Construction of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway in Canada’s western Arctic began in early 2013. The 140 kilometre all-weather gravel highway (also known as the “Road to Resources”) will connect the Arctic to the rest of Canada. The cost of the project is estimated at $299 million and is scheduled to be completed in winter 2017-2018. EGT-Northwind Limited (a joint venture of two Inuvialuit-owned businesses, E. Gruben’s Transport Ltd. and Northwind Industries Ltd) was awarded the contract for the construction of the highway.
I have been photo documenting the project since construction began, and have a large selection of images that depict various aspects of the project (summer, winter, aerial, on the ground, community life – from both the Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk ends, and in between). For more information on the project, click here. For image licensing inquiries, please contact me here.