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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2019
Press Release: 19-0025
Contact: Caitlin Frye, (907)451-5307, caitlin.frye@alaska.gov

The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel
Drivers are encouraged to check road conditions at 511.alaska.gov before traveling

Photo: Maintenance crew from Paxson works to open the Denali Highway at Rock Creek near mile 25
Maintenance crew from Paxson works to open the Denali Highway
at Rock Creek near mile 25.

Photo courtesy of David Hoffmeister, Alaska DOT&PF.

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

Beginning in mid-April, maintenance and operations crews with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) removed snow, thawed culverts and completed repairs along the 135 mile road.

DOT&PF urges drivers to be prepared for remote travel by bringing extra food and water, clothing and footwear for changing weather, and a first aid kit. Before traveling, please visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for the latest road condition information. Seasonal weight restrictions are in effect, with updates available here.

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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