Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

October 28, 2011 19:14 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Delivers Results: Government of Canada Celebrates the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in Yukon

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, today celebrated the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across Yukon under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, a key part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Our government delivered timely and targeted funding that created jobs and boosted our regional economy here in Yukon," said MP Leef. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, we supported 15 Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across Yukon that will strengthen communities for years to come."

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has worked in partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities and other partners to deliver timely and targeted investment to create jobs and boost the economy.

Through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund alone, over $3.7 million was committed to 15 projects in communities across Yukon. In every corner of the territory, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from renovations to the Guild Hall in Whitehorse, to road and highway projects, and to bridge rehabilitation projects. A complete list of projects funded in Yukon is available at infrastructure.gc.ca.

Although the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is now completed, the economic benefits of these projects will last for years to come.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca

BACKGROUNDER

The Government of Canada has committed over $3.7 million toward 15 projects across Yukon.

Project Name Infrastructure
Stimulus Fund
Total Costs
Albert Creek Bridge Rehabilitation (Watson Lake) $431,272.50 $862,545.00
Nordenskiold Bridge Rehabilitation (Carmacks) $1,000,000 $2,000,000
Burma Road Reconstruction (Whitehorse) $32,835.78 $65,671.56
Dawson Gold Field Upgrades (Dawson City) $48,238.66 $96,477.32
Freegold Road Upgrades (Carmacks) $33,086.23 $66,172.46
Deadman Creek Bridge Rehabilitation (Teslin) $562,500.00 $1,125,000.00
Nahanni Range Road Upgrades (Watson Lake) $42,780.48 $85,560.96
South McQuesten Road Upgrades (Mayo) $48,967.31 $97,934.62
Kusawa Lake Road (Whitehorse) $21,000.00 $42,000.00
Top of the World Highway Upgrades (Dawson City) $750,000.00 $1,500,000.00
Gentian Lane Reconstruction (Whitehorse) $41,381.75 $82,763.50
Guild Hall Facility (Whitehorse) $324,000.00 $648,000.00
Fish and Jackson Lake Roads (Whitehorse) $125,000.00 $250,000.00
Annie Lake Road (Mount Lorne) $95,413.86 $190,827.72
Top of the World Highway Surface Improvements Phase 2 (Dawson City) $150,000.00 $300,000.00
TOTAL $3,706,476.57 $7,412,953.14

Contact Information

  • Pierre Florea
    Office of the Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154