Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road

Ranking for 2020: 99

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Highway

Range: $411.8 million +

Project Value: $411,800,000

Government Funds Involved: P3

Funding Source: P3

Location: Northwest Territories

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

The new 97-kiloemetre, permanent all-season road will connect the community of Whati to the territorial highway system. The roadway will be a two-lane gravel road, and will include four bridges and one large arched culvert.

In addition to the community benefit that the permanent roadway will create for the people of Whati, the roadway will also provide Fortune Minerals Limited with a means to to transport metal concentrates from its NICO Mine to the company;s refinery in Saskatchewan.

The cintract for construction of the new roadway was awarded in February 2019. Construction began in August. The Tlicho Government owns a 20 per cent stake in the roadway.

Project Owner: Government of Northwest Territories

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Kiewit; the Tlicho Government; Hatch; Thurber Engineering Ltd.

Engineer: Wood Group (consulting)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais

Other Key Players: Golder; EY; Aon