Tagish Road

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Tagish Road
Yukon Highway 8
Route information
Length: 54 km (34 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 2 in Carcross, YT
  Hwy 7 near Jake's Corner
East end: Hwy 1 in Jake's Corner
Highway system

Territorial highways in Yukon

Hwy 7 Hwy 9

The Tagish Road (also known as Yukon Highway 8) is a 33-mile (53-kilometre) road, now hard surfaced, that links Jake's Corner on the Alaska Highway with Carcross, Yukon on the Klondike Highway. One mile (1.6 km) from Jake's Corner is the terminus of the Atlin Road. The small community of Tagish is located 12 miles (19 km) from Jake's Corner.

Until the Alaska Highway was completed in 1943 along Marsh Lake, the Tagish Road was a vital segment of the original Alaska Highway route opened in the fall of 1942. For many years, a long wooden bridge was a vital link over the Tagish River, but a concrete bridge replaced it. Rerouting and realignment of the first 12 miles (19 km) was completed in June, 2005.

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