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Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...of Transportation, but the decades-old Juneau Road project, which would connect Juneau indirectly to Alaska's road system and cost an estimated $574 million in state and federal funds, didn't make the cut.Juneau projects that did make...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...capital, but it's also a lot of money to spend to shorten a ferry trip, as a link-up with the rest of the state road system still would be unfeasible. The Knik Arm bridge would ease Anchorage's growing pains, but is a shorter commute to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...tunnels needed to bore through Halutu Ridge likely would be longer than the tunnel that connects Whitter to the Alaska road system - and that tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in North America.The expense involved in boring such a tunnel to connect...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/reviewing-all-options-old-and-new
Local
Traffic forecasts drive Road debate

...to the rest of the country.In a second model, Fehr & Peers used Anchorage traffic data. "Anchorage folks have a road system already," Woodrow said, "so they travel more often."Data from that second model was incorporated into Fehr...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/traffic-forecasts-drive-road-debate
Local
Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

...have been decided weeks or months ago when the candidates campaigned in bush communities well off Alaska's limited road system, places like the nation's northernmost town of Barrow, the quaint fishing village of Petersburg, or the tundra...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-04/small-alaska-town-welcomes-big-politics
State
New brew, same beer

...project. "Skagway has become a very selfish town," he proclaimed, saying that Skagway is connected to the continental road system, and there is no reason to forbid Juneau from improving its connection to that road network.He blamed "liberals...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-26/new-brew-same-beer
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up to voter turnout, Thumbs down to keeping public documents secret

...Alaska State Troopers wildlife detachment in Juneau announced it was investigating cases of wasted meat along the Juneau road system. Apparently, some hunters have been leaving carcasses by the side of the road after taking their trophies. This kind...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-13/empire-editorial-thumbs-voter-turnout
Opinion
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...this challenging yet extremely worthwhile goal. Building the highway north to connect Juneau to the North American road system is not something all Juneau residents agree on, but it is the right thing to do, practically, economically and environmentally...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
Smoke on the water

...if Alaskans approve the legalization of marijuana on Tuesday, every nugget, leaf and product sold off Alaska's road system will have to be produced locally - unless the vendor is willing to break the law.Thank the U.S. Coast Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-03/smoke-water
Local
Letter: Focus on the Alaska Marine Highway

...Katzehin Road wouldn't even connect cars with the mainland road system. It will dead-end at the Katzehin River delta in Upper...requiring travelers to then board a ferry to reach the road system. It's a choice between a ferry terminal in Auke Bay...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-25/letter-focus-alaska-marine-highway
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