ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Thursday was the last trip of the summer season for shuttle buses driving into Denali National Park. From Friday through Monday, 400 drivers a day from the 1,600 park road lottery winners will be able to drive the 93-mile road.
A major road construction project will also begin along the park road on Oct. 1. Construction crews will be working on culverts, which will shut the road down to vehicles. Bicyclists and walkers will still be able to walk on the road.
“Those culverts are 45, 50 years old, “said National Park Service-Alaska spokesperson John Quinley. “Their lifespan is coming to an end, so we are going to pave the road in another 4 or 5 years, and we wanted to get the culverts in before we get the pavement.”
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