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DEH CHO BRIDGE CLOSURE NOTICES

The Department of Transportation is undertaking scheduled maintenance of the Deh Cho Bridge. Lane restrictions and bridge closures will take effect as per the following schedule.

1) Lane Restrictions: Deh Cho Bridge will be reduced to a single lane from Monday April 28th to Sunday May 4th 2014.

Traffic control personnel will be deployed. Please obey all signs and signals.

2) Bridge Nighttime Closures: Deh Cho bridge will be closed to all traffic for the following periods:

Start Time

End Time

1

22:00 hours Tuesday April 29, 2014

05:00 hours Wednesday April 30, 2014

2

22:00 hours Thursday May 1, 2014

05:00 Friday May 2, 2014

The reduced speed limits in the work zone will be strictly enforced.

 


ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT

The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk all-weather highway is a challenging project that will finally complete the last road link to the Arctic Ocean, connecting Canada for the first time from sea to sea to sea. We are looking for seasoned engineering professionals to join our team. For many, this could be a career milestone project capping a successful engineering career. For more information, visit our Engineering Recruitment site.


ON-LINE SERVICES REGISTRATION

The Department of Transportation is now offering on-line services for vehicle registration renewals. To register for this service, please click here, then use the on-line registration link. (Registering for this service also allows you to subscribe to eNotifications reminding you about driver licence and vehicle registration renewals.)

What you need to renew online (in addition to the eNotification account set up when registering for the service):

1. Your licence plate number
2. A valid credit card
3. Your insurance company name, policy number, and the expiry date of the policy
4. Your odometer reading
5. A printer to print the Registration Certificate(s) and payment receipt
6. PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader on your computer to view documents (downloadable at no cost).

Road Licensing and Safety Website Launches

If you're looking for any information on driver's licence renewal, defensive driving tips, drivers manuals, legislation, and commercial driving check out our new Road Licensing and Safety website http://dmv.dot.gov.nt.ca/
 

  Drive Smart
Please click on image for a near-real time view of current highway conditions on Highway 3 at Chan Lake.
Before travelling,
check road and weather conditions to ensure your travel is as safe as possible.
Avoid distracted driving. Texting while driving is a dumb use for a smart phone.

    Fly Smart

Go to our
Travel and Health page for helpful information on public health concerns for air travellers.

You can also check our website for Yellowknife Airport
Arrivals and Departures information. Check the Yellowknife Airport main page for more information about services provided at YZF, including information on Accommodations for travellers with special needs.


  Deh Cho Bridge - A permanent link to the South

The Deh Cho Bridge opened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012. For more information, and photos of the construction, click on the image to visit the Deh Cho Bridge website (www.dehchobridge.info).

A scale model of Pier 4 can be viewed at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre in Yellowknife. A scale model of the entire bridge can be viewed at the Yellowknife Airport in the arrivals area.



As part of its commitment to reducing the number of preventable collisions involving impairment, injuries, and fatalities among young people, Drive Alive is facilitating the introduction to NWT schools of Project Gearshift, a youth driver safety initiative of Parachute Canada. Parachute is Canada's national injury prevention organization.

For information on becoming a Project Gearshift school, contact Parachute at projectgearshift@parachutecanada.org, or click on the Project Gearshift image on the left.

Click here for more information on support by Drive Alive for Project Gearshift programs in NWT schools, or send an e-mail to commcoordinator@gov.nt.ca.


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