Taylor Highway Open Today, Scheduled for Closure August 21-23 and August 27-28Convoys on the Taylor Highway are running today, Friday, August 20.
The Taylor Highway, north of Chicken, will be closed for scheduled construction activities on August 21-23 and August 27-28.
Convoys will continue through August 31, but will not run on days scheduled for closure. Convoys travel round trip two times each day, but they are weather dependent. In case of heavy rain, travel will be canceled.
- Convoys from Chicken to milepost 95 will depart from Chicken at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- Convoys from milepost 95 to Chicken will depart from milepost 95 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Convoys travel from Chicken, milepost 67, to the junction of the Top of the World Highway, milepost 95. There are no size restrictions for vehicles traveling in the convoys. Vehicles must travel in convoys with pilot cars. If travelers miss the departure time they will need to wait for the next convoy.
When convoys are running, travelers can access up to Taylor Highway milepost 105.
At this time there is no certain date when the Taylor Highway from milepost 105 to Eagle will be open.
For updates call the Taylor Highway hot line at (907) 322-3844 or call 511. You can also visit the Taylor Highway website at www.dot.alaska.gov/nreg/taylor-repairs/ or visit 511.Alaska.Gov for statewide road conditions.
Posted: August 20, 2010
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