Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #09-039
February 26, 2009

Atlin Road Reconstruction Funding

WHITEHORSE – Highways and Public Works Minister Archie Lang announced today that $2.9 million will be allocated for reconstruction on the Atlin Road, subject to legislative approval.

“I am pleased that this project will generate employment in the territory this summer, while at the same time contributing to the economy,” Lang said. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to upgrading road infrastructure in the territory.”

This funding will cover the costs of reconstructing kilometer 6 to 12 of the Atlin Road with bituminous surface treatment (BST).

Clearing of the area will begin soon and is expected to be completed this April. Reconstruction will commence later this spring and the new BST surface is scheduled for completion in fall 2010.

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Emily Younker
Cabinet Communications
Jennifer Magnuson
Communications, Highways & Public Works