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Press Release: 17-1013
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240,

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

photo: Rainbow over the Denali Highway

Rainbow over the Denali Highway.
Photo by Melissa Osborn, 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 (ADOT&PF) removed snow, thawed culverts and completed repairs along the 135 mile road.

ADOT&PF cautions travelers to that there may be delays due ongoing maintenance activities, including bridge work at Seattle Creek, Denali Highway MP 111. Before traveling, please visit 511.Alaska.Gov, or call 511 for the latest road conditions and construction information. Seasonal weight restrictions are in effect, updates are available here.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 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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