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DOT&PF Lifts Size Restrictions, Extends Access on Taylor Highway


No. 10-2558

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Thursday lifted size restrictions on vehicles traveling in convoys on the Taylor Highway.

The convoys travel from Chicken, milepost 67, to the junction of the Top of the World Highway, milepost 95. Road conditions will accommodate all vehicles, including motor homes, buses and trailers. Vehicles must travel in convoys with pilot cars.

The convoy schedule is as follows:

Convoy Destination

Friday, Aug., 13

Saturday, Aug., 14

Sunday, Aug., 15

Monday, Aug., 16

Chicken to MP 95

8 a.m. & 12 p.m.

8 a.m. & 12 p.m.

8 a.m. & 12 p.m.

8 a.m. & 12 p.m.

MP 95 to Chicken

10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

If travelers miss the departure time they will need to wait for the next convoy. These are the only scheduled convoys at this time but DOT&PF anticipates continuing the convoys or opening the road with flaggers next week.

Convoys are weather dependent. In case of heavy rain, travel will be cancelled.

They Taylor Highway is now open to milepost 105 to allow hunting in the area. There is a large parking area near milepost 105. The road remains closed beyond this point. It remains unknown when the Taylor Highway to Eagle will be open; estimates range from two to three weeks.

A hot line and website were established last week to provide updates on the Taylor Highway. The hot line number is (907) 322-3844. It is staffed seven days per week from 8 a.m., to 8 p.m. The website is located at www.dot.alaska.gov/nreg/taylor-repairs/ .

Information updates are also available online at 511.alaska.gov or by telephoning 511.
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