Alaska Highway


Alaska Highway

Road through the Yukon, connecting Dawson Creek, British Columbia, with Fairbanks, Alaska, a distance of 1,523 mi (2,451 km). It was constructed by U.S. Army engineers in 1942 as an emergency war measure to provide an overland military supply route to Alaska. It is a scenic route now open year-round.

Variants of ALASKA HIGHWAY

Alaska Highway formerly Alcan Highway

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