WHITEHORSE, Yukon — Canada and Yukon announced joint funding of over $26.9 million for 13 projects through the Small Communities Fund.
This funding will make important upgrades along the Klondike, Alaska and Dempster highways as well as help reconstruct Campbell Highway. In addition, the Klondike River and Clear Creek bridges will be rehabilitated.
Once complete, these projects will help improve driver safety and help secure the delivery of food and goods for residents and businesses.
“It’s important to connect our communities to support economic growth and improve lives. These essential infrastructure investments in partnership with the Government of Canada will improve the quality of life for Yukoners and all travellers using our highways,” said Richard Mostyn, minister of highways and public works, Government of Yukon.
The Government of Canada will provide up to $20,235,000 through the Small Communities Fund for the 13 projects. The Government of Yukon will cover any remaining costs. The details of the funding were delivered to Yukon and will be released publicly at the completion of the tendering process.
The projects announced are as follows:
Alaska Highway Intersection Improvements
Km 1405.5 to km 1406.2
Alaska Highway Restoration
Km 1454 to km 1475
Alaska Highway Pavement Overlay
Alaska Highway/Tagish Road Upgrade Intersection to Asphalt