NWT highway project gets environmental review

by MM&D staff

MM&D MAGAZINE, MARCH/APRIL 2011

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board will establish a review panel process for the environmental assessment of the proposed Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project in the Northwest Territories.

The proposed highway project is a joint effort of the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, the Town of Inuvik, and the government of the Northwest Territories. The three parties are proposing to build, operate and maintain a 140-kilometre, all-weather highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk.

The agreement, announced in early March, outlines the terms and conditions of the environmental assessment.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency says $300,000 in funding is available to help groups and individuals to participate in the environmental assessment.