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Tok Cut-Off

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The Tok Cut-Off is a highway in the U.S. state of Alaska, running 125 miles (201 km) from Gakona Junction (on the Richardson Highway, 14 miles / 23 km north of Glennallen), to Tok on the Alaska Highway.

The road was built in the 1940s and 1950s to connect Tok more directly with the Richardson Highway. It was called a "cut-off" because it allowed motor travelers coming north on the Alaska Highway to travel to Valdez and Anchorage without going to Delta Junction and then traveling south on the Richardson Highway, taking 120 miles (193 km) off the trip.

It is sometimes considered to be part of the Glenn Highway (q.v.).

2002 earthquake

The 2002 Denali earthquake caused significant damage to the Cut-Off, particularly between mileposts 75 and 83 where major cracks and embankment slumping left the roadway fundamentally destroyed.[1]

Towns and places along the Tok Cut-Off

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Coordinates: 62°42′57.16″N 144°08′03.39″W / 62.7158778°N 144.1342750°W / 62.7158778; -144.1342750

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