Yukon Strikes Gold with Public Engagement in Whitehorse Corridor-Alaska Highway Upgrade


In seeking to upgrade 25 miles of a vital transportation and trade link known as the Whitehorse Corridor-Alaska Highway, Yukon rolled out a public engagement process with four distinct features: a public survey to gauge residents’ reactions to the project; an interactive map of the highway proposal that allows residents to see what is happening in their area; a video series showcasing the renovation, targeted at those who want less detail; and a home-delivered brochure for older residents who may not be as comfortable with technology. The combined high and low tech approach backed by real detail is being lauded as one that could serve as a model for much bigger, more expensive and more controversial projects.


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