Alaska Highway


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Alaska Highway

Formerly Al·can Highway  (ăl′kăn′)
A road extending about 2,450 km (1,520 mi) northwest from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Originally built by US troops in 1942 as a supply route for military installations, it was opened to unrestricted traffic in 1947.

Alaska Highway

n
(Placename) a road extending from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska: built by the US Army (1942). Length: 2452 km (1523 miles). Originally called: Alcan Highway
References in periodicals archive ?
The Nickel Shaw project has exceptional access to infrastructure, located three hours west of Whitehorse via the paved Alaska Highway, which further offers year-round access to deep-sea shipping ports in southern Alaska.
They were also suspects in the fatal shootings of Australian Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose bodies were found July 15 along the Alaska Highway about 300 miles from where Dyck was killed.
and Canada to reconstruct and maintain the 325 miles of the Haines Road and the Alaska Highway within Canada.
RCMP are giving a press conference on the two people murdered on the Alaska Highway, and they have the cat ear filter on.
He is also the author of the regional outdoor adventure favorite "Down the Little Pee Dee, Paddling South Carolina's Legendary Blackwater River," plus "Alaska Highway Flight Log" and "German and Bosnian Voices in a Time of Crisis" as well as books on Alpine skiing and adventure travel.
North of Homer is the Alaska Highway, which is frequented by bears, moose, elk, caribou, and bison.
Source Energy Services opened its first unit-train-capable delivery terminal for frac sand into the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) as companies deploy bigger fracs for higher results, according to the Alaska Highway News.
history--the construction of the Alaska Highway 75 years ago.
The project is 15 kilometers from the Alaska Highway and is accessible by well-maintained, all-weather roads.
A proposed $235 million pipeline from Wonowon to Taylor and another pipeline that will carry gas to the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant received environmental approval by the British Columbia government, according to Alaska Highway News.
What is different is that some of the stories are 'off the beaten track.' Soldiers, sailors and airmen are there, but so are civilians, profiteers and their victims, Alaska highway workers and even 'Zombies' and draft-dodgers.

Full browser ?