Upgrades begin at Alaska Highway and North Klondike Highway intersection

Construction work to improve traffic flow and user safety has started at the Alaska Highway and North Klondike Highway intersection in Whitehorse.

The work includes widening of the highway with turning lanes off the Alaska Highway and through-traffic lanes, as well as safety upgrades to the road infrastructure. Turning lanes will be installed onto the North Klondike intersection, which will improve road user safety.

The Cousins Rest Stop will also be upgraded for safer access to the highway. Traffic will be moving steadily at a reduced speed through the construction zone.

The construction contract was awarded in June 2020 to local company P.S. Sidhu Trucking Ltd.

The Alaska Highway is critical to the Yukon’s transportation network. This work will make the highway safer for all users and continues the important investments we are making in our territory’s infrastructure.

Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn 

Quick facts 
  • Construction will be underway from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily until September 30, 2020. 

  • The Cousins Rest Stop on the Alaska Highway in Whitehorse at km 1436 will be closed due to construction until September 30, 2020.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-334-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca

Keely Bass
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-332-3950
keely.bass@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-184