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No construction delays on Douglas Highway for July 4th festivities, weekend

July 3, 2019 – FYI, News

Both lanes of the Douglas Highway are open and clear of construction for the Independence Day Holiday weekend, starting today through Sunday, July 3 – July 7. Construction work will resume Monday, July 8.

The City and Borough of Juneau has contracted with Admiralty Construction for Phase 1 of a project to replace the water main on Douglas. Once work starts again on Monday, it’s expected to last into early September.

CBJ apologizes for the lack of public outreach regarding the project. Construction work, which started the first week of June, has resulted in regular traffic delays. A recent push by the contractor to ensure the highway is open for the July 4th festivities caused unusually long traffic delays on Tuesday, July 2. Moving forward, CBJ will notify the public with project and traffic updates, particularly when longer than normal wait times are anticipated.

Again, both lanes of Douglas Highway are currently open and clear of construction. Activities organized by the Douglas 4th of July Committee will go on as scheduled, including the Community Picnic at Sandy Beach and the Soapbox Challenge Practice Trials this evening, July 3, as well as tomorrow’s July 4th Douglas Parade at 2 p.m. and other festivities throughout the day. For more information on these events, go to the Douglas 4th of July Committee website or Facebook page.

For more information on the Douglas Highway water main replacement project, contact CBJ Project Manager Paul Beck at 586-0882 or Paul.Beck@juneau.org.