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Author Topic: NWT eyes 413km all-season gravel road NE of Yellowknife  (Read 437 times)

Kniwt

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NWT eyes 413km all-season gravel road NE of Yellowknife
« on: March 06, 2019, 12:55:58 AM »

The CBC reports:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/resource-development-5-1-million-funding-1.5041871

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The government of Canada and the N.W.T. government announced on Monday they plan to spend nearly $3.4 million on preliminary work for a proposed all-season road to a region of the Northwest Territories believed to be rich in minerals.

... The proposed all-season access corridor through the region is a two-lane gravel road that's about 413 kilometres long, according to the government's website.

The road would connect major mines in the territory and, the hope is, ultimately to a deep-water port in western Nunavut, it said.

Project website: https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/en/SGP

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Re: NWT eyes 413km all-season gravel road NE of Yellowknife
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 08:19:16 PM »

This is major because even if only the part shown in the image is built, it would make it possible for the first time ever to drive to Nunavut (the project's scope ends at the border between the two).
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Re: NWT eyes 413km all-season gravel road NE of Yellowknife
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 08:42:33 PM »

This is major because even if only the part shown in the image is built, it would make it possible for the first time ever to drive to Nunavut (the project's scope ends at the border between the two).

One thing left for the future is whether there will be gas stations along the way, or refueling will up to mining companies along the way (who might use only diesel, anyway) as it is with the existing winter road, or to travelers bringing lots of extra fuel from Yellowknife for the ~950-km round trip. (The 70km-long NT 4 at the beginning of the route has no refueling facilities.)
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