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No.: 12-2527
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240,

The Taylor Highway is Open to Eagle
Drivers are encouraged to check road conditions at 511.Alaska.Gov before traveling.

(Fairbanks, Alaska)—The Taylor Highway is now open from the Alaska Highway to the City of Eagle. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Maintenance and Operations crews started removing snow and ice along the 160-mile road in late March.

The Boundary Spur, also known as the Top of the World Highway, remains closed until the U.S./Canadian Customs opens in mid-May. Opening of the border is predicated on the breakup of the Yukon River at Dawson, which will allow the George Black Ferry to operate.

DOT&PF reminds travelers to drive with caution. Anticipate winter weather, especially in the higher elevations. Watch for ice, running water, and maintenance personnel and equipment near the road. DOT&PF recommends that drivers travel with winter survival gear and chains.    

Before traveling the Taylor Highway visit or call 511 for the latest conditions.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of ADOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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