Airport Dike trail to close next week

Runway area improvements spur three-day closure

The popular Airport Dike Trail, officially known as the Emergency Access Road, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Tuesday, April 19, through Thursday, April 21, due to construction activity.

According to a release from the Juneau International Airport, the exact times of closure on those days will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trail will be available for public use during the evening hours of the closure days.

Work associated with the Runway Safety Area Improvements will occur during this closure.

The public is reminded to be mindful of construction zones, roadway signage and heavy equipment in the vicinity of the EVAR.

For more information contact the Juneau International Airport Manager’s office at 789-7821.


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