The Department of Highways and Public Works is responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings and information systems.
Services and information
March 4, 2020
The Whitehorse Correctional Centre will be expanding its biomass heating system to include two additional public buildings, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
February 27, 2020
A new mobile radar speed sign program aims to reduce dangerous driving behaviour in Whitehorse.
January 22, 2020
The Dawson City ice bridge is now open to heavy traffic up to 40,000 kilograms.
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.
Phone number: 867-667-3732 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3732
Fax number: 867-393-6218
The Procurement Support Centre advertises and distributes Government of Yukon public tenders. Information on all publicly advertised tenders is available through this office.
Phone number: 867-667-5385 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5385
Fax number: 867-393-6245
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.
Phone number: 867-667-8721 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8721
The Transportation division consists of aviation, transportation engineering, transportation maintenance and transport services.
Phone number: 867-667-5196 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5196
Fax number: 867-393-6218
The Aviation branch plans, develops and manages aviation systems and programs, regulates air transportation systems, and maintains air transportation infrastructure and related equipment.
Phone number: 867-634-2450 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 2450
Fax number: 867-634-2131
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.
Phone number: 867-667-8820 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8820
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 right-of-ways and other lands and assets required for transportation purposes. We also maintain 4,821 kilometers 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.
Phone number: 867-667-5644 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5644
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.
Phone number: 867-667-5832 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5832
Fax number: 867-667-5799
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 licencing and vehicle registration.
Phone number: 867-667-5315 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5315
Fax number: 867-393-6220