The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is inviting residents to provide feedback on two highway infrastructure projects: the replacement of the Jean Marie River bridge and the removal of existing culverts and new bridge construction at Redknife River.
The Jean Marie River Bridge – located on highway 1 approximately 65 km south of Fort Simpson – requires replacement as it is reaching the end of its life cycle.
The removal of existing culverts and new bridge construction at Redknife River – located on highway 1 approximately 181 kilometres southeast of Fort Simpson – will restore fish passage for migratory species. This initiative is the result of a unique and mutually beneficial partnership between the GNWT and Gahcho Kué Mine and is part of a larger initiative to improve stream and river highway crossings throughout the NWT’s highway system.
Engagement sessions are taking place in the following communities:
- Jean Marie River
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
- Fort Simpson
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Council Chambers
A lunch will be provided at both sessions.
- Backgrounder - replacement of Jean-Marie River Bridge
- Backgrounder - replacement of culvert with Redknife River Bridge
- Have Your Say on the replacement of Jean-Marie River Bridge
- Have Your Say on the replacement of culvert with Redknife River Bridge
For media requests, please contact:
Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories