Yukon Resource Gateway Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Government of Yukon

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $469 million

Funding Source: Public/Private

Federal Funding: $248 million

Provincial Funding: $112 million

Private Funding: Local industry: $108 million

Province: Yukon

City / Region: Dawson and Nahanni ranges

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2031

The Yukon Resource Gateway Project will provide the bypass at Carmacks and approximately 650 kilometres of needed upgrades of existing road infrastructure in the Dawson and Nahanni ranges—two key areas of high mineral potential and active mining in Yukon. That includes replacing road surfaces, bridges, and culverts in the two regions. In March 2020, a third agreement was signed as part of the project’s development, this time with the Ross River Dena Council. The Yukon government is working in collaboration with Yukon First Nations to seek input and finalize Project Agreements for components of the Yukon Resource Gateway Program within their Traditional Territories. Six Project Agreements have been signed for seven components with Yukon First Nations to date. The program will provide opportunities to Yukon First Nations through short and long-term employment options, training and benefits agreements. Construction will improve access to mineral rich areas of the Yukon and will provide long term national benefits in additional to local opportunities. Construction activities have begun on the Nahanni Range Road and Carmacks Bypass components. Future projects will follow as Project Agreements with Yukon First Nations are reached and implemented.

Project Owner: Government of Yukon

Engineer: Wood (consulting); WSP (bridge design)

Other Key Players: Associated Engineering (preliminary design); Tetra Tech (water sampling and ARD/ML assessment)

2022 Rank: 95

2021 Rank: 91

2020 Rank: 91


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