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Road Construction



This year there are eight (8) streets scheduled for paving upgrades and repairs. Work may also occur on other streets under the annual patching program. Road work is a temporary inconvenience but necessary to maintain the City's infrastructure. 

The information below is intended to inform and help residents navigate this summer’s road construction projects.   

Road Construction Projects/Construction Map(s): 



Old Airport Road 

Please be advised, beginning Monday, June 1, 2020 South bound lanes on Old Airport Road between Range Lake Road and Byrne Road will be closed for paving construction. Traffic will be detoured into the North bound lanes between Byrne Road and Range Lake Road which will feature two way traffic. The detour will remain in place until work is completed.

Please remember to reduce your speed and follow all signage when in the construction zone.

A map of the Old Airport Road detour can be found here. Detour Map

Otto Drive and Hearne Hill Road

Please be advised road construction on Hearne Hill Road and Otto Drive is scheduled to begin the week of June 8th, 2020. Traffic access will be maintained during construction. Please remember to reduce your speed in the construction zone and follow all traffic controls.

A map of the Otto Drive - Hearn Hill Road Construction area can be found here. Construction Map


For residents in any of the work zones listed above, once construction in your area begins there can be no parking on the street during hours of construction (7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday). Evening parking is allowed (where typically permitted), provided vehicles are removed from the area by 7 am on weekdays and Saturdays.  

Access to driveways will be maintained until concrete work is underway. When concrete work occurs, which includes installation of string lines, pouring of concrete and curing of concrete, you will not be able to access your driveway. Notice will be given at least one day prior to restricting any driveway access. The concrete must be allowed to cure undisturbed for 5-7 days to ensure it has reached an acceptable strength. Curing is dependent on many factors and may take longer than anticipated. Workers onsite will inform you once you can access your driveways again. While driveway access is restricted, the surrounding areas can be used for temporary parking.

Once the concrete work is complete, the asphalt will then be placed and this will conclude the major construction on your street. At this point, the City will begin remediating any properties that have been affected by the construction. Properties will be restored to the same condition as before construction took place (i.e. grass will be replaced with grass, driveways will be restored, etc.).

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699