Whitehorse, Yukon, June 2, 2021 – Investing in local infrastructure supports the unique needs of northern communities. The governments of Canada and Yukon are taking decisive action to invest in community infrastructure and stabilize the economy across Canada, while first and foremost ensuring that the health and safety of all Canadians are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Richard Mostyn, Yukon’s Minister of Community Services; and His Worship Dan Curtis, Mayor for the City of Whitehorse, announced $820,000 for safety improvements in school zones across the City of Whitehorse.
The City of Whitehorse will be improving pedestrian safety and calming traffic near several elementary schools with a variety of measures. Projects over the next two years will include a new sidewalk, zebra crosswalks, curb extensions, a mini-roundabout, a paved trail and LED pedestrian lights.
The Government of Canada is investing $820,000 in this project through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF), a permanent source of federal funding for infrastructure investments.