The beginning of the Robert Campbell Highway in Carmacks. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Mostyn anticipates money for Robert Campbell Highway between Ross River and Faro

Minister won’t say much he’ll seek in next year’s capital budget

Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn says work could start next year on the Robert Campbell Highway between Ross River and Faro.

The minister was questioned about the lack of of progress on the 68-km stretch of road in the legislative assembly March 6.

Though he avoided making any promises in the house, Mostyn told media afterwards that he will be asking cabinet to approve money for the road in next year’s budget.

“I anticipate that next year if I can get the money out of the budget, we’ll start construction of that road between Faro and Ross River. I’ll be asking cabinet for those funds next year and we’ll see how it goes.”

This year the government has approved about half a million dollars to plan and design the roadwork, Mostyn told reporters.

He couldn’t say how much money he plans to ask for in next year’s budget.

He said the plan is to “start from Faro, start to move to Ross, and then to points beyond that.”

Some reconstruction work on the Robert Campbell Highway is happening this year but it is focused on a stretch between the Watson Lake Airport access, kilometre 10, and the Tuchitua highway maintenance camp at kilometre 114, Mostyn told the house.

There is no mention of the roadwork between Ross River and Faro in the Yukon’s five-year capital plan. Mostyn suggested that might be because the design work hasn’t been done yet and the money hasn’t been approved by cabinet.

Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

Just Posted

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Whitehorse meeting on proposed Wildlife Act regulation changes draws large crowd

A public meeting about proposed regulation changes to the Yukon’s Wildlife Act… Continue reading

Bear conflicts in the Yukon down significantly in 2019, Environment Yukon says

There were 163 human-bear conflicts reported in 2019, with 33 bears in total killed

Faro mine remediation company, mayor charged for allegedly intimidating workers

Parsons Inc. and Len Faber are facing five charges each under the Occupation Health and Safety Act

Promising Chinook salmon run failed to materialize in the Yukon, river panel hears

Tens of thousands of fish disappeared between Yukon River mouth and Canadian border

IBU World Cup season starts for Nadia Moser and Team Canada

“It is good to have the first races finished”

Gold Nugget Championship puts spotlight on Yukon figure skaters

The event also served as trials for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games

Glacier Bears compete at Christmas Cracker swim meet in Victoria

The Whitehorse club had nearly two dozen top-10 finishes

New program aims to return kids in care to their communities

All 14 Yukon First Nations signed on to the guiding principles document for Honouring Connections

Whitehorse council approves the purchase of a transit app

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition raises other issues with bus service

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Whitehorse city council meeting Dec. 9

Destruction Bay man dies after snowmobile falls through ice on Kluane Lake

Yukon RCMP located the body of Walter Egg, 68, about 250 metres from the shoreline Dec. 10

Commentary: Yukon firearm owners need a voice in Ottawa

Are Yukoners being effectively represented in Ottawa?

Most Read