highway between Dawson Creek, British Columbia, & Fairbanks, Alas.: 1,523 mi (2,451 km)
Formerly Al·can Highway
A road extending about 2,450 km (1,520 mi) northwest from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Originally built by US troops in 1942 as a supply route for military installations, it was opened to unrestricted traffic in 1947.