FOCUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE

Critical Infrastructure Update: How Government Investments Are Supporting Infrastructure Development in Roads, Ports, Rail and Telecommunications

March 30, 2022 11:00am

G. Kent Fellows
Associate Program Director: Canadian Northern Corridor
University of Calgary

Seth Bohnet
Director, Strategic Infrastructure
Department of Infrastructure, Government of the Northwest Territories

  • Advancements on the 227 km Grays Bay Arctic Coast Road from the NWT border and Deep Sea Port Project at Grays Bay
  • Expected pre-construction plans and costs, environmental review, labour and staffing needs, and investment required
  • Updates on federal and territorial funding for the Slave Geological Province Corridor project, and plans for the 413 km all-season road to be built northeast of Yellowknife to the western Nunavut border linking with Gray’s Bay Road
  • Completion of the Tlicho All-Season Road, and advancements on the Mackenzie Valley Highway from Wrigley to Norman Wells, and the Taltson Hydroelectric Expansion Project for a transportation, hydro and communications link to the SGPC
  • Update on the Northern Corridor Concept to increase northern trade and transportation pathway and develop large-scale infrastructure