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Enjoy the unique experience of a trip to Whittier, Alaska, driving the longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America!


April 17th, 2019 (Wednesday)

On Wednesday April 17th the Whittier Tunnel will be CLOSED to traffic from 2:30pm to 4:30pm for the Semi-annual Firefighting Drill.
The last opening into Whittier before the drill is 1:30pm
The last opening out before the drill is the 2:00pm

Early Closures for Construction

Beginning October 28, 2018 through April 30, 2019, the tunnel will  have early closures for construction. This work is designed to improve the tunnel for the future. The work will take place from 8:45 pm to 6:30 am. The work week begins Sunday evening and ends Friday mornings. The tunnel will operate on the normal schedule Friday evening through Sunday morning, and during all holidays. Please check the project webpage for more construction information at We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period.

Tunnel Schedules
(or choose to download in Adobe PDF or Excel format)

May 1 - Sept 30
Summer Schedule | Summer Schedule
Oct 1 - Apr 30
Winter Schedule | Winter Schedule
Current Regulations | Current Regulations
Toll Schedules
Schedule and safety information:
call 1-877-611-2586

History, tunnel facts, operational information, and construction details are available on this website. For further questions or information, please contact:

Gordon S. Burton, Facility Manager
Phone: 907-472-2584
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
5300 East Tudor Road Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Fax: 907-472-2533

Location of Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel:Whittier Site Map

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