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

  • This proposed access road will begin at the end of the Canyon Creek
    Access Road in the Sahtu region and stretch 13 kilometres south to
    Prohibition Creek.
  • The project will create employment, training and business
    opportunities for Sahtu residents.
  • The proposed road will be along the alignment of the proposed
    all-season Mackenzie Valley Highway (MVH).

Current Status

  • On June 27, 2018, the Government of Canada and the Government
    of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced $140 million
    for t construction of the Great Bear River Bridge, planning and
    environmental studies for the MVH between Wrigley and Norman
    Wells, and construction of the Mount Gaudet Access Road.
  • The Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated (SSI) passed a resolution on
    March 22, 2019 in support of pursuing the Prohibition Creek Access
  • On April 10, 2019, SSI and the GNWT signed a Memorandum of
    Understanding on Cooperation and Advancement of the MVH.
  • The GNWT is finalizing the Project Description Report and
    regulatory applications for the Prohibition Creek Access Road and
    intends to file these documents in the summer of 2020.
  • 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