Highways, Ferries, and Winter Roads

2020 Highway Improvement Projects

Highway 1 (Mackenzie Highway)

  • km 0 to 70: Chipseal resurfacing (spring/summer 2020)
  • km 135 to 170: Chipseal resurfacing (spring/summer 2020)
  • km 324.8: Trout River Bridge rehabilitation (spring/fall 2020)
  • km 510.6: Culvert repair (summer 2020)

Highway 3 (Yellowknife Highway)

  • km 24.4: Deh Cho Bridge cleaning and erosion control (summer 2020)
  • km 201: Production and stockpile of construction material (spring/summer 2020)
  • km 244.1 to 256.3: Highway rehabilitation, including clearing of trees and bushes in the right-of-way, levelling and compacting the road  surface material, and culvert replacements (summer 2020)
  • km 256 to 332: Surface repairs (summer 2020)
  • km 272: Production and stockpile of construction material (spring/summer 2020)

Highway 4 (Ingraham Trail)

  • km 0 to 25: Highway repairs and rehabilitation including dip repairs, rock blasting, embankment widening, culvert replacements, and a chipseal resurfacing (summer 2020)
  • km 5.1: Baker Creek Bridge maintenance (summer 2020)  
  • km 7.5: Yellowknife River Bridge maintenance (summer 2020) 

Highway 5 (Fort Smith Highway)

  • km 53 to 96: Chipseal resurfacing (summer 2020)
  • km 2.2: Chipseal surfacing at the bridge approaches and concrete sealing. Other work includes site  reclamation, and concrete patching on the piers (spring/summer 2020)

Highway 7 (Liard Trail)

  • km 20 to 23: Reconstruction work, including embankment widening and culvert replacements

Highway 8 (Dempster Highway)

  • km 143.6 to 146.6: Reconstruction work, including embankment widening, culvert  replacement, and bush/tree removal (summer 2020)
  • km 147: Culvert replacement (Winter 2021)
  • km 266.1: Culver replacement (Winter 2021)

Highway 10 (Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway)

  • km 8.4: Bridge maintenance activities (Summer 2020)
  • km 131.2: Culvert replacement (winter/spring 2021)

Bridges 

Various work is underway or planned for the following bridges/culverts:

  • Trout River Bridge
  • Jean Marie River Bridge
  • Oscar Creek Bridge
  • Hodgson Bridge
  • Axle Handle Bridge culvert
  • Bouvier River Bridge
  • Frank Channel Bridge
  • Great Bear River Bridge (new bridge) 

Community Access Roads 

  • Inuvik Airport Access Road/Hospital Hill Drive Road
    km 259.4 to 269: Road reconstruction, including embankment widening, culvert replacements, and a chipseal resurfacing (summer 2020)
  • Dettah Access Road
    km 0 to 6: Chipseal resurfacing (summer 2020)
  • Rae Access Road
    km 0 to 10: Upgrades, including new gravel surface