This road runs 368 miles from Valdez to Fairbanks. The first 270 miles runs from Valdez to Delta Junction and it continues on to Fairbanks as part of the Alaska Hwy. It is Alaska's first road, formerly the Valdez to Eagle trail.
Open all year, it is a wide, paved highway with a good road surface. The road by-passes the community of Copper Center. It is a scenic route through the Chugach Mtns and Alaska Range.