Ottawa announces $20 million for all-season road near Norman Wells

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The Mackenzie Valley Highway is one step closer with a $20 million dollar investment from the federal and territorial governments of Canada.

Introducing the Prohibition Creek Access Road project will help build an all-season, 14-kilometer upgrade to the existing winter road.

“The Prohibition Creek Access Road will improve travel and transportation of goods, benefiting the region’s economy and improving the lives of residents, now and in the future. When Canada builds, Canada grows,” said Michael McLeod, member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories.

The Government of Canada is investing about $15 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, in which $2 billion is earmarked for spending in rural and northern communities.

The Northwest Territories will provide the remaining $5 million for this project.

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