Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau
A citizen group says local sales tax money should be used to pay for a North Douglas crossing. For years, the City and Borough of Juneau’s top transportation priority has been a second bridge linking the mainland to the island. City officials believe the best potential for future development is in the West Douglas area.
Emergency access and congestion on the existing bridge are also concerns. Despite its best efforts, the city has never been able to secure state or federal funding for the project.