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Open House Planned for Streets Improvement Project


February 04, 2013
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Transportation is beginning a project to reconstruct a highly traveled segment of South Tongass Highway from Grant Street to Deermount Street - locally known as Front Street, Mill Street and Stedman Streets. This area is located in the central tourism area of downtown Ketchikan.

The project team will kick off its work with an open house public meeting in Ketchikan on Wednesday, February 6th, at the Ted Ferry Civic Center from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Project Manager is David B. Epstein of the Alaska Department of Transportation Southeast Region.

The purpose of the project is to provide for the safe passage of pedestrians and vehicles within the South Tongass Avenue downtown corridor. Anticipated roadway improvements will include rehabilitation and or replacement of the pavement surfaces, and reconstruction of the roadway subbase, and storm drainage improvements as needed.

In addition, the project will reconstruct or improve the intersections of Dock, Mission and Stedman Streets including pedestrian crossing and add traffic calming measure.

Pedestrian improvements will include repairing and widening sidewalks as necessary in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Alaska Department of Transportation


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