Stretching ninety miles along Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Lynn Canal is North America’s deepest fjord. It’s waters were the lifeblood of the Klondike Gold Rush, and now offer a window into the wild that defines Alaska. The Lynn Canal also ties the people of Alaska’s “Southeast” together. It is their highway. Read more
Letter to the editor
In all the opinions proposed on road access up Lynn Canal, there is one possibility that has been glossed over and another not even mentioned, or at least I haven’t seen it. Read more
50-mile road designated a ‘mega-project’; cost estimate from highway agency at $491 million
By Pat Forgey | JUNEAU EMPIRE
New cost estimates boosting the Juneau Access Project to half a billion dollars has moved the road into the realm of “mega-projects,” a designation bringing with it new federal regulations.
A Federal Highway analysis of the 50.8 mile road up the east side of Lynn Canal is estimated to cost $491 million to complete, according to a Federal Highway Administration agency. So far $25 million has been spent. Read more
Alaska Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, July 9, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Juneau road project will cost the state nearly half a billion dollars. Read more
Letter to the editor
To date, every single problematic aspect of building the Juneau access road has a sound and valid solution to it. Read more
The Governor of Alaska has asked Congress for nearly $300 million dollars to build the Juneau Access Road. This costly and controversial project would require removal of miles of pristine coastline along the Inside Passage’s Lynn Canal, the longest and deepest fjord in North America. Taxpayers for Commonsense, in its report, Roads to Ruin, call this road one of the “biggest transportation boondoggles in the country”. Read more
Despite Alaska’s size, politics in the state almost always feels like small-town politics. When it comes to the debate over the proposed Lynn Canal road, some politicians always seem to be at the center of the argument.
In an exclusive interview from the upcoming film “Blue Highway,” State Senator Kim Elton discusses life in Alaska’s “southeast,” the fight over the proposed “Juneau Road,” and the changes it could bring to the region.
The battle over the Lynn Canal and the proposed “Juneau Road” has galvanized communities throughout Alaska’s “southeast.” Leading the charge in support of the road has been Citizens Pro-Road, a grass-roots group fighting to see the road become reality.
In this exclusive interview from the upcoming documentary “Blue Highway”, Dick Knapp, head of Citizens Pro-Road, discusses the arguments for and against the “Juneau Access Road.”