Government of Yukon Considers Improvements to Whitehorse Corridor
The Government of Yukon is considering options for improvements to the Whitehorse corridor of the Alaska Highway and is requesting citizen feedback to guide the decision-making process.
The corridor is approximately 40 km long, beginning just south of the Klondike Highway turnoff to Carcross, and running through the City of Whitehorse to just north of the turnoff to Dawson. The initial Functional Plan was devised by engineering firm CH2M Hill and now residents and users of the highway are welcome to contribute their input before the plan is finalized.
With a growing population in Whitehorse, the highway improvements are necessary to address concerns about safety and congestion while also adhering to current engineering standards. The proposed improvements include: highway widening to four lanes in some areas, addition of passing lanes, and intersection improvements. In addition, pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from enhancements to the multi-use trail system that parallels this section of the highway.
For more detailed information please view the project brochure.
How to get involved:
There are several ways that you can contribute your ideas and opinions to this consultation. Help inform and influence the outcome:
- Share the word with friends and family
- Take a survey
- Participate in discussions
- Attend a Public Open House
The consultation period will remain open for 60 days until May 15, 2015.