Coming down the Mt. Roberts Trail

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Coming down the Mt. Roberts Trail

Coming down the Mt. Roberts Trail.

Douglas Island is on the left and Mt. Juneau on the right with Gastineau Channel and downtown Juneau (including the Federal Building, Harris Harbor, and Aurora Basin) between. The Chilkat Mountains on the far side of Lynn Canal are in the far distance; the Mendenhall wetlands with the Juneau International Airport are off the end of Douglas Island and the Mendenhall Peninsula and Auke Bay are beyond that.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 2:11 p.m. ADT, September 15, 2010, © 2010

A Look Back at the Sunny Point Intersection Highway Project

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A Look Back at the Sunny Point Intersection Highway Project

Southbound: Mountainside Estates in the background. Mt. Juneau at the upper right.

Southbound: Mountainside Estates in the background. Mt. Juneau at the upper right.

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Northbound: Chilkat Mountains in the distance, Sunny Drive is on the left.

Northbound: Chilkat Mountains in the distance, Sunny Drive is on the left.

The New Sunny Point Intersection was opened to the public with
unrestricted vehicular traffic, Thursday afternoon, November 6, 2008.

The project built the first diamond interchange in Juneau and consisted of:

  • A diamond interchange that raised Egan Drive
    over a new access road that connects to Glacier
    Highway next to the west end of the new Walmart
    store parking lot.

  • A traffic signal at the intersection of the
    new access road with Glacier Highway.

  • Access to Sunny Point via a separate underpass,
    crossing under Egan Drive about 300 feet
    west of the original Sunny Drive intersection.

State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Project Link

Pictures by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 10:53 – 10:55 a.m. ADT, May 18, 2007, © 2008