October 28, 2015 – Residents of Tuktoyaktuk are raising concerns over the construction of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway project.
According to a CBC News report, concerns arose after the North West Territories government paid an undisclosed amount of money to the lead contractor, EGT Northwind, after it claimed millions in cost overruns.
The $299 million highway project will provide the first all-season road link to the community of Tuktoyaktuk, a town of approximately 850 people located on the Arctic coast.
Cost concerns for transportation projects are not a new phenomenon in N.W.T., which saw the Deh Cho Bridge project nearly quadruple in cost from tender to completion.
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