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By Marc Lutz 

State changes road rules for ATVs; Wrangell 'essentially the same'


January 6, 2022

As of Jan. 1, Wrangell’s roadways won’t look much different after a new state regulation adopted by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration took effect.

Alaskans are now allowed to drive their ATVs on most roadways where the speed limit is 45 mph or less, unless the city or borough opts out. The new law will only affect one portion of Wrangell streets.

“For us, there’s really not much of a change of anything,” said Lt. Bruce Smith, of the Wrangell Police Department. Except for the Airport Loop, he added.

Municipal code already allows ATVs to be driven on roads, with the exception of...

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