Welcome to the Northern Rail Extension website
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) plans to extend the existing rail line from its terminus near North Pole, Alaska, 80 miles to a point near Delta Junction. The line will ultimately provide improved transportation options for the U.S. military, mass transit, and freight movement. Here you will find up-to-date information on the project, the route, construction phases, and how you can stay informed about the project.
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Over past few months, 56 girders were transported via slow-moving truck convoy along the Richardson Highway from Valdez to the Salcha site (highway milepost 332). The final shipment of steel girders for the Tanana River Crossing will arrive in Valdez on May 27, 2013 and convoys will resume in shortly thereafter.
PARKS HIGHWAY TRAVEL ADVISORY: Concrete Girders for Piledriver Slough Bridge will be coming from Anchorage on the Parks Highway. Motorists may expect to see girders on the road, Tuesday, May 28th and Friday, May 30th.
Check this website for future travel advisories.