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Costs cut for Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway

January 21, 2016  By  Andrew Macklin

January 21, 2016 – The remaining portion of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway will be built with less gravel in order to keep costs under control.

According to a report from CBC News, cost-cutting measures have been put in place in order to keep the highway on its original $299 million budget.

Included in the cost-cutting measures is the use of less gravel for the embankment on the remaining 56km of the budget. Originally planned to be 1.6 metres high, the remaining embankment will be built at 1.2 metres high. The territorial government has estimated a cost-savings of between $10-$13 million as a result.

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