State Opens More of the Taylor Highway

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The state re-opened the Taylor Highway from Chicken to the Top of the World Junction this morning following another round of emergency repairs to the flood damaged road. The Department of Transportation cautions that the 30 mile section of gravel is rough, but gives motorists access to the Canadian border.  The next stretch of the Taylor, which heads north toward Eagle remains closed due to numerous slides and washouts.

Repair work is underway, and the D.O.T. is optimistic that the road can be made passable in a week or so.

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