Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Work by the Forest Service at Lena Beach this summer is progressing.
The area was closed this season for the renovation work.
Ed Grossman, the Recreation Program Manager for the Juneau Ranger District, said on Action Line that the entire site has been redesigned.
The initial work involved fixing Picnic Creek. A bridge is being constructed now and they are about to send out bids for the construction of three new outhouses.
Grossman said not all of the shelter replacements have been funded at this time, but there are a couple included in this summer's work. Those foundations are been poured and picnic sites are being revamped.
Grossman said the road into the area is also being realigned to provide enhanced access by emergency vehicles. Trails are also being made accessible.
More project options still need to go out to bid.
Grossman said if funding can found for those options, he's hopeful that work can be completed next season. He figures the current work will probably be wrapped up in August.
Even though the area is closed, Grossman said the public can still access the beach.