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Old 05-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Road conditions in Canada

We will be traveling to Alaska in RV in June. This is our first long trip in our RV and would welcome any information on the road conditions in Canada. Will be leaving SD and wondering about Highway 93 and 16 in Canada. Thanks for any help you can give us.

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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For the most part sthe roads are pretty good. There most always seems to be some construction going on so slow down in those areas. One area that always seems to be an issue is bewteen Burwash landing and Beaver creek. This stretch seems to have lots of 'frost' heaves and can take it toll on vehicles. In this section slow down and take your time.
Hope that you have a good safe trip.

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Roads are super in Kanada compared to California........... It's hard to do roadrepair in Winter at or around 30F below.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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16 is four lane to the edge of Jasper National Park, the most scenic part. 93 is one of the most beautiful drives in the country.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:46 AM   #5
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It's not the Canadian roads I'd worry about going to Alaska. They're pretty dang good compare to some of the gravel roads in Alaska. Rock chips and broken windshields are pretty much the norm during a visit up North. At least it was for us during our 3 month trip.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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We are currently in Dawson Creek and just starting the trip on the ALCAN. We traveled across Canada from Winnepeg mostly on highway 16. Roads have been fine all the way, except for the bad luck of some rain and wind at times. Have fun on your trip, we are
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We made it to Anchorage Wednesday the 9th from California. This post is intended as a general road condition report but keep in mind the road condition will change as repairs are made or additional summer traffic wears on the roads.

There were frost heaves south of Whitehorse this year, some pretty bad but mostly marked with red flags. That section of the road has been good the last few years so the winter must have been colder with a faster warm up than usual. The bad conditions started about one hundred miles below Whitehorse.

The road was pretty good past Whitehorse to Lake Kluane and then poor again from the lake to the Alaska Border, as usual.

We went south at Tok towards Glennallen and then to Chugiak. In general these roads in Alaska were good but with a few frost heaves to watch out for. Most are marked, but not all.

The best advice I have is to slow down thru these sections to about 45 mph to give yourself time to slow down even more as you come to a section of frost heaves. If your trying to travel at the speed limit you may not have time to get slowed down enough.

In general, except for the section below Whitehorse, the roads were better this year than many years in the past. We have traveled the road every year since 2001 so we've seen the good and the bad.

Good luck everyone, slow down and have a safe trouble free trip.

Larry (I put this post in the travel section also)

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