Taylor Highway is Open to Eagle
Drivers are encouraged to check road conditions at 511.Alaska.Gov before traveling.
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) — The Taylor Highway is now open from the Alaska Highway to the City of Eagle. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&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 the 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.
DOT&PF reminds travelers to drive with caution. Anticipate winter weather, especially in the higher elevations. Watch for ice, running water, and maintenance personnel and equipment near the road. DOT&PF recommends that drivers travel with winter survival gear and chains.
Before traveling the Taylor Highway visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for the latest conditions.
DOT&PF oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of DOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”
Posted: April 9, 2012