Yukon Resource Gateway Project

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $468 million

Funding Source: Public/Private

Federal Funding: $247 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: 2025

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, brdiges, and culverts in the two regions.

In April, the Yukon government reached an agreement with the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation for the Carmacks Bypass project, one of the roadways included in the overall project. Project agreements must be in place with the First Nations communities as a stipulation for funding from the federal government.

Project Owner: Government of Yukon

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

Other Key Players: Associated Engineering (preliminary design)

2020 Rank: 91


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