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State hopes to open Whittier tunnel soon

WHITTIER - The state transportation department is pushing back the timetable for reopening the Whittier tunnel to road traffic to Wednesday. DOT spokesman Roger Wetherell said the delay in reopening the road after a rock slide last week...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042009/reg_431099322.shtml
Whittier Tunnel plans raise concerns

...in the mail, residents of this Prince William Sound community are anxious to learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost. The tunnel pierces mountains separating the former military base from the Southcentral...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031300/Loc_whitt.html
Local
Rock slide closes Whittier tunnel

...ANCHORAGE - A massive rock slide on Sunday closed the Whittier tunnel. The tunnel is expected to be closed for several...Transportation, said the slide came down between the Whittier tunnel and the visitor center. No one was injured. Feller...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041309/reg_428777313.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Whittier Tunnel plans raise concerns By MAUREEN CLARK...learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost. The tunnel...learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost. Whittier...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031300/Loc_whitt.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...results of electrical violations in Whittier Tunnel THE JUNEAU EMPIRE ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code...ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031600/Loc_tunnel.shtml
Tunnel inspection reveals serious safety problems

ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code violations that could have, in a worst-case scenario, led to explosions, fire, electrocution...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031600/Loc_tunnel.html
Local
Plans call for cutting tunnel fees

ANCHORAGE - The state plans to reduce the cost of driving through the Whittier Tunnel after residents complained the toll was discouraging visitors and unfair to the town. The state plans to cut the round-trip...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051302/sta_tunnel.shtml
News
Juneau road is both costly and dangerous

...Lynn Canal. Furthermore, DOT has a poor record for accurately estimating the cost of similar mega-projects. The Whittier Tunnel actually cost $89 million; it was originally estimated to come in at $48 million. Plus, with the number of recreation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091806/let_20060918098.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Murkowski's lame duck highway

...the remainder of the road will suddenly become too expensive to complete; probably so. The state low-balled the Whittier Tunnel reconstruction; the cost doubled and Anchorage and Whittier never got what they were promised. The state could have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082106/opi_20060821017.shtml
Opinion
My turn

...estimate structure was used to predict costs of the Whittier Tunnel, which came in nearly three times over budget. Demand...of three to four times in predicting demand for the Whittier Tunnel. Realistic projections of demand for Juneau access...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092200/Ope_ElectionDay.html
Opinion

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