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Trail closure at Montana Creek pedestrian bridge June 7-20

June 3, 2021 – FYI, News

The Montana Creek pedestrian bridge on the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) will be closed June 7 through June 20.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will conduct two weeks of geotechnical foundation investigation drilling at the Montana Creek pedestrian bridge site. The work requires setting up a mobile drill rig and associated support equipment at each end of the bridge. In the interests of public safety and for the safety of the work crew, public access of the Montana Creek bridge is restricted. The public will not be able to cross the Montana Creek bridge during this time.

The DOT&PF and the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) plans to improve the functional condition of portions of the two mile Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail). Proposed improvements include replacement of the pedestrian bridge at Montana Creek to provide a larger span for more natural stream movement, drainage work and asphalt replacement on portions of the trail. The drilling work is a necessary part of the new bridge design process. Construction of the new bridge is anticipated to start the summer of 2023.

This project is a partnership between the Alaska DOT&PF and the CBJ, with grant and sales tax funding. For more information about the entire trail rehabilitation project, visit https://bit.ly/3pgujUv.

If you have any questions, contact DOT&PF Jessica Eller (907) 465-2156, or CBJ Alan Steffert (907) 586-0800 ext. 4190.