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Prohibition Creek Access Road

The Prohibition Creek Access Road will create employment, training and business opportunities for Sahtu residents.
 

Quick Facts (Prohibition Creek Access Road)

  • Two-lane, all-season gravel road
  • 13 kilometres in length
  • Construction anticipated to take up to 24 months

Project Highlights

  • The project will create employment, training and business opportunities for Sahtu residents.
  • Once constructed, the road will provide access for recreational and traditional harvesting activities.
  • The proposed road will be along the alignment of the existing Mackenzie Valley Winter Road.

Current Status

  • The Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated (SSI) passed a resolution on March 22, 2019 in support of pursuing the Prohibition Creek Access Road.
  • On April 10, 2019, SSI and the GNWT signed a Memorandum of Understanding that includes working together to support the advancement of local access road projects.
  • On June 12, 2020, a total of $20 million was announced for the construction of the new all-season access road from Canyon Creek Bridge to Prohibition Creek Bridge. Of this amount, the federal government will provide $15 million under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The GNWT will fund the remaining $5 million.
  • September 11, 2020, the GNWT filed the Project Description Report and regulatory applications for the Prohibition Creek Access Road.
  • November 20, 2020: The GNWT received the necessary Type “A” Land Use Permit and Type “B” Water Licence for the construction of the Prohibition Creek Access Road.
  • Construction could start in the winter of 2021/22, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals.