Glenn Highway


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Glenn Highway

Address:c/o Alaska Public Lands Information Center
605 West 4th Ave, Suite 105
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone:907-271-2737
Web: www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic/ Description:Paralleling the Chugach Mountains along its entire route, byway follows a path carved by ancient glaciers. It provides access to the 495,000-acre Chugach State Park at Eagle River and follows the Matanuska River for over half its length. Near the byway's end at Eureka Summit, visitors can observe four of Alaska's major mountain ranges: the Alaska Range, the Chugach Mountains, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains.
Legth: 139 miles. Start/Endpoint: From Anchorage to the Little Nelchina River. Time to Allow: 2.5 hours to drive. Designation/Year: Scenic Byway (2002).

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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and construction contractor, Kiewit, are working to improve the Glenn Highway between Artillery Road and Hiland Drive.
In March 2018, we had an oversized truck hit one of our bridges that crosses the Glenn Highway, and we had to shut down the highway for, I think, four and a half days.
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll said he had been told that parts of Glenn Highway, a scenic route that runs northeast out of the city past farms, mountains and glaciers, had "completely disappeared." Traffic in the three lanes heading out of the city was bumper-to-bumper and all but stopped Friday afternoon as emergency vehicles passed on the shoulder.
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll (https://www.seattlepi.com/news/education/article/The-Latest-Tsumami-alert-for-southern-Alaska-13434655.php) told the Associated Press that parts of a scenic highway that heads from Anchorage toward mountains and glaciers have sunken and "completely disappeared" and that the Glenn Highway damage was so significant that it will probably "take a long time to repair."
Whether this is a cruise through the Inside Passage, a drive along the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, or a flight around the top of Mount McKinley - Alaska demands that you put on your explorer's hat.
The Glenn Highway out of Anchorage is designated a "National Scenic Byway" for good reason.
DOT Spokesperson Rick Feller says another major project soon beginning is repaving the Glenn Highway from near Eklutna to the Parks Highway.
ACS said CDMA cell sites launched recently in Anchorage have enhanced voice and data coverage in Minnesota Drive at Dimond Boulevard, 36th Avenue at Spenard Road, Boniface Street at the Glenn Highway, Old Seward Highway at Dowling Road, Lake Otis Parkway at Tudor Road and L Street at 12th Avenue.
40 miles from Anchorage, Inner Springer Loop Road, just off Glenn Highway. Contact: Jim Fenton, 907-344-5999.
The Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, a 135-mile drive in Alaska, shadows the path of migrating hawks and falcons and provides access to mountain trails and riverside recreation.
The Alaska Native Heritage Center (800-315-6608), located just off the Glenn Highway, is the only place where all of Alaska's native cultures are gathered under one roof.
Division of Human Services Wright State University Colonel Glenn Highway Dayton, Ohio 45435