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My Turn: Egan lighting project makes roads safer

...this project as the first large-scale deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) highway illumination on an Alaska state highway. Engineering analysis demonstrated that it was feasible. However, the quality of LED lighting is different than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-11/my-turn-egan-lighting-project-makes-r
Opinion
Opinion: DOT's highways to nowhere

...Good Friday Earthquake of 1964. The road up the Copper River to Chitina, where it was supposed to connect to the state highway system, was never finished.The only vehicle access to Cordova is via ferry, and like Juneau, about half the town...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-30/opinion-dots-highways-nowhere
Opinion
Forest Service cleans state highway in honor of Earth Day

...program and celebrated Earth Day a little early, Friday. Local Forest Service employees adopted a stretch of scenic state highway between Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier as a public service project and a morale builder. The first cleanup of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042510/nei_622621656.shtml
Neighbors
Extreme weather tough on transportation system

...differences are on the minds of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, whose advice on the design...makes it real."___Online:American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials http://www.transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/joan-lowy/2012-11-23/extreme-weather-tough-transportatio
3 people dead as State Troopers' copter crashes

...saved hundreds of lives," Mallard said.Toll had worked as a patrol trooper and wildlife trooper. He was a Kansas state highway patrolman before he was hired in Alaska a decade ago, Mallard said.Both left behind families."Like family, we're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-02/3-people-dead-state-troopers-copter-cra
State
Cowboys player charged after DUI accident kills teammate

...any eyewitnesses to the wreck, the police spokesman said.Argumaniz said when officers arrived at the scene on a state highway service road, Brent was dragging Brown from the vehicle, a Mercedes, which was on fire. Officers quickly put out...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-12-09/cowboys-player-charged-after-dui-accid
Sports
Photo: Aboard the Malaspina

Kris Dorsey, right, her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Emma, 5, enjoys their time out on the deck of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-05/aboard-malaspina
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ANN CHANDONNET THE JUNEAU EMPIRE State highway workers cleared avalanche debris...road about 3 a.m. Monday. State highway workers also brought a larger...receiving electricity. Archives State highway workers cleared avalanche debris...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032800/Loc_slides.shtml
Crew clears slide paths

State highway workers cleared avalanche debris from...covered the road about 3 a.m. Monday. State highway workers also brought a larger avalanche...avalanches were purposely created by a state highway crew firing 105mm howitzer shells across...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032800/Loc_slides.html
Local
State highway crews to inspect Amalga Harbor bridge

Highway crews will conduct inspections on the Peterson Creek Bridge on Amalga Harbor Road between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 25-27. There will be one-hour periodic closures to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during that time.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102410/reg_725328282.shtml
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