State regulations limit industrial use of highways

State regulations limit industrial use of highways

State of Alaska regulations limit industrial use of public roads, and the regular routes used by Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs). These are vehicles longer than 75 feet in length. An in-depth review of these regulations by Barbara Schuhmann has discovered that not...
Critical bridge information to know

Critical bridge information to know

The following article about the three major bridges along the proposed ore haul route was prepared for ASAH by Bill Ward of Delta Junction. The Johnson, Gerstle and Robertson River bridges, built during World War II, are functionally at the end of their useful lives....
DOT corridor study public meeting

DOT corridor study public meeting

The next Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting will be held:                                Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:00pm-3:30pm                                Carlson Center ~ Pioneer Room                                2010 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, Alaska...
Truck Talk

Truck Talk

When the Kinross truck configuration was released to the public, ASAH received numerous questions, voices of concern, and objections to it. We’ve compiled a summary of those questions and concerns (including from truckers and experts in highway maintenance and...
Ore Haul Noise and Vibration Study

Ore Haul Noise and Vibration Study

(Reprint of a Letter to the Editor by David Ray Cornberg published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner) Peak Gold LLC commissioned Michael Minor & Associates, Portland Oregon, to do a noise and vibration study of the desired ore haul route from the Manh Choh mine to...

Snow tornadoes pose serious safety issue for drivers

A plow truck on the Alaska Highway kicks up a cloud of snow, obscuring the car behind it. Ore trucks with 50 tires will create the same safety concern. Low lighting and slick roads compound the problem for drivers, making for treacherous winter driving conditions....

The Long Combination Vehicle (LCV): Legalized Weapons on Our Highways

A very knowledgeable Canadian trucker speaks out in this video about the dangers of Long Combination Vehicles on public highways. Kinross plans to use 95-foot long vehicles to haul ore on our public highways. All of the safety issues described in this video apply to...
Unsafe road conditions occurring more often

Unsafe road conditions occurring more often

Drastic and rapid changes in road surface conditions are more likely given increasingly common mid-winter rains in Interior Alaska. One day it’s normal wintertime road surface conditions. Then, in a few hours, the road surface becomes treacherously rough and slick,...
Citizens For Clean Air joins ASAH in clean air efforts

Citizens For Clean Air joins ASAH in clean air efforts

On November 3, 2022, Citizens for Clean Air (CCA) met and after a presentation from Barbara Schumann of Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways, voted unanimously to join the effort to protect the Fairbanks North Star Borough Serious Air Quality non-attainment area from...