Monday, 6 April 2015

The Alaska Highway: A Story Worth Knowing

The Alaska Motorway (likewise called the Alaskan Motorway, Alaska-Canadian Motorway, or ALCAN Freeway) was created throughout World War II for the purpose of attaching the contiguous Usa to Alaska with Canada. It starts at the junction with a number of Canadian motorways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and also goes to Delta Joint, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. Finished in 1942 at a length of roughly 2,700 kilometres (1,700 mi), as of 2012 it is 2,232 km (1,387 mi) long. The distinction in distance is because of consistent restoration of the motorway, which has rerouted and also corrected various sections. The highway was opened up to the public in 1948. [1] Legendary over lots of years for being a rough, challenging drive, the motorway is now paved over its whole length. [2]

It is at this factor that the Alaska Freeway meets the Richardson Highway, which continues 155 km (96 mi) to the city of Fairbanks. This is often regarded, though unofficially, as the northern portion of the Alaska Freeway, with Fairbanks at Historic Milepost 1520.

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