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 this project over the four years of construction and have a large selection of images depicting various aspects of the project (all seasons, construction workers, gravel pits, aerial and on the ground, landscape and community life).
To commemorate the opening of the highway (November 15, 2017), I wrote a blog post, “Build it and They Will Come Up the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway.”
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