Adventure riders with an eye towards northern travels will soon be able to push their travels a little further past the Dempster Highway.
According to the CBC, the federally funded construction of a 140-km highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk is underway. This will allow riders to push past the Mackenzie River, all the way to the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Previously, the CBC says, the only way past Inuvik was by air or ice road, but the new road will be an all-weather highway. Maybe a CMG expedition by Ural is in order?
Construction of the new road is supposed to be completed in four years; the crews will only work in the winter, when the ground is frozen and hard.