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Yukon launches 13 infrastructure projects

Important upgrades along the Klondike, Alaska and Dempster highways as well as help reconstruct Campbell Highway

July 3, 2017

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:

Project Name


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

Alaska Highway Surface Upgrades

Km 1389 to km 1401, and km 1442 to km 1148

Klondike Highway Drainage Improvements

Just north of Pelly Crossing

Clear Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

At km 594

Campbell Highway Bituminous Surface Treatment

Km 79 to km 97

Campbell Highway Reconstruction

Km 73 to km 79

Dempster Highway Culvert Replacements

Km 129, km 229, km 237, km 375 and km 378

Klondike River Bridge Rehabilitation

At km 0.3 on the Dempster Highway

Alaska Highway Pavement Overlay

Km 1339.7 to km 1350

Watson Lake Airport – Airside Mobile Equipment