Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway

Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the federal government is supporting economic development and job creation in the Northwest Territories by developing crucial highway infrastructure. These investments will benefit Aboriginal and northern people and their communities.

About the Project

The 140-kilometre all-season highway linking the Town of Inuvik with the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk has been identified as a priority by the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories. This road, which extends the Dempster Highway to the Arctic coast, will complete Canada’s road network from coast to coast to coast. It will strengthen Canada’s Arctic presence and contribute to economic and social development in the North.

How It Works

In Economic Action Plan 2011, the Government of Canada set aside $150 million to support the construction of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway, in partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories. In March 2013, the Prime Minister increased the Government of Canada’s commitment to up to a total of $200 million.

Progress to Date

On April 5, 2013 the Government of Canada announced the results of the environmental assessment review process. (Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project to Proceed)

The construction of the all-season road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk began in early 2013.

Find Out More

For more information about federal infrastructure investments, please visit the Infrastructure Canada website, contact Infrastructure Canada at info@infc.gc.ca or call the department's toll-free information line at 1-877-250-7154. Mailed inquiries should be addressed to:

Infrastructure Canada
11th Floor – 180 Kent Street
Ottawa ON K1P 0B6

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