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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.

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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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