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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013
No.: 13-2530
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, Meadow.Bailey@alaska.gov

The Denali Highway is Open to the Public
Drivers are urged to check road conditions at 511.Alaska.Gov before traveling

(FAIRBANKS, ALASKA) - The Denali Highway is now open from Cantwell, on the Parks Highway, to Paxson, on the Richardson Highway.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) usually opens the 135 mile Denali Highway by May 15. This year the opening was delayed due to uncommon spring weather, including heavy snow storms and cold temperatures.

Drivers should use extra caution and visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for the latest road conditions before traveling the Denali Highway.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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