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
- 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
- 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).
- 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