Design consultant sought to work on improvements to Egan - Yandukin intersection

    Graphic compliments of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is seeking a consultant to provide plans, specifications, and a cost estimate related to improvements at the Egan and Yandukin Drive intersection.

    According to a department document, the project is to include the design of permanent changeable message boards to indicate seasonal changeable speed limits along Egan Drive as well as improving the delineation of the intersection.  That would include better delineations of left turm movements off of Egan Drive and a better delineation for the northbound right-turn movement from Egan Drive to Fred Meyer as traffic is coming from town.  David Epstein, the Regional and Traffic Engineer for South Coast Region, said the aim is to help motorists making left turns from the opposing lanes.

     The consultant will also be required to prepare a design study report detailing the engineering decision processes made in the design and participate in public meetings, according to Epstein.

    Epstein says requests for proposals are due by January 28. His hope is that the design work can be completed by late summer or early fall with construction commencing in the Spring of 2022


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