• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
49s

Egan sees no disruption with project head change

By Associated Press 11:02 AM March 7, 2014

The road, as planned, would run to about three miles across the Lynn Canal from Haines

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau senator says departure of the man overseeing the proposed Juneau access road shouldn’t affect the project.

Sen. Dennis Egan told the Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/NG0XvD ) there have been many project designers over the years.

Project manager Mike Vigue was leaving the post, effective Friday, to take a job with the Federal Highway Administration.

The change in leadership wasn’t mentioned Thursday during a legislative hearing on the contentious road project north from Juneau. Vigue told the newspaper his decision to leave the state was unrelated to his involvement in the project.

The road, as planned, would run to about three miles across the Lynn Canal from Haines. It’s expected to speed travel between the communities, accessible now only by water and air.

Critics say there are environmental and safety concerns.

___

Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest Stories

  • News

    Alaska Airlines adds flights from Seattle to Charleston, SC

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 6:49

    Alaska Airlines is beginning nonstop flights from its Seattle hub to Charleston in November. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1doc7SF) that the airline is also adding nonstop service to Nashville, Tennessee, and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina. Alaska Airline’s vice president John Kirby told the newspaper the move adds three cities to its […]

  • News

    Alaskans with family in Nepal try to stay connected

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 28, 6:44

    For the past few days, Lisa Tamang has been calling her parents to make sure they’re safe. They were on their way to visit relatives in Nepal when the earthquake struck. “The calls are limited,” Tamang said. “It cuts off after like five minutes.” Her parents were on their way to Kathmandu when they ”had to […]

  • Sports

    East High softball wins 2 more, improves winning streak to 65

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 23:53

    It was a two-game roundup for the East Anchorage High School softball team Monday night as the T-Birds made quick work of both Eagle River (15-0) and West (12-3). Coming into the day, Eagle River was looking for its first win of the season, but it would have had to come at the hands of […]

  • Politics

    Walker calls special session, says it’s critical Legislature pass fully funded budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 20:54

      Gov. Bill Walker has called a special session after both the Alaska House and Senate adjourned Monday without passing a fully funded operating budget. The budget was passed by both bodies earlier in the day, but not enough votes were received to use the State’s Constitutional Budget Reserve to balance the budget. As it […]

  • News

    JBER soldier returns from deployment, surprises daughter at school

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 19:45

    Scenic Park Elementary School got a special visitor today. The surprise visit was extra special for one student — as it was her father who showed up to her second-grade class, home from deployment at last.

  • Politics

    Operating budget passes without full funding

    by Kate McPherson on Apr 27, 17:29

    The House of Representatives passed the state’s 2016 operating budget Monday afternoon. But there’s one big problem: There’s no money to fund it. “In failing to send the governor a budget that is funded, we have failed in our obligated duties,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz, of Ketchikan. Passed with a vote of 26 to 12, […]

  • Crime

    2 Gambell men charged in theft of 80 pizzas

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 17:10

    Two men have been arrested after stealing several dozen pizzas and trying to resell them to police, authorities say. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Nome troopers were notified of the theft of 80 frozen pizzas from the Gambell Native Store warehouse during a burglary sometime earlier that morning, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State […]

  • News

    Tanana man killed in ATV crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 16:12

    A 46-year-old Tanana man died after the ATV he was riding veered off the road and struck a tree Sunday night, authorities say. At about 9 p.m. Sunday, the Tanana Village Public Safety Officer was contacted about an ATV crash on Mission Hill Road, roughly two miles from the Yukon River village, according to an […]