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Juneau Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei Improvements
(Brotherhood Bridge Trail Improvements)

Upcoming ActivityState Project No. SFHWY00259 | Federal Project No. TA18010


The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) plans to improve the functional condition of the two mile Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail). Proposed improvements include:

  • replace or modify the pedestrian bridge at Montana Creek to provide a larger span for more natural stream movement and to allow emergency and maintenance vehicle use
  • armor Montana Creek streambanks to increase the expected life of the new/modified bridge
  • armor riverbanks under and upriver of the Mendenhall River Pedestrian bridge to prevent further erosion
  • construct/reconstruct trail which includes repairing subgrade in select areas, repaving the trail and adding shoulders, replacing/adding culverts, and constructing approx. 1,500' of new trail section.

Additional improvements, if funding is available, may include adding bike racks, installing new interpretive signs, and increasing sight distance along the trail. Construction is anticipated to begin summer of 2023. The trail will be closed during project construction.

In addition to the project work outlined above, geotechnical foundation investigation for the Montana Creek bridge design will take place in June 2021. Work will take approx. 14 days, and the Montana Creek bridge and approx. 300’ of the trail on both sides of the bridge will be closed during that time.

Brotherhood Bridge Trail Improvements project map