We are working to reconstruct the Dalton Highway from its starting point at the Elliott Highway near Livengood to milepost (MP) 9. Due to the surrounding mountainous terrain, this segment of the Dalton Highway features steep grades and sharp curves that don't meet current design safety standards. To improve safety and efficiency for commercial vehicles using this route, we are proposing to relocate the road to more level terrain below the ridge lines it currently follows.
The Department's purpose for this project is to improve the safety and service for the first nine miles of the Dalton Highway. As part of this effort, we propose to:
We are working on detailed design in preparation for environmental permitting. Construction is expected to begin in 2025. We welcome your feedback! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and view our proposed route here .