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ADOT&PF Closing McCarthy Road at Mile .4 for Repair Work
Road is Currently One Lane Due to Embankment Slide.

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McCarthy Road mile .4 slide, ADOT&PF photo

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) –The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will be closing the McCarthy Road to all through traffic at mile .4 on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 a.m. Small vehicles will be able to use the road starting Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. It is estimated that the road will be open to all size vehicles on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 a.m.

Due to an embankment slide the road is currently one lane and passable only by small vehicles. The closure is necessary to rebuild the embankment and restore the road to normal width.

ADOT&PF cautions travelers to drive safely. Before traveling, please visit or call 511 for the latest road conditions and construction information.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 33 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 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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