On the Lena Beach project, the District Ranger decided to change the road through the Lena Beach Recreation Area to a one-way road; pave the road and parking areas, paint diagonal parking lines and add parking;install a curb and speed bumps; install bollards (removable) gates for emergency and administrative needs; reconstruct and slightly move the shelters to improve accessibility; replace six outhouses in three locationswith three, fully accessible outhouses; improve trails; and make other improvements.
On the West Glacier project, the District Ranger decided to construct and adjust parking; install a gate for emergency and administrative needs; construct a bike and pedestrian trail and install bike racks; adjust the Tolch Rock Trail to allow for skier access; install a six-unit vault outhouse; construct a spur trail to Mendenhall Lake; install signs; and move the toilets to meet distance and elevation requirements and recommendations of the State while also making the toilets more accessible and avoiding the historic shoothouse area.
Survey and design for these projects is in progress, and contract packages will be prepared this fall. Construction may begin as early as the spring of 2016.
The Tongass National Forest and Juneau Ranger District wish to thank Juneau residents for participating in the public meetings and providing comments on plans over the last year. For more information about these projects, contact Michelle Putz by phone at 907-747-4278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.