CARMACKS AWARDED CONTRACT FOR WORK ON MACKENZIE HIGHWAY
Eighty km northwest of Enterprise, a ferry connects with the highway to Yellowknife, and connecting roads to the east serve Fort Resolution and Fort Smith. The section from Enterprise to Hay River is now a separate highway. First built as an all-weather road, some of its length has been paved. With a total length of about 1200 km, the Mackenzie Highway is the principal highway route into the NT.
Carmacks Highways Division has been awarded the contract by the NT Government for embankment, drainage improvement and asphaltic surface treatment on a 15km section of the roadway located approximately 200km north of the NT/AB border. The nearest community to the project site is Fort Providence, NT. Aggregate, blasting and culvert work will be done in 2018 with road widening, base and chip seal operations completed in 2019.