The City & Borough of Sitka has issued a statement that repairs to Blue Lake Road and Green Lake Road are nearing completion.
Both roads are now open to public pedestrian access. Vehicle access to the Heart Lake/Thimbleberry Lake and the Beaver Lake Trails via Blue Lake Road remains closed.
The extensive road repairs are primarily being funded by the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as repairs from the 2015 landslide. These repairs will allow the Electric Department to complete the dam overlook project which will lead to a reopening of public vehicle access to Blue Lake sometime next fall. The closure is meant to ensure the safety of the public while large construction equipment is working on the narrow roads.
For additional information please contact the City Electric Department at 747-4000.