CBJ plans road work

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Assembly awarded a $1.06 million bid to Admiralty Construction to reconstruct Hospital Drive.

    The improvements will be made from Glacier Highway to the Johnson Youth Center at 3252 Hospital Drive.

    The work includes connecting the water main on Hospital Access Road to the water main on Salmon Creek Lane.

    It also includes resurfacing the upper half of Hospital Access Road.  The bid was under the budget predicted by the engineer of $1.31 million.  Five contractors bid on the job.

    The Assembly also endorsed work to reconstruct, rebuild and resurface Capitol Avenue from West Willoughby Avenue to West Ninth Avenue. 

    The street will allow one-way traffic south to north from Willoughby to Ninth.

    The project also includes a sidewalk and utility upgrades.  This includes a fire hydrant, improved lighting and an improved connection between the Distin stairway and the West Eighth Street Trail.

    The CBJ said the project will improve Willoughby intersection deficiencies, and improve pedestrian safety.  The street will be wide enough to serve Capital City Fire Rescue trucks, Alaska Waste sanitation trucks and AEL&P trucks.

    The estimated cost of the project is $650,000.  Construction is expected to begin in late summer or fall.




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