Taylor Highway Closed for Repairs; Will Reopen Thursday

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The Taylor Highway is closed Wednesday from Chicken to the Top of the World Junction to allow for repairs.  Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey says fabric and fill are being used to shore up water damaged road bed.   She says the technique has already been successfully employed to stabilize an area at about mile 118, where a massive slide, took out the road on the way to Eagle.

The Taylor Highway remains closed between the junction and Eagle.  The D.O.T. has led convoys in and out of Eagle in recent days, and Bailey says more will be scheduled. She says the first section of Taylor, from Chicken to the junction, will re-open Thursday.

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