• Two-lane gravel highway
  • 97 kilometres in length
  • Public-private partnership (P3)
  • Capital cost of the project is $200 million

Project Highlights

  • The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is working in partnership with the Tłı̨chǫ Government to advance the project.
  • The project is funded jointly by the Government of Canada (25%) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (75%).
  • Replacing the southern section of the existing winter road will adapt to the impacts of climate change, provide uninterrupted access to Whatì and increase the winter road window-of-access to the communities of Gamètì and Wekweètì.
  • Transportation efficiencies will reduce the cost of living for the region and embrace social opportunities.
  • The capital ceiling in the Request for Proposals (RFP) is $200 million.
  • All-weather access will attract further interest from industry in exploration and development of natural resources.
  • Road construction and maintenance will result in significant employment and training opportunities for Tłı̨chǫ residents that support the development of a strong northern workforce.