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Anton Anderson Memorial Tuinnel - Whittier Alaska
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Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel ~ Whittier, AK

For comprehensive information and restrictions regarding use of the Whittier Tunnel, please visit the State of Alaska's website at:   http://www.dot.state.ak.us/creg/whittiertunnel/index.shtml.

Phone: 907-566-2244 Toll-free: 877-611-2586 or Tune to: AM 530, Whittier or AM 1610, Portage
Vehicles wait in a staging area at each end until a scheduled departure at fifteen minute intervals.  For freezing temperatures and fixed winter openings, travel is limited to a five minute window. Vehicles must be in line before that time.

SUMMER TUNNEL SCHEDULE

May 1 to September 30: Open daily 5:30 am to 11:15 pm

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT WHITTIER


BICYCLE AND FOOT TRAFFIC ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN THE TUNNEL.
 

Below are a few important facts to know in advance before traveling the Portage Glacier Highway through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier.

  Motorcycle Helmets must be worn in tunnel.
    There are special instructions just for motorcycles. CLICK HERE
 
  Oversize vehicles will be allowed in the tunnel on Monday through Thursday only.
 
Every effort has been made to minimize the impact of trains on traffic, however from time to time scheduled  and unscheduled trains use the tunnel and an occassional 15 to 30 minute delay can be expected.
 
There is a toll-charge to use the tunnel and the rates will vary according to the type and size of vehicle. A standard passenger car is $12.00.  CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE RATES

When you are sailing the Alaska Ferry from Whittier you must pay attention to the tunnel schedule. Always allow for at least one tunnel opening to give ample time to check in at the required time.

Driving towards Whittier, the tunnel opens for 15 minutes at the bottom of every hour. Then they close the tunnel to allow for on-coming traffic leaving Whittier and for train use.

WINTER HOURS:
(Oct 1 - Apr 30)   Open 7 Days a week    7:00am to 10:45pm  
Gates are locked at 11:00pm

SUMMER HOURS:
(May 1 - Sep 30)   Open 7 Days a Week   5:30am to 11:15pm


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