The Department of Highways and Public Works is responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings and information systems.
Services and information
February 5, 2024
Read the most up-to-date information on the conditions of the Yukon River ice bridge in Dawson.
January 26, 2024
The Government of Yukon recognizes Data Privacy Day, celebrated each year on January 28.
January 24, 2024
Transportation is a big part of day-to-day education for Yukon students. The Government of Yukon has been working hard to support the licensing of new school bus drivers.
The Corporate Services division helps other branches in the department by communicating government priorities and providing central expertise in planning, communications, finance, supply services and human resources. It also helps all government departments by providing contract services.
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) division provides valued, functional and cost-effective information management, information technology and telecommunications support for the delivery of services to the public and for internal government administration.
The Property Management Division (PMD) plans, constructs, operates and maintains the government's facilities. Our services include: facilities planning, design, construction and leasing services to help clients acquire appropriate and affordable buildings. We operate and maintain over 480 government-owned buildings worth over $1 billion dollars. We provides oversight to around 52 leased buildings. PMD also provides building and grounds maintenance, cleaning and security services. Our goal is to ensure the ongoing safety and comfort of government buildings.
Our branch is responsible for: transportation planning; developing the capital budget, related to planning; monitoring the condition of transportation infrastructure for planning and management purposes; maintaining information on land and granular resources associated with highway infrastructure for planning, operational and management purposes; road infrastructure safety analysis; design, tendering and construction supervision related to the government’s highway construction program; providing technical support to Transportation Maintenance and Aviation branches.
The Transportation Maintenance branch supports Yukon’s multi-modal transportation system. We do this by maintaining roads to a level that ensures safe and efficient use. We manage rights-of-way and other lands and assets required for transportation purposes. We also maintain 4,821 kilometres of Yukon roads. 350 kms of roads are paved, 1,976 kms are covered with Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST) and 2,487 kms are gravel.
The Transportation Planning Branch applies a systematic approach to the planning and management of our assets. We streamline and improve systems to allow the Transportation Division to deliver programs more efficiently and effectively. We pride ourselves on our innovative and solution-focused culture and approach.
Transport Services branch: promotes the safe and efficient movement of people and goods over Yukon highways; develops and administers the Yukon transportation legislative and regulatory regime; delivers services and programs related to driver licensing and vehicle registration; develops transportation policies and programs in support of Yukon's health and economic development; and protects Yukon highway infrastructure.
Motor Vehicles supports the safety of the driving public by administering the Yukon Motor Vehicles Act and Regulations. We deliver services and programs related to driver licensing and vehicle registration.
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