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George Parks Highway

Image of a map of the George Parks Highway

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/byways/12302/maps

The George Parks Highway, also known as Interstate A-4, Alaska Route 3, or just the Parks Highway, spans about 323 miles and connects Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska. The highway was finished in 1971 and mostly parallels the Alaska Railroad. This road is critical to the state of Alaska because not only does it connect the two largest cities, it is also the main access road to Denali and the main highway in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

It is important to note that the highway actually begins 35 miles north of Anchorage, from the Glenn Highway; therefore mileposts along the road do not start at 0, instead they start with 35.

Maya’s travels of the George Parks Highway include Wasilla, Denali, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.

Maya’s blog posts about the George Parks Highway

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