Once illegal route only link to Anchorage

When drivers found the Glenn Highway clogged as they headed to work on March 22, there was only one way for them to reach Anchorage. That route, via the Eagle River Loop Extension to Hiland Road, was pushed through surreptitiously nearly half a century ago. State officials were outraged but unable to find anyone to charge with the crime. Years later, they decided it was a good idea, after all. We’ll find out “who done it” later, but first let’s look at what happened.