealt-another-blow-senate-subco
State | AK legislature

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