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The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel

Drivers are encouraged to check road conditions at 511.alaska.gov before traveling

May 16, 2019

(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 (DOT&PF) removed snow, thawed culverts and completed repairs along the 135 mile road.

DOT&PF urges drivers to be prepared for remote travel by bringing extra food and water, clothing and footwear for changing weather, and a first aid kit. Before traveling, please visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for the latest road condition information. Seasonal weight restrictions are in effect, with updates available here.

Attached photo: Maintenance crew from Paxson works to open the Denali Highway at Rock Creek near mile 25. Photo courtesy of David Hoffmeister, DOT&PF.