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The Building of the Alaska Highway 1942
ROAD SAFETY
Travelers should remember they are in a wilder- ness area, and service stations aren’t found at every turn in the road. Bearing this in mind, here are some tips for a safe, comfortable journey:
• Don’tgettooclosetothevehicleinfront.There may be flying gravel and dust to obscure vision.
• Whenforwardvisibilityislimitedbyabend, bridge or hill, PLEASE SLOW DOWN. Some vehi- cles may cross the center line to straighten out a curve, or there may be wildlife on the road.
• Be sure to carry backup equipment in good condition (spare tire, fan belt, etc.).
• For information on highway conditions while in Alaska, please dial 5-1-1 (toll free). Out-of- State, please dial (866) 282-7577.
• For the most part, there are long stretches of
HIGHWAY ROUTES
ALASKA
Holy Cross
excellent road surface and there’s no need to
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Dillingham
Willo
ANCHORAGE
Kenai Soldtotna
Homer
Seldovia
Kodiak KODIAK ISLAND
ST PAUL ISLAND
worry. Just take obvious precautions, keep up-
to-date on road conditions and use common sense.
• Drive with headlights on low beam at all times.
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• Use of seat belts is mandatory in Alaska.
• Drivers are not allowed to use hand-held elec- tronic devices having the capability of talking, texting or emailing, while driving.
In particular, be prepared for:
• Road grading in the warm season and snow plowing in winter.
• Major road reconstruction during spring, sum- mer & early fall.
• Potholes or surface breakup, most prevalent during late spring and early summer, caused by continual freezing and thawing of moisture trapped in the roadbed. PLEASE SLOW DOWN on these sectioUnsN. IMAK ISLAND
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• Occasional washouts. These may occur in late spring or early summer as a result of heavy rain or rapid melting of the alpine snowpack
Unalaska after a spell of warm weather.
• Surveyors and flag persons working on or
adjacent to the road.
• If pulled over, firearms must be announced. • Please obey all signs.
RV Length
The maximum height for an RV is 13 feet and the maximum length is approximately 70 feet (dependent to individual vessel). There are also 3 width categories, standard (up to 8 feet 5 inches), wide (8 feet 6 inches to 8 feet 11 inches) and extra wide (over 9 feet). Wide and extra wide vehicles are subject to a surcharge. You are not allowed to stay in your RV during the ferry ride.
Propane
All propane tanks must be turned off when traveling on any ferry. Terminal agents will seal any bottled gas
PACIFIC OCEAN
Bering Sea
Unalakleet
Yukon River
Galena
Hooper
Sterling Highway
Seward Highway GlenBn Haigyhway Richardson Highway
Denali (Mt McKinley
Elliott Highway Richardson Highway Alaska Highway
Parks Highway
Richardson Highway
Taylor Highway Top of the World
Highway
Steese Highway
Haines Highway Glacier Highway Mitkof Highway Tongrass Highway
Denali Highway
Seward Highway
Copper River Highway Edgerton Highway
Dalton Highway
Klondike Highway
King Cove
20,320 ft
FERRY INFORMATION FOR RV TRAVELERS
containers before boarding. Small portable containers of fuel (5 gallons or less and limited to 2 containers) must be properly sealed, labelled with the owner’s name for ID, and stored by AMHS while en route.
Pets
If traveling from another state, pets must have a health certificate not more than 30 days old. Alaska Marine charges $40 per pet entering or exiting Alaska through Bellingham and $20 per pet through Prince Rupert.
There is no charge for pets traveling on BC Ferries. While on-board, pets must stay on the vehicle deck but
can be visited, fed & given water at regular intervals. Entry to the car deck is controlled by the ships purser.
Cost
The cost of a journey on the Alaska Marine Highway varies based on the distance you are traveling, the vehicle you are driving and whether or not you are booking a cabin.
For example, the cost for two people traveling from Bellingham to Skagway with a 2-berth cabin and a 19-foot RV would be $2,608 ($954 for 2 passengers, $435 for a 2-berth cabin and $1,219 for the RV).
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