Committee supports sale of small parcels of CBJ land

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Three proposed land sales to allow for state road projects went before the CBJ Assembly Lands and Resources Committee.

    The first sale would involve 2,368 square feet near Switzer Creek.  This is part of an improvement project proposed by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to resurface and improve Glacier Highway from Vanderbilt Road to the old Walmart property.

    The project is designed to improve the flow of vehicular traffic through the project area, including public transit and to make the road more accessible to pedestrians including those with disabilities.  The current road has inadequate crossing and travel lanes.

    Deputy Lands Manager Dan Bleidorn said the plan includes widening the road and adding a bus stop.

    The Lands and Resources Committee recommended the CBJ dispose of the property by negotiated sale with the ADOT and by granting easements.

    The second sale involves 7,878 square feet needed for road construction, a permanent easement of 459 square feet and a temporary construction easement containing 1,543 square feet.  The ADOT plans to resurface and improve Mendenhall Loop Road.  Benefits include improved traffic flow, pedestrian and bicycle safety and updating existing infrastructure.  The purchase price proposed by the state is $24,175.   This parcel is near the intersection of Stephen Richards Drive.

    The third parcel includes 17,172 square feet at the intersection of Mendenhall Loop Road and Floyd Dryden Middle School.  The DOT offered $15,000 for the costs of relocating the electronic sign at the school. 

     

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