Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will host a public open house to address improvement efforts for the Fred Meyer intersection.
The open house will be held at the Nugget Mall Community Room on Nov. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open house attendees will learn about the results of the traffic and accident history analysis, and they will join the department in continuing work to improve the intersection area.
Traffic dynamics along the corridor are complex; for example, one apparent factor in left-hand-turn crashes is driver difficulty judging gaps in traffic or insufficient traffic gaps. Traffic study data also shows that more than 50 percent of crashes occur during three months, November through January.
During this time period, additional hours of darkness and environmental conditions such as fog and wet or icy roads all contribute to crash frequency.
DOT&PF is engaging the community of Juneau to identify possible options that could be quickly implemented to improve safety at the intersection. The department is also working on longer-range solutions to improve safety and connectivity in the overall Egan and Yandukin area.
DOT&PF’s goal is to identify options with strong backing from the community – public support is essential when the department seeks funding for a project.
More information and opportunities to sign up for project updates are available at dot.alaska.gov/eganyandukin.