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Government of Yukon

Government of Yukon

July 26, 2016 13:30 ET

Seventeen Infrastructure Projects in Yukon Get Joint Government Funding

Projects approved under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwired - July 25, 2016) - Providing community residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable public infrastructure opens doors to good jobs, helps create economic growth and foster a strong middle class, and provides opportunities for a better quality of life to everyone.

Soon, residents in communities across Yukon will benefit from newly approved infrastructure investments. Collectively, the projects contribute to clean and reliable drinking water, environmental protection through more effective and efficient wastewater treatment, as well as improved roads and bridges.

The governments of Canada and Yukon today announced a total of over $78 million in joint funding for the projects, which will contribute to clean growth and help meet the communities' current and future needs. Of this, the Government of Canada will provide $58,596,772 through the Small Communities Fund for the 17 projects and the Government of Yukon will contribute funding to cover any remaining costs.

Once complete, the projects will significantly improve community and territorial infrastructure and promote economic growth that will help the middle class and those trying to join it to prosper and enjoy a better quality of life. The Government of Yukon is taking advantage of a new streamlined project approval process that will allow the approved projects to get underway during this construction season.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Yukon will continue to work in partnership to fund priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the territory.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada made an unprecedented commitment of more than $120 billion for public infrastructure projects across Canada through the Investing in Canada plan. Through the Small Communities Fund, we will help to improve drinking water, manage wastewater more effectively and improve roads and bridges across Yukon. Contributing to the development of this critical infrastructure in the North is helping build stronger and more sustainable communities, and open up opportunities for those living and working in the North."

The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon

"We are pleased that the Small Communities Fund allows us to support local projects to deliver investments in areas including water, wastewater, road, green energy and solid waste improvements to our Yukon communities. Our government's continued partnership with Canada, municipalities and First Nations is helping us build vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities."

The Honourable Currie Dixon, Minister of Community Services, Government of Yukon

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Read the backgrounder to learn more : http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1104419

Associated Links

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.

Federal infrastructure investments in Yukon: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/yt-eng.html

Have your say on infrastructure: infraconsults.ca

Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html

New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and Yukon are announcing funding for infrastructure improvement projects in communities across the territory under the Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada will provide up to $58,596,772 through the Small Communities Fund for the 17 projects and the Government of Yukon will cover any remaining costs.

The Small Communities Fund provides support for priority public infrastructure projects that address local priorities while contributing to national or regional objectives, and support economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities.

The projects announced today are as follows:

Location Project Title Total Cost*
Carcross Nares River Bridge Replacement $12,765,000
Carmacks Yukon River Bridge Rehabilitation $6,715,034
Whitehorse Downtown Reconstruction, Phase 1 (Sixth Avenue) $3,825,000
Whitehorse Whitehorse Corridor Passing Lane and Intersection Improvements $1,485,822
Whitehorse Klondike Highway Pavement Overlay and Shoulder Widening $1,987,140
Whitehorse Fox Creek Bridge Replacement $4,722,500
Whitehorse Alaska Highway Restoration $868,149
Dawson City Dempster Highway Culvert Replacement $486,500
Dawson City Dawson Airport Runway Resurfacing $268,200
Burwash Landing Burwash Water Treatment Plant Replacement $5,160,000
Faro Sewage Lagoon Upgrades $1,660,000
Haines Junction Wastewater Lift Station Replacement $3,410,000
Mayo Reservoir Upgrades and Water Treatment Plant Expansion $4,660,000
Mayo Mayo River Bridge Refurbishment $517,324
Teslin Nisutlin Bay Bridge Rehabilitation $16,896,101
Teslin Teslin Airport Connector Road $2,275,000
Watson Lake Campbell Highway Reconstruction $10,427,257
*Total estimated project cost.

For more information on the Small Communities Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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