Alaskans know who’s in charge of their state’s roads, but who will directly oversee state-owned streets in Juneau is an open question.
Newly appointed Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken is waiting to fill the Southcoast regional director position formerly held by Al Clough.
The regional director oversees DOT operations in Southeast Alaska, the Kodiak Island Borough, Valdez and the Aleutian chain. Clough was let go by Gov. Bill Walker along with former Commissioner Pat Kemp and Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost earlier this month.