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FOR RELEASE
October 29, 2015

Yukon government releases results of Whitehorse corridor functional plan public review

Draft plan to be adjusted based on public input.

WHITEHORSE—A summary of survey responses and comments provided during the Whitehorse corridor draft functional plan public review was released today in a What We Heard document.

“The Yukon government heard from Yukoners and will now use that feedback to refine the draft plan,” Minister of Highways and Public Works Scott Kent said. “No road work will be undertaken until we’ve re-prioritized the plan and engaged further with some stakeholders, with the exception of any work deemed necessary due to safety concerns.”

The public engagement process included: meetings with stakeholders; a website with project background information, an interactive map, drawings and videos; an online and hardcopy survey; four open houses; and the opportunity for respondents to submit comments via email or telephone. Online media lauded the public engagement campaign, calling it robust and sophisticated.

Over the course of the 60-day public review period this spring, the Yukon government received a total of 488 survey submissions and 62 email submissions.

“I want to thank all those who participated and provided input into the development of this important long-term plan,” Kent added.

The What We Heard document is available at www.placespeak.com/whitehorsecorridor.

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Alicia Debreceni
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-667-3146
alicia.debreceni@gov.yk.ca

 


News release #15-330