Juneau supports road to Katzehin

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Juneau Transportation Survey found strong support for the North Douglas Crossing, the Juneau Access project, and a Sawmill cove ferry terminal.

    The report, funded by both the City and Borough of Juneau and the First Things First Alaska Foundation, contacted over 400 residents to ask about their support for several transportation issues.

    Just over half of the respondents said they support the extension of the road to a ferry terminal at Katzehin.  39 percent were opposed.  Of that, 26 percent said they were more likely to be supportive if this road went all the way to Skagway.

    79 percent of respondents were in favor of the North Douglas Crossing.  68 percent of residents support a graduation transition to day boat service wherever possible and 54 percent support a ferry terminal at Sawmill cove to provide more frequent day boat service to Haines and Skagway.

    "We believe this report will help our community leaders get a better sense of where our community wants to go in terms of transportation issues,' Board Vice President Rosemary Hagevig said, "As a former member of the CBJ Assembly, I know how difficult it is to get fair representations of community opinion."

    The Foundation contracted with the McDowell Group to survey Juneau residents.  According to statistical standards the maximum margin of error for the total sample at the 95% confidence level is plus or minus 4.9 percent.

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