Repair crews begin to work on city streets

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008

State highway crews will be repaving numerous Juneau streets over the next year at a cost of $500,000 to $1 million, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced.

Bids on the project are expected to be opened July 8, paving can begin in early September, and the job should be completed by June 30, 2009.

The project should restore a smooth riding surface for the public, reduce maintenance effort on patching, and aid snow removal, according to the department.

Among the streets to be repaved are Egan Drive from the intersection of 10th Street and the Douglas Bridge to the intersection with Glacier Highway; near Bartlett Regional Hospital from the intersection with Egan Drive to the Salmon Creek Bridge; the south lane from Shell Simmons Drive to the bus stop north of Berners Avenue.

Depending on funding, the northbound lane of Glacier Highway at Anka street also will be paved.

"The work will repair areas of deteriorating pavement by grinding off the top of the existing pavement and repaving with hot mix asphalt concrete pavement," said Chad Howard, engineering manager for the department's Southeast region.

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