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State moves forward on Road plan

...percent by the federal government. But Walker has said he's concerned about the long-term maintenance costs of a Lynn Canal highway, which the state would be responsible for.A July 6 memo from Walker's Office of Management and Budget director...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/state-moves-forward-road-plan
State | Local
Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

...gubernatorial order stays in place.The road would indirectly connect Juneau to the state's road system via the Lynn Canal Highway and a fast ferry link.In December, Gov. Bill Walker issued an administrative order that halted work on the Road...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-18/capital-budget-includes-25-million-fede
State | AK legislature
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...throughout the years as governors have come and gone. Former Gov. Tony Knowles was the last to put the kibosh on the Lynn Canal Highway; the administrations after him exhumed the project.Walker said in a September interview that he would review all...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/governor-clears-desks-alaska-dot
State | Local | AK legislature
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...support for a rate analysis, saying such a move is crucial to understanding the cost-effectiveness of the proposed Lynn Canal Highway. "This analysis will change the entire user-benefit analysis (for the highway)," committee member Jan Wrentmore...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Easier access has economic side effects

...stations north of each city are believed to offer some kind of filter between them and Outside.If a west-side Lynn Canal highway is built, Haines police and fire departments would be in charge of emergency response, since the entire length...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/easier-access-has-economic-side-effects
Local
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...and 4C (ferry improvement options) would have no effect on existing wetlands. Alternative 3 (the west-side Lynn Canal highway) would impact 26 acres of wetlands, and about 12 additional acres of aquatic habitat would need to be filled or...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...the best alternative.In the case of the proposed Lynn Canal Highway linking Juneau, Haines, Skagway and Whitehorse...typical family of four will be able to travel on the Lynn Canal Highway roundtrip between Juneau and Haines for $94 including...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/my-turn-road-economics-make-sense
Local
My Turn: Balancing the alternatives

...to Alternative 3A.Why was the east side selected?In 2000 when Governor Knowles announced Alternative 2, East Lynn Canal Highway to the Katzehin Terminal, the road went all the way to Skagway. FHWA determined that areas within the Skagway and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/balancing-alternatives
Opinion
Public comment period extended for the Lynn Canal Highway

The deadline for public comment on the Juneau Access Road has been extended from Nov. 10 to Nov. 25 by the Department of Transportation.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/public-comment-period-extended-lynn-can
Local
Letter: The road should move forward without delay

...region.We are anxious to get to work. Please use this link to tell DOT that preferred Alternative 2B - the East Lynn Canal Highway - should move forward without delay (dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/juneau_access/comments.shtml...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-road-should-move-forward-witho
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