[excerpt] If there were money to build a $1.2 billion all-weather 1,200-kilometre road linking Manitoba to Nunavut, at least engineering studies could point the way.
A preferred route has been selected for the road, said Richard Danis, director of transportation policy and service development for Manitoba, in his presentation at last week’s Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet.
So, this means that the road, when or if it’s built, would join the existing Manitoba highway system at Gillam, roughly 250 km south of Churchill, with that port town, Arviat, Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet linked in by feeder routes.
But don’t hold your breath.
“No new work is under way,” Danis said in his update of where progress on the road stands.
“However, Manitoba and Nunavut are exploring options for advancing this initiative,” he added.[excerpt] 10