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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 has created a priority map that...
State | 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
DOT: Auke Lake Wayside was not guaranteed funding

...the Alaska Department of Transportation's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program was not guaranteed funding, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. Auke Lake Wayside had been on the DOT's to-do list for several years but had been designated...
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

...about a year ago to join Luiken at the firm."When Luiken was brought back to the department, Hatter followed," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.Hatter also served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years, the release stated. He will start...
State | AK legislature
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...
State | AK legislature
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...So far, the project has been funded at $48 million in state general funds and $154 million in federal dollars, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.Although "the whole status of that road and the road extension is still unknown," Meyer said...
Local | AK legislature


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