Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
March 25, 2014

Government of Yukon and Ross River Dena Council plan next steps for local bridge

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski and Ross River Dena Council Chief Brian Ladue are pleased to announce that the Government of Yukon will issue a request for proposal (RFP) to stabilize the Ross River suspension bridge.

“The government’s primary concern is public safety. We believe issuing an RFP is the best option at this time to ensure that,” Pasloski said. “We will continue our dialogue with chief and council to determine the details, with the well-being of residents and visitors at the forefront of our discussions.”

Ladue said: “We would like to acknowledge the positive direction that the government has taken in regard to the situation with the Ross River suspension bridge. We feel that together our respective governments can find solutions to secure, make safe, and then restore the historic bridge.”

Pasloski added: “We believe by working together we can address the concerns of the Ross River Dena Council, the residents of Ross River and act in the best interest of all Yukoners.”

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Chief Brian Ladue
Ross River Dena Council
867-332-4307


News Release #14-071