Tagish Road

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Tagish Road
Yukon Highway 8
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Route information
Length54 km (34 mi)
Major junctions
West endYukon Highway 2.svg Hwy 2 in Carcross
 Yukon Highway 7.svg Hwy 7 near Jakes Corner
East endYukon Highway 1.svg Hwy 1 in Jakes Corner
Highway system
Territorial highways in Yukon
Yukon Highway 7.svg Hwy 7 Hwy 9 Yukon Highway 9.svg

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