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Skagway: Juneau Access Road EIS Public Hearing
October 23, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SKAGWAY – Open House and Public Hearing will be held in the Skagway High School Multi-Purpose Room with the Open House starting at 3pm and the Public Hearing beginning at on the JUNEAU ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (SEIS). The purpose and need for the Juneau Access Improvements Project is to provide improved transportation to and from Juneau within the Lynn Canal corridor that will reduce travel times, state and user costs, and provide capacity to meet demand and improve opportunity to travel. The Draft SEIS provides a detailed overview of potential surface transportation alternatives between Juneau and the communities of Haines and Skagway. ADOT&PF and the Federal Highway Administration have identified Alternative 2B, known as the East Lynn Canal Highway, as the preferred alternative. This alternative connects the existing Juneau road system at Echo Cove to the Katzehin River Delta approximately 48 miles north. Ferry shuttle service would then be provided between Katzehin, Haines and Skagway. A separate shuttle ferry would also operate between Haines and Skagway during the summer. The SEIS is available at http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/