The Government of Yukon and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation have reached a Project Agreement to upgrade three bridges along the Freegold Road. The Project Agreement provides funding for Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation to effectively participate in the planning, design, regulatory processes and construction activities of the project.
The Government of Yukon and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation will work collaboratively to develop and implement a training, employment and business strategy for the project. This strategy will enable First Nation citizens to qualify for employment and potentially improve their economic well-being.
The project is dependent on meeting the terms and conditions of the Yukon Resource Gateway Project. Each of the Yukon Resource Gateway Project components are subject to Yukon’s assessment and regulatory process that includes public input and consultation with affected First Nations.
We are pleased to have reached a second Resource Gateway project agreement with the Little/Salmon Carmacks First Nation. This project will improve infrastructure to support responsible resource development while providing local employment and training opportunities. The Yukon Resource Gateway Project is enhancing the development of Yukon’s resource sectors and providing economic opportunities throughout the territory.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai
Our Project Agreement with the Government of Yukon will benefit many of our citizens so we’re pleased with all the expected results. The Project Agreement provides training and employment opportunities for our citizens and other benefits too.
Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Chief Russell Blackjack
The Project Agreement includes reconstruction and replacement of the Crossing Creek Bridge, Bow Creek Bridge and Seymour Creek Bridge on the Freegold Road.
This is the Government of Yukon’s second Project Agreement with the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation for improving public roads in the Carmacks area. The first Project Agreement was for the Carmacks Bypass to enhance community safety.
Project Agreements between the Government of Yukon and affected Yukon First Nations are a funding requirement for the Yukon Resource Gateway Project.