Drivers can expect night closures along Denali Highway

Hunters and others with plans to travel the Denali Highway this coming weekend are being advised about overnight closures due to road work.

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A release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the road will be closed near mile 131, about four miles from Cantwell, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. September 9th, 10th and 11th.

Fish and Game notes more than 14,000 permits have been issued for various Nelchina caribou hunts, accessed from the Denali Highway. The State Department of Transportation said this weekend’s 12-hour closures are to facilitate work to improve drainage and help protect the road and bridges from flood damage.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.