DOT Will Lead Convoys Out of Eagle

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The Department of Transportation will lead convoys in and out of Eagle over a damaged stretch of the Taylor Highway.  The convoys, which will run Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, leave Eagle at 8:00 a.m., and head back in from the Jack Wade Junction at 1:00 p.m. each afternoon.  There’s been no road access to Eagle since heavy rains caused washouts and slides along the 65 miles of road between the junction and Eagle back on July 10.  D.O.T. spokeswoman Meadow Bailey says convoys were set up in response to local requests.

Bailey says there are restrictions on the size and weight of vehicles being allowed in the convoys. No buses, motor homes, trailers, overloads or wide loads will be permitted. She says future convoys may be scheduled if necessary, but that additional contractors are being called in to beef up the force working to fix the road to Eagle.

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