Kudos to Skookum Construction for the excellent paving and new culvert repairs at Marsh Lake. Too bad the Department of Highways couldn’t take a lesson for paving the North Klondike Highway.
Then again, shovels of cold mix from the back of the truck keeps employees working. Most of the work done with the cold mix is already breaking down. Chipping crews patch over patches, year after year, with a huge cost to taxpayers with little long term results.
While pavement is more costly, hopefully the government can pave in sections. The taxpayer will reap the benefits with fewer accidents related to dodging potholes, less vehicle and long-distance truck repairs and years of stress-free driving and a highway that Yukoners can be proud of.