NWT MP Michael McLeod joined by Sahtu Leaders in Norman Wells for Highway Announcement on January 6, 2017. (Photo Courtesy of Michael McLeod MP - Facebook).
The first 14 kilometres of the Mackenzie Valley Highway in the Sahtu could be completed over the next two years. The funding for the access road to gravel south east of Norman Wells was announced late last week.
“We have our own equipment, we’re going to train our own people and lets take the opportunity to build in the Sahtu and connect with the outside of the rest of the world,” said former MLA Norman Yakeleya.
The project is getting 15 million dollars from Canada, and 5 million from the GNWT.
It is expected to create up to 50 jobs in the region.