The Department of Highways and Public Works is responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings and information systems.
Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway dedicated to all war veterans
Yukon Legislative Assembly Speaker David Laxton, Legion Branch No. 254 President Darcy Grossinger, Highways and Public Works Minister Wade Istchenko, Whitehorse Legion Branch No. 254 past president Red Grossinger, Premier Darrell Pasloski and Commissioner Doug Phillips (L to R) with one of the new signs that will be placed along the Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway, which has been dedicated to war veterans.
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Recently two of our HPW employees were recognized for their outstanding job they did during the washout last spring.
Aisha Montgomery is part of the Policy and Communications Branch and worked as part of the ground communication during the event. Aisha was responsible to make sure that all the travellers had the information they needed during the multi-day road closure.
Don Magun is the road foreman in Watson Lake and managed the restoration of a road in order to get traffic moving after the wash out event. Don and his crew worked day and night to open the road as quickly as possible and given the circumstances, he did an exceptional job!
Congratulations to both Aisha and Don for a job well done!