Construction roundup

With winter approaching, where do Juneau construction projects stand?

With winter nearing many Juneau construction projects will soon be put on hold. Listed below is where these projects currently stand.

Egan lighting: Ever Electric won the bid on the project for $3.7 million. They are currently installing the base of the light poles, which should take just over another month. Everything is slated to be finished by mid-June of next summer.

Auke Bay Roundabout: The roundabout intersection and pedestrian improvements nearby are currently scheduled to be completed this Fall. If it is not finished before winter sets in, a hard surface will be temporarily installed and the project will be completed late-spring or early-summer.

Brotherhood Bridge: The design for a replacement bridge is being finalized, and the project is set to go to bid later this fall. Construction is expected to begin early next year, and throughout the entire project a crossing will be available for drivers. For a more detailed look at the Brotherhood Bridge project see Monday’s Empire.

Out the road: A section of Glacier Highway from North Eagle Beach to Bessie Creek is getting an asphalt base layer installed this fall — exactly how much of the roadway gets covered will be partially dependent on weather. The entire resurfacing work is expected to be completed by the end of next summer.

Work on the following projects is not expected to stop during the winter months, regardless of weather, said Charlie Ford, a building official with the City and Borough of Juneau.

SLAM: Electrical and plumbing under the building has been completed, as has the loading dock slab. Crews are still working on the exterior walls and columns, and the first and second level electrical and plumbing systems.

New LDS Church: Underground utilities and the roof sheathing are finished. Work still remains on the rough framing and plumbing and electrical componenets.

UAS student housing: This project is still in the early stages. Work on the underground utilities and foundation is currently underway.

Medical building: The new Cancer Treatment Facility has its underground utilities, rough plumbing and electrical, rough framing, insulation and vapor barrier and ceiling grid all complete. An X-ray inspection is still due, and then the city will just have to do a final inspection.

Soboleff Center: The large hole in the middle of downtown remains as workers are finishing the underground utilities and lower level slab work.

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