City and Borough of Sitka

Press Releases and Public Service Announcements


High Wind Warning


The City and Borough of Sitka (CBS) was recently alerted of a high wind warning from approximately 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 to 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29. Winds from 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 60 mph are expected. The CBS encourages citizens to take precautions, including fastening down mooring lines, and securing loose outdoor objects.



Water Main Repair – Kirkman Way


The City and Borough of Sitka is repairing a water main leak on Kirkman Way just off Katlian Street.


Residents in the area of Kirkman Way will have their water service interrupted. Please find alternative parking as Kirkman Street will have foot access only. Crews have been dispatched to the area and will be working diligently until repairs are complete and service is restored.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.



Crescent Harbor Float Replacement Project Update


Due to construction planned for Crescent Harbor Float Replacement Project in the coming week, pedestrian traffic routes along the nearby Sea Walk and access to Floats 5, 6 and 7 will continue to be impacted. The parking lot across from 709 Lincoln Street remains closed, as well. Pedestrian routes are shown on the attached figure. Turnagain Marine Contractors (TMC) will post traffic control signs at critical areas along the Sea Walk and at the entrance to the Crescent Harbor ramps and the parking lot.


A crane will be operating in the Crescent Harbor parking lot, just north of the Net Shed. See attached figure. This will limit parking adjacent to the work.


Pile installation – both driving and drilling – has begun and is progressing well. Work had been limited to daylight hours, but has recently been extended to sunrise-to-7 p.m. Float 4 has been installed, but is not yet thoroughly secured with all the required pilings.


TMC is in the process of demolishing Crescent Harbor Floats 1 through 4 ahead of replacement of the floats, headwalks and gangways. Electrical and water services will also be replaced. TMC expects float installation to be complete in March, with electrical and utility work to follow.


Other parking and pedestrian access changes will be needed over the course of the project. Those changes will be posted here on the City and Borough of Sitka PSA page, on the CBS Facebook page, and shared with local media outlets. Please call Public Works with any questions: 747-1804.



No Name Mountain Road and Granite Creek Master Plan Kick-Off


The Sitka Planning Commission will be meeting with the consultant planning team on January 22 to kick-off the Land Use Master Plan for the 830 acre city-owned parcel that parallels Halibut Point Road from Granite Creek to No Name Mountain. The purpose of this kick-off meeting will be to introduce the consultant planning team to Sitka, and to discuss the project goals and objectives, the project schedule, and the planning process including stakeholder and public involvement. The public will be welcome to offer comment at the kick-off meeting, however, the principal meeting to gather public input and ideas on how best to use the parcel will take place in March; date to be determined. For more information, contact Project Manager Scott Brylinsky at 738-8181.


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Transportation Advisory Message - Significant Snow Event


SAFETY NOTICE: Snow berms in the road can be extremely dangerous. The City and Borough of Sitka (CBS) does not recommend kids digging snow caves or sledding on City streets as heavy equipment is used to push and remove snow berms making it unsafe.  Additionally, be cautious of vehicle traffic hazards related to poor winter driving conditions.


The CBS was alerted by the National Weather Service Juneau of a Winter Storm Watch forecasting heavy snowfall from Thursday night through Friday morning.  Accumulation of 4 to 9 inches of snow is possible. The CBS encourages citizens to take precautions. Safe transportation preparedness includes snow tires and/or tire chains, ice and snow traction cleats (grippers), high visibility clothing and safe biking. Please visit the National Weather Service Juneau website at for more information.



Crescent and Thomsen Harbor Pump Out Stations Closed


The sewage pump out station at Crescent Harbor is closed for repairs until after the rebuild project is complete. Thomsen Harbor pump out station is also unusable due to the rafting of the boats next it. Harbor users are being asked to use Eliason Harbor pump out station. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Harbor office at 747-3439.



Moller Park Playground Closures

The west and east playgrounds at Lower Moller Park are closed until further notice. The City and Borough of Sitka’s number one priority is safety and a recent audit shows that the playgrounds are not in compliance with safety standards. The City and Borough of Sitka Parks and Recreation Department apologizes for the inconvenience. For more information, call Public Works Department at 747-1804.