'Highways of the Kenai Peninsula'

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003

The new Kenai Highway, now under construction, will eventually connect Anchor-age, Seward, Homer, Kenai and intermediate points. It will probably be completed sometime next year. At present the existing roads connect Hope on the north shore of Turnagain Arm with Seward, and with Kenai and Kasilof, on Cook Inlet. From Kasilof the road construction is progressing rapidly toward Homer, and will probably be passable by late summer of 1949. (See map of the Kenai Highway.) At present, cars may be shipped via the Alaska Railroad to Moose Pass, on the Hope to Seward Highway, unloaded there, and driven to Kenai and Kasilof, or to Seward.

This new network of highways will open up the magnificent and hitherto inaccessible Kenai Peninsula to automobile travel from Anchorage and Seward. The new east and west road between Kenai Lake and the town of Kenai traverses the national Moose Range, passing through the beautiful mountain and lake country of the upper peninsula, and affording splendid opportunities to see the giant Kenai moose in his native haunts. This new highway will also make it possible for the rapidly developing farming communities such as Kenai, Kasilof and Homer, to market farm products to Anchorage.

Hunting and fishing parties now reach the various sections of the Kenai Peninsula by charter plane service from Anchorage, and by scheduled airlines operating between Anchorage, Homer, Seward and Kenai, and by the Alaska Railroad, which connects Anchorage with coastal steamship lines at Seward.

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