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Northern Construction, 2019

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Yellowknife set to kick off construction season

It’s good news for Yellowknife drivers as city employee Wendy Alexander says this year’s spring and summer construction season will be quieter than usual. “In general we are not expecting huge traffic detours,” said Alexander, engineering manager with the department of public works. “There may be some congestion points but there’s no major detours expected....
NNSL file photo A home under construction in the Grace Lake South subdivision.

Building permit fees get overhaul

A Yellowknife city councillor and building contractor is hailing the city’s revamped fee structure for building permits, saying it will be much fairer on people building homes. As of Jan. 1, the new fees will be calculated based on the square footage of the project and not the overall cost, although the $50 base fee...
Northland Utilities crews work to replace streetlights along a median on Franklin Avenue. Re-lighting the street is one of the final steps of a two year construction project. James O'Connor/NNSL photo

Finishing Franklin!

After a summer that saw major detours and changing lane closures through the center of the city, the construction project on Franklin Avenue is coming to a close. “Overall it was a large success,” said Chris Greencorn, director of public works. “I know it may have seemed like it was kind of dragging out at...

Year of road delays

Two major road projects in 2018 should smooth out the road from Inuvik to the highway but will bring delays and detours along the way. “I think we’re going to feel like a big city for the next year,” said deputy mayor Steve Baryluk at council in early November. Airport Road will be getting two...

Millions of dollars of water, sewer and paving projects set to start in Yellowknife

Get ready to idle. Construction season is about to start on multiple streets throughout the city. Wendy Alexander, the city’s manager of public works, said a “very busy” construction season will include road closures, detours and longer commutes. Millions of dollars of water, sewer and paving projects are expected to get underway over the next...