FOX Area, Alaska - 1984

The turnout on Mile 8 of the Steese Expressway between Fairbanks and Fox presents the opportunity for a close-up view of the pipeline, plus informational displays about its construction. The turnout will be on your right as you drive north.

The majority of pipeline maintenance is done by pipeline pigs—mechanical devices sent through the pipeline to perform a variety of functions.

The scraper pig, which removes wax that precipitates out of the oil and collects on the walls of the pipeline.

<<In 1984, Vern's photo displays how recent cuts for construction exposed the perma frost.


FOX, Alaska