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Several Highway Improvement Projects Now Completed

More than 218 kilometres have recently been improved across the NWT during the 2022 season, resulting in safer, more climate change resilient road system.

In total, $47 million was invested in improvements to the territorial highway system. Funded by the GNWT and the Government of Canada’s New Building Canada Plan, the improvement projects help communities stay connected, inject money into the local economy, and deliver the critical infrastructure the NWT needs to provide important programs and services.

Some of the highlights of these improvements include:

· More than 150 kilometres of chipseal overlay

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· 68 kilometres of roadway rehabilitation

· Four bridge rehabilitation/maintenance projects

· Pre-engineering work for the rehabilitation/replacement of several structures

· Completed approximately 135 bridge and bridge-culvert inspections

The NWT highway system includes 3,873 kilometres of all-season highways, winter roads, and access roads, four ferries and ice crossings, and over 350 bridge and bridge-culvert stream crossing structures.

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