THE ALASKA HIGHWAY
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The Alaska Highway was built in seven months by American Army engineers during World War II at a cost of $135 million. It was created to be used as a supply route for military forces in Alaska during the war. The highway is 1,523 miles long and runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to the Richardson Highway in Delta Junction, Alaska. During the construction, its said the builders often worked in temperatures as low as - 40 degrees fahrenheit and a record -79 degrees fahrenheit was set during this time as well.

Today there is always construction and reparis being done to the highway often causing rough roads and detours. Many travel the highway to experience an adventure, stay at campgrounds, and sight see, whatever the reason, the building of the Alaska Highway helped open up Alaska to the rest of the world.





"YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE
WORLD FAMOUS ALASKA HIGHWAY" sign Alaska Highway
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n Dawson Creek, BC
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Map of the Alaska Highway
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