Alaska Highway


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Alaska Highway,

all-weather road, 1,523 mi (2,451 km) long, extending NW from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. An extension of an existing Canadian road between Dawson Creek and Edmonton, Alta., the Alaska Highway was constructed (Mar.–Sept., 1942) by U.S. troops as a supply route to military forces in Alaska during World War II. It was a significant engineering feat because of the difficulties of terrain and weather. In the last stretch to Fairbanks the road used the previously built Richardson Highway. The Haines Cutoff connects the Alaska Highway with the Alaska panhandle. In 1946 control of the Canadian part of the road was transferred to Canada. In 1947 the entire highway was opened to unrestricted travel; it is one of the best routes to Alaska. The highway is open throughout the year, and there are roadside facilities along its length. It was formerly known as the Alaskan International Highway and the Alcan Highway.

Alaska Highway

a road extending from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska: built by the US Army (1942). Length: 2452 km (1523 miles)
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The static weigh stations south of Fairbanks are located as follows: Hans Roelle Memorial outbound weigh station at 9451 Glenn Highway, northeast of Anchorage; Glenn Highway inbound weigh station at 9450 Glenn Highway; Tok weigh station, 1308 Alaska Highway, northeast of Anchorage; Potter Marsh weigh station, just south of Anchorage; and the Sterling weigh station farther south, mile marker 82.
Following that she served the Chinese Church in Montreal and then worked on the Alaska Highway where she met the man who would become her husband, Forrest Brown.
Stubbs has recently worked with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to create a coordinated industry position on the Alberta First Nations Consultation Policy and lead Aboriginal engagement strategies on the Alaska Highway and the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline.
One of the founding members of the now inter-denominational Braeburn Lake Christian camp, Archdeacon Privett took charge of parishes north of Whitehorse along the Alaska Highway, including St.
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A pipeline on that route could connect with a larger pipeline built to Valdez from the North Slope, or with an Alaska Highway pipeline near Delta.
Alaska Highway carries the colours of Erik Penser to a ten-length success in the first leg of the novices' hurdle, and then Bachelors Hall, trained by Peter Cundell, lands the novices' chase.
Donna is poet laureate for Tok and the Alaska Highway.
The company will now proceed with processing its application with the State of Alaska for right-of-way across state lands for the Alaska Highway pipeline project.
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Staffen was the community co-ordinator for the Lysyk inquiry into the building of the Alaska Highway gas pipeline.
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