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2020 Projects Update

Copper Ridge Drainage Improvements

Construction will be taking place on Emerald Trail between Olivine Place and Topaz Crescent from Monday, August 3 to Monday, August 10, tentatively. The City will be making drainage improvements to the area.

Please drive with care, reduce speed and be prepared to stop as directed by flag persons and traffic signals. Please obey traffic controllers and construction signage.

2020 Asphalt Overlay Project

The City of Whitehorse will be overlaying the Robert Service Way roundabout on Saturday, July 25, Sunday, 26, and Sunday, August 2, weather dependent.

This work includes:

  • Milling down the road surface 50mm from curb to curb
  • Application of asphaltic “tack coat” prior to asphalt placement

Traffic will be affected and detours in place during construction, limiting access to the roundabout.  If possible, we ask you to please avoid the construction area during this time. If you have any concerns please contact the City's contractor, Skookum Asphalt, at 668-6326.

Please drive with care. Reduce speed, obey traffic controllers and construction signage.

We thank you for your patience and consideration during this construction period, and apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact the City of Whitehorse Engineering Department at 668-8305.

Robert Service Way Roundabout

The City of Whitehorse's Contractor, Arctic Backhoe, will be installing a Drainage Catch Basin on the Robert Service Way Roundabout beginning June 30th until July 2nd. Detours will be in place as needed.

Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons and/or detours for the duration of the work. Please drive with care, reduce speed and obey traffic controllers and construction signage as trucks and equipment will be in the area.

All work is dependent on weather and the work schedule is subject to change. Hours of work will be from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

Should you have any questions or require additional information please call:

  • The City of Whitehorse Engineering Office at 668-8305 for general inquires.
  • Arctic Backhoe Services at 633-5951 for construction inquires. 

2020 Puckett’s Gulch Stair Extension Project

The lower path in Puckett’s Gulch at the end of Black Street will be closed from June 12th to August 12th for construction of stairs. Detours will be in place around the construction site. The City of Whitehorse has hired Ketza construction to build an extension to the existing Puckett’s Gulch stairway. The existing stairs will remain open.

Please obey construction signage.

We thank you for your patience and consideration during this construction period, and apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Ketza Construction at 778-791-7456 or the City of Whitehorse Engineering Department at 668-8305.

PUCKETTS-GULCH-DETOUR

Laberge Road Closure 

The City of Whitehorse’s contractor, Castle Rock Enterprises, will be closing Laberge Road from Chadburn Crescent to Bennett Road beginning June 10th at 7 AM until 6 PM Friday June 12th. The work involves installing water service to the City Maintenance Yard. Roads will be closed to vehicle access, but local access to businesses will be available.  

Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons and/or detours for the duration of the work. Gravel surfaces and dusty conditions may be encountered during the construction period.

Please drive with care, reduce speed and obey traffic controllers and construction signage as trucks and equipment will be in the area.

All work is dependent on weather and the work schedule is subject to change. Hours of work will be from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Should you have any questions or require additional information please call:

  • The City of Whitehorse Engineering Office at 668-8305 for general inquires.
  • Castle Rock Enterprises at 668-6188 for construction inquires.

2019 Sandpiper Drive Underground Infill Project

Sandpiper Drive will be closed between address #95 and #97 for installation of water, sewer, power and communication services to two infill lots. Work is expected to take place between October 2nd and 22nd. Detours will be in place around the construction site. Access to existing properties will be maintained by the Contractor.

The City of Whitehorse has hired Norcope Enterprises Ltd. to install the services. Surface work restoration will be conducted by City of Whitehorse forces.

Please obey construction signage.

We thank you for your patience and consideration during this construction period, and apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Norcope Enterprises at 334-2726 or The City of Whitehorse Engineering Services Department at 668-8305. 

Arkell Construction Area

Porter Creek West Watermain

Construction work will take place along Azure Road, Laberge Road and Bennett Road throughout September and October, 2019. The City’s contractor, Norcope Enterprises, will be installing a new water main to improve service to Crestview, Brookside and provide a second supply to Porter Creek.

During construction traffic will be reduced to one lane, flag persons will be directing traffic through the construction area. Local traffic will be accommodated and access will be maintained to all businesses and residences during this time.  

Please drive with care, reduce speed and be prepared to stop as directed by flag persons and traffic signals. Please obey traffic controllers and construction signage.

We thank you for your patience and consideration during the construction period. Definitive work dates are weather dependent.

For more information please contact the City of Whitehorse Engineering Services department at 867-668-8305 or 867-667-2111 after regular business hours.

Watermain Improvements Lambert Street to Sixth Avenue.

Construction work will take place throughout September on 6th Avenue and Lambert Street between Main Street and 5th Avenue. The City’s contractor, Castle Rock Enterprises, will be installing a new water main to improve circulation in the area.

During construction road closures will be required and traffic detoured to side streets around the project area. Local traffic will be accommodated and access will be maintained to all businesses and residences during this time.  

Please drive with care, reduce speed and be prepared to stop as directed by flag persons and traffic signals. Please obey traffic controllers and construction signage.

We thank you for your patience and consideration during the construction period. Definitive work dates are weather dependent.

For more information please contact Jim Salt with Castle Rock Enterprises at 867-335-6875. Alternatively, City staff may be reached at 867-668-8305 or 867-667-2111 after regular business hours.

Alaska Highway / Range Road opposite Sumanik Drive

This Yukon Government project is expected to be completed by September 30th.

Other Projects

The City has several other projects on the go, which include:

  • Watermain improvements at the west end of Porter Creek and on 6th Avenue at Lambert Street;
  • Storm sewer upgrades in various neighbourhoods;
  • Mount McIntyre stair installation to improve pedestrian connectivity between the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre and the Canada Games Centre;
  • Black Street stairs extension to replace a steep portion of the lower paved trail with stairs; and
  • Lewes Boulevard asphalt path construction between Hospital Road and Selkirk School

General Advice During Construction Season

  • Traffic is to be controlled by traffic control persons and/or detours for the duration of construction projects.
  • Graveled surfaces and dusty conditions may be encountered during construction.
  • Please drive with care, reduce speed and obey traffic controllers and construction signage as trucks and equipment are in the area.   
  • All work is dependent on weather and the work schedule is subject to change.
  • Hours of work for most projects is from 7 am to 7 pm.  
  • Thanks for your patience as we work to improve our City’s infrastructure.

For general information please contact the Engineering Services Department at 668-8305.