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It’s that most wonderful time of year in Yellowknife: construction season.

The unofficial fifth season of the calendar year is off and running in the capital with Old Airport Rd. getting its seemingly annual facelift. This year, the southbound lanes between Range Lake Rd. and Byrne Rd. will be closed until further notice as they will undergo paving construction.

A sign informing indicating lanes are closed ahead greets motorists at the intersection of Old AIrport Rd. and Norseman Dr. on Monday. Construction season is officially underway in Yellowknife and the southbound lanes of Old Airport Rd. between Range Lake Rd. and Byrne Rd. are closed for paving work.
James McCarthy/NNSL photo

According to the city’s website, sewer repairs near Range Lake Rd. and paving of Norseman Laneway in Northlands are also part of the work being done.

Both lanes were shut this morning and drivers will be merged into the northbound lanes, which have been split into one-way traffic.

As well, 54th Ave. between 49th St. and School Draw Ave. will be closed as the city begins replacing water mains and sewers in that part of town. That was also set to begin today.

There was no indication from the city as to an approximate timeline on how long the construction will last or how much it’s costing.

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James McCarthy

After being a nomad around North America following my semi-debauched post-secondary days, I put down my roots in Yellowknife in 2006. I’ve been keeping this sports seat warm with NNSL for the better...

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