Egan Drive project changes bus routes

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital Transit will adjust routes Monday for all buses that serve downtown.

    The changes are expected to last through this year's construction season.

    The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities plan to spend $14.3 million to upgrade Egan Drive between 10th Street and Main Street.

    This year the focus will be on the stretch between Willoughby and Whittier Streets.  Egan Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction in select work zones.  Traffic control may be in place from Aurora Harbor to Main Street.

    Left turns are restricted in the traffic controlled zone. 

    Capital Transit announced these changes to the downtown bus service;

    Transfers will occur at the Senior Center on F Street instead of the Federal Building and State Museum.

    Outbound buses will leave the Federal Building two minutes earlier than normal to facilitate transfers at the Senior Center at 12th and F Street.

    Express service will follow reverse routing through the downtown area, starting at the Senior Center.

    Inbound buses will go directly to downtown from the Senior Center via 10th Street and Egan Drive.  No inbound service to the Federal Building, Foodland IGA, and State Museum stops for these routes.

    Passengers to want to get to downtown from these stops can take the outbound Valley bus to the Senior Center and transfer to an inbound bus going to downtown.

    Bicycles will be loaded an unloaded at the Senior Center only.

    The bus stop at the State Museum on Whittier Street will be closed.

    If you have questions please call Capital Transit at (907) 789-6901.


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