A portion of the Old Alaska Highway at Mile 926 might be getting a name change soon.
A resident of the Stevens area recently put in a request to city council to have the section renamed as McGundy Road.
The change is meant to prevent confusion for emergency crews responding to calls to the road, as a different area just outside city limits is also known as the Old Alaska Highway.
Whitehorse City Council has passed the first two readings of the bylaw. The third reading is scheduled for Oct. 14.
The road is adjacent to land parcels owned by Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council.
The suggestion was made to honour the McGundy family, members of KDFN who have lived in the area for several decades.
City officials recently said that KDFN members had supported the potential name change but that they hadn’t heard back from TKC yet.