CPR Activity

What is Citizens Pro Road Doing?

It is important to stay involved.

Listen to these short messages (30 sec) from former First Lady Sandy Parnell and Operating Engineers Local 302 member, Corey Baxter on why it’s important for you to add your voice to the comments in support of Juneau Access.

Message from former First Lady Sandy Parnell

Message from Corey Baxter – Member of Operating Engineers Local 302

More than 10 years of work went into the original Environmental Impact Statement for the Juneau Access Project, leading to a Record of Decision allowing for building a road from Juneau to Haines and Skagway with a ferry terminal in Katzehin.

State and federal officials looked at a wide variety of alternatives from the environmental, economic, energy use, resource distribution and quality of life perspectives. CPR believes the agencies followed the rules and the process.

Governor Parnell’s administration made the decision to move forward on completing a Supplemental Environmental Impact  statement that addresses concerns raised by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and looks more closely at a ferry alternative.

It’s important that pro-road supporters don’t give up now. We have to stay involved in the process and make sure our voices are heard at every public hearing and at every level of government transportation planning!

Read these great articles about the importance of the Juneau Access project:

Win Gruening – Juneau Empire 10-30-14 My Turn: Why Not?
Win Gruening – Juneau Empire 10-17-14  My Turn: 2B or Not 2B
Paulette Simpson – Reply to 10-3-14 Editorial in Chilkat Valley News – What’s In It For Haines – P. Simpson
Sandy Williams – ADN 9-26-14  Road Misconceptions Set Straight
Katie Moritz – Juneau Empire 9-20-14  More ferries for less ridership – Juneau Empire
Sandy Williams – Juneau Access Article  SW-The Alaska Contractor – Sum 2013
Jim Becker –Importance of the Road to the Fishing Industry – May 2007

And…as far back as May, 1925, the Women’s Club of Skagway recognized the importance of roads to link communities together. Here’s their letter to the District Forester and District Engineer. JNU SGY Road Urged by Womans Club – May 1925