Northern Terminus of the "Alcan" HighwayThis highway was constructed during World War II as a military supply route for interior Alaska Military and Airfields in 1942. 7 Army regiments and 42 Contractors and Public Roads Administrators working from Delta Junction South and Dawson Creek North completed it when they met at Soldiers' Summit at Kluane Lake Yukon Territory in November 1942. At the peak of construction, 77 Contractors employed 15,000 men and 11,000 pieces of road building equipment. The total construction cost for 1422 miles was $115,000,000.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||6W E 561943 N 7101760|
|Decimal Degrees||64.03706667, -145.73183333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 64° 2.224', W 145° 43.91'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||64° 2' 13.44" N, 145° 43' 54.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000-1098 Alaska Hwy, Delta Junction AK 99731, US|
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