Dalton Highway

The James W. Dalton Highway, usually referred to as the Dalton Highway (and signed as Alaska Route 11) is a 414-mile (667 km) road in Alaska. It begins at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, and ends at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. Once called the North Slope Haul Road (a name by which it is still sometimes known, and it is labeled as such on Google Maps), it was built as a supply road to support the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in 1974. It is named after James Dalton, a lifelong Alaskan and an engineer who supervised construction of the Distant Early Warning Line in Alaska and, as an expert in Arctic engineering, served as a consultant in early oil exploration in northern Alaska.

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... The Dalton Highway in Alaska was built in 1974 to allow construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System ... Rather than relieving congestion, the highway was built to allow access to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields, which before were inaccessible ...
Dalton Highway - Major Intersections
... Borough Location Mile km Destinations Notes Unorganized Livengood 0.00 0.00 AK-2 (Elliot Highway) – Manley Hot Springs, Fairbanks Southern terminus Hess Creek 34 ... Hess Creek Overlook Rest ...

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