Situated on the south bank of the Pelly River, Ross River is a small community in east-central Yukon. Cyclical spring thaws and ice jams caused Pelly River to flood into Ross River’s low-lying areas. The floods contributed to higher road maintenance costs, broken road BST surfacing, and surface water pooling within ditches and low areas. Local First Nation and territorial governments requested a road network re-design and re-construction to resolve these long-standing roadwork and drainage issues.
We provided complete engineering services for this project, from the conceptual design phase through to construction. Our engineers first conducted field investigations and a topographical analysis of the area. Next, we prepared three different conceptual options for roadwork and drainage improvements in the community.
Following consultations with the local government, we prepared a comprehensive design based on the most economical and effective option. Our team then developed the required tender documents and assisted with contractor selection. During construction, we provided overall construction management services, including inspection, surveying, and QA/QC testing.
This roadway project consisted of replacement of the water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, as well as all new pavement along the entire street.