Highway construction season begins

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With warm weather comes summer roadway construction and the GNWT has several projects happening across the North.This season will see $46.4 million spent on road and bridge infrastructure improvements totalling more than 200 kilometres of work throughout the territory. Projects are jointly funded by the

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GNWT and the federal government’s Government of Canada’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, and Small Communities Fund.

Planned road work will take place on the following highways and roads:

Canyon Creek Access Road
Construction of a 14 km road from Norman Wells South to Canyon Creek.
Embankment construction, culvert installation and crushing work will be completed by fall 2018.

Highway 1
76 km of chipseal resurfacing. Embankment reconstruction and rehabilitation and drainage improvements between km 207 and 212.

Highway 3
84 km of chipseal resurfacing and rehabilitation. Drainage improvements at various locations.

Highway 4
Embankment reconstruction, drainage improvements and culvert installations from km 49.6 to 51.1.

Highway 6
24 km of chipseal resurfacing. Embankment reconstruction and drainage improvement from km 28 to 33.

Highway 7
Chipseal resurfacing, repairs, and drainage improvements from km 137 to 153.

Highway 8
Gravel surfacing from km 0 to 30. Culvert replacement at km 143 to 148. Brushing km 161 to 168.

Highway 10
Repairs to the highway, compaction and surfacing gravel in required areas from km 21 to 46.

Inuvik Access Road
Embankment widening, replacement of steel pipe culverts, and chipseal resurfacing from km 259.4 to 269 as well as Hospital Hill Drive and the Airport Access Road. This project will be complete by the fall of 2019.

Fort Simpson Access Road
Chipseal resurfacing for all four kilometres.

Kakisa Access Road
Chipseal resurfacing for all 12 kilometres.

Buffalo River Bridge
Completion of bridge rehabilitation.

Hay River to Pine Point Bridge
Bridge replacement project to start in October 2018.

Deh Cho Bridge
Completion of the bridge approach embankment rehabilitation work.