The Tłı̨chǫ All-season Road will provide all-weather access from Highway 3 west of Yellowknife to the community of Whatì.


  • The Government of the Northwest Territories is working in partnership with the Tłı̨chǫ Government to advance the project.
  • Replacing the southern section of the existing winter road will adapt to the impacts of climate change, provide uninterrupted access to Whatì and increase the winter road window-of-access to the communities of Gameti and Wekweeti.
  • Transportation efficiencies will reduce the cost of living for the region and embrace social opportunities.
  • All-weather access will attract further interest from industry in exploration and development of natural resources.
  • Road construction and maintenance will result in significant employment and training opportunities for Tłı̨chǫ residents that support the development of a strong northern workforce.


  • An environmental assessment is underway and the Government of the Northwest Territories is working with the Tłı̨chǫ Government to complete required activities.
  • The GNWT approved funding for construction of the road in October 2017.
  • On December 5, 2017, a Request for Proposals for the construction of the project was issued to the three proponents that were selected through the Request for Qualifications process.
  • On December 21, 2017, the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Canada signed the Final Financial Agreement for the project.
Click  HERE to download the project backgrounder.