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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2014
No.: 14-2517
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, Meadow.Bailey@alaska.gov

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

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ADOT&PF grader opening the Taylor Highway at mile 32 with the Alaska Range in the background. Photo by Dennis Bishop, ADOT&PF

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) –The Taylor Highway is now open from the Alaska Highway to the City of Eagle. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&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 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.

ADOT&PF urges travelers to drive with extreme caution and expect water and ice on the road between miles 64-160. Drivers should anticipate winter weather, especially in higher elevations, and travel with winter survival gear and chains. Drivers are warned to watch for drifting snow, icy conditions, running water, and maintenance personnel and equipment near the road.
Before traveling the Taylor Highway visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for the latest conditions.

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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