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Canada & Yukon invest in 13 territorial infrastructure projects

Posted on June 29, 2017

Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in 13 infrastructure projects throughout the territory.

Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell and Yukon Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn announced joint funding of over $26.9 million for 13 projects through the Small Communities Fund.

“Along with our Inuit and territorial partners, we are committed to making sure northern communities obtain the support they need to help grow the economy and address local infrastructure priorities,” said Bagnell. “The projects announced today—such as the Klondike River Bridge rehabilitation and the Alaska Highway improvements—will help create a better quality of life for Yukon residents.”

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, left, and Minister of Highways and Public Works, Richard Mostyn, right.

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.

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.

Once complete, these projects will help improve driver safety and help secure the delivery of food and goods for residents and businesses.

For more information about the Small Communities Fund is available on the Government of Canada’s website.

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