Sahtu and Dehcho residents: Have Your Say on the Mackenzie Valley Highway Project

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — November 3, 2022

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is seeking input from Sahtu and Dehcho residents about the potential impacts of the Mackenzie Valley Highway (MVH) between Wrigley and Norman Wells, as well as potential mitigation measures.

The first community meetings are scheduled for:

  • Norman Wells – November 7
  • Délı̨nę – November 8
  • Colville Lake – November 9 (morning)
  • Fort Good Hope – November 9 (evening)
  • Tulita – November 10
  • Fort Simpson – To be confirmed

 The first meeting in each community will focus on explaining the project description to date and asking for feedback on potential project impacts.

The second round of community meetings will report back on what was heard and focus on discussing mitigation measures and residual effects monitoring.  Dates for the second round of Sahtu community meetings will be posted on the GNWT public engagement website linked below once they are confirmed.

Feedback collected will be used to revise and update the MVH Developer’s Assessment Report – a project description that is part of the environmental assessment – and summarized in a What We Heard Report that will be made available to the public.

The proposed route between Wrigley and Norman Wells would be a two-lane gravel road and would be approximately 321 kilometres when completed.

For more information on this engagement, including an updated schedule for public meetings, please visit:


For media requests, please contact:

Public Affairs and Communications

Department of Infrastructure

Government of the Northwest Territories