Parks Highway

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The Alaska Department of Transportation’s summer road-construction season has begun, with major projects in Fairbanks and on both the Richardson and Parks highways. Crews are hustling to get as much work done as possible during the short construction season.


Dog Still On The Run

Feb 13, 2015
Leah Hope Mitchell

Many Alaskans have a soft spot for dogs, especially animals that survive against the odds. That’s the case of a stray dog that’s been wandering through Parks Highway communities since last summer, getting food from people. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, despite the interaction with people, the dog has eluded capture.

Wildfire Brings Parks Highway Traffic to a Standstill

Jun 27, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - More than 500 acres of land are on fire roughly 20 miles west of Fairbanks along the George Parks Highway.  The Skinny’s Road Fire, as it’s known, jumped a containment line overnight Wednesday and prompted an overnight closure of the Parks Highway between mileposts 317 and 344.

A Wasilla-based company has launched a new bus service that runs twice weekly on the Parks Highway between Fairbanks and Wasilla, and points in between. Schleuter Services’s buses provide economical public transportation between the Interior and Southcentral, and an essential link on the road system that enables Alaskans in rural areas to get to and from the jobs, shopping, family and friends in the city – without having to move from their communities. KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports.