Construction of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway in Canada’s western Arctic (Northwest Territories) began in early 2013 and was completed four years later in November 2017. The 140 kilometre all-weather gravel highway (also known as the “Road to Resources”) connects the Arctic to the rest of Canada. 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; the cost of the project was estimated at CAD$299 million. 

Having photo documented the construction of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, I have developed a large collection of images depicting various aspects of the project (all seasons, equipment, construction workers, gravel pits, aerial and on the ground, landscape and community life).  For image licensing inquiries, please visit here.

To commemorate the opening of the highway (November 15, 2017), I wrote a detailed blog post, which you can access here: “Build it and They Will Come Up the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway.”