Range Road Extension and Highway Safety Upgrades

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Consultation has concluded

The Range Road Extension project includes the extension of Range Road, a new intersection with the Alaska Highway, and necessary safety upgrades to an approximately 2km section of the Alaska Highway.


This project is tendered, and Cobalt Construction was awarded the contract. Construction is scheduled to begin.....

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The Contractor is obligated under the terms of the contract, to provide a site-specific Environmental Management Plan and a Traffic Management Plan, both to mitigate the impacts of the project to the natural and human environments in the local area.

The Range Road Extension project includes the extension of Range Road, a new intersection with the Alaska Highway, and necessary safety upgrades to an approximately 2km section of the Alaska Highway.


This project is tendered, and Cobalt Construction was awarded the contract. Construction is scheduled to begin.....

Click on image to enlarge.

The Contractor is obligated under the terms of the contract, to provide a site-specific Environmental Management Plan and a Traffic Management Plan, both to mitigate the impacts of the project to the natural and human environments in the local area.

Consultation has concluded
  • Construction Updates for the week of September 16, 2019

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    17 Sep 2019
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    As we are getting ready for paving, traffic is being routed on gravel surface (both ways) this week.

    The schedule shows Skookum paving the north bound lanes Wednesday of this week and traffic will be switched to the paved lanes shortly after completion of the first lift of asphalt.

    Speeds are posted at 30 km/hr and flag persons are posted to stop traffic when necessary.

    Delays are being kept to a minimum – usually less than 3 minutes.


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  • Construction Update for the week of September 9, 2019

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    11 Sep 2019
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    Traffic is being diverted to west side of the highway today to free up the east side for pulverization of the existing asphalt. Once this work is completed, the east side will be paved and traffic will be diverted to the newly paved east portion. All this will take place over the next week or so starting today.


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  • Traffic Update: Week of August 26, 2019

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    26 Aug 2019
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    Range Road Project

    No significant change foreseen this week as regards traffic control.

    Trucks continue to haul from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation gravel pit at McLean Lake Road and trucks are crossing the highway within the job area are controlled by flag persons.

    Be advised: 50km/hr speed through the work area except for 30km/hr close to flag stations.

    Travel safe everyone!

  • Traffic Update for week of August 19

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    22 Aug 2019
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    Same traffic control regime this week. Flag person(s) in place for equipment crossing highway and speed limit 50km/hr max and 30km/hr near flag persons.

    Towards end of month, traffic will be confined to one half of the highway as pulverization of the existing asphalt gets underway.

  • Meet the Range Road Construction Crew

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    06 Aug 2019
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    Meet Cecilia, Love, Melissa, Tristan, Liam, Lucy, Katherine and Dale - some of the team from Cobalt Construction.

    These are some of the folks who are trained to keep the driving, cycling and walking public safe through the construction zone.

    Flagging in a highway construction zone is not the easiest job and not for the faint of heart and not for those easily bored either. The most obvious challenge for flaggers is getting the public to slow down when travelling through construction zones. Fast moving traffic is not only dangerous to the flag person standing beside the road but can also kick up rocks and dust making their jobs more difficult.

    Other challenges are the weather and bugs. The best days for the flagging crew are cloudy ones when it is not too hot. And wasps are the worst when you cannot run for the hills to get away.

    Cecilia or C.C. as she is known, is Cobalt’s Traffic Facilitator who states that flaggers need to be aware and keep up the pace of what’s happening on the work site as well getting the public to slow down. This can be quite stressful. C.C.’s message to folks driving through “We are just doing our job to keep you safe. Be kind to flaggers.”


    Melissa is driving rock truck for Cobalt and hails from the Klondike gold fields where she was hauling pay dirt! She also takes safety very seriously and her day starts with safety pre checks that include, a pre trip inspection, a walk about her truck and completing a Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) to make sure her role on the job site is as safe as it can be. Melissa wants the driving public to know that it is a lot easier for a car to stop than it is for her to stop her loaded rock truck. Be cautious, drive slow and always yield to heavy equipment operating!

    Thank – you, flaggers and truckers, for all your hard work.

    Give these folks a wave when you are next driving through the construction zone!



  • Traffic update for the week of August 5, 2019

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    06 Aug 2019
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    There will be no change through construction area this week. Flaggers are in place to halt traffic while hauling units/equipment cross onto and off the highway. Large radar /speed notification electronic boards have been set up either end of the work area. Speed limits within the work area remain the same: 50km/hr or 30km/hr near the flag persons.

    Please adhere to the posted construction zone speed limits. RCMP will be on site monitoring traffic speed. Construction crews, particularly the flaggers, are trying to do their jobs by keeping you safe. Please do your jobs in keeping them safe.


  • Traffic Update for the week of July 29, 2019

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    29 Jul 2019
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    Contractor will continue to haul gravel from KDFN pit at McLean Lake Rd.

    All work will be off the existing highway and flag persons will be in place for trucks and equipment crossing the highway at the new intersection area.

    Posted speeds within the project area will remain at 50km/hr or 30km/hr near the flag persons.

    PLEASE slow down through the construction zone! These are live people working here, who have families. Excessive speeding is a danger to all.

    REMINDER: Range Road is CLOSED to all traffic, vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Taking this route will result in you being in the middle of the construction zone, and is dangerous to the working heavy machinery, and to yourselves.


  • Traffic Update for week of July 22, 2019

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    22 Jul 2019
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    Cobalt Construction continues to build the outside wide lanes, with highway transit remaining the same for this week.

    Range Road remains closed at the Alaska Highway, as does Sumanik Drive at the Alaska Highway.

    Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to select alternative routes around the construction, and to expect no entry through the construction zone.

    RCMP were active over this weekend, and will continue radar enforcement of construction zone speed limits.

    Please be respectful of the men and women working along the highway, obey the traffic signs, and posted speed limits!

  • RANGE ROAD CLOSED

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    06 Jul 2019
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    Cobalt Construction has begun site preparations.

    This construction affects two bus stops on South Range Road.


    Need to get to the area?


    Take the #5 Takhini Route and get off the bus at the Takhini Arena.


    Issues? Concerns? Contact the Traffic Coordinator!


  • Cobalt Construction Awarded Range Road Upgrades Contract

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    24 Jun 2019
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    Cobalt Construction was the low-bidder in the recently-closed tender for the construction of the Range Road Extension and associated highway upgrades.

    A meet-the-contractor Open House is scheduled for June 24, 2019, from 5 pm - 7pm in the Grey Mountain Room at the Mount McIntyre Community Centre.