Fort Chipewyan - E Construction

Fort Chipewan Located on the northwest shore of Lake Athabasca, Fort Chipewyan is one of the most northern communities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, with a population of just over 100 people. Established as a trading post in 1788 by the Northwest Trading Company, Fort Chipewyan is also one of the oldest settlements in the province of Alberta. Isolated by nature, there are no all-weather roads to Fort Chipewyan. The hamlet can only be accessed by plane or barge in the summertime and via winter roads carved of snow and ice in the wintertime.
E-Construction Ltd. was tasked with paving 60% of all paved roads in the community, which worked out to approximately 12 kilometers of the total 20 kilometers of paved roads in Fort Chipewyan. In order to complete this project, E-Construction Ltd. needed to transport equipment and oil 1,375 kilometers on the highway from Edmonton to Fort Fitzgerald, a community near Alberta’s northern border.
Overall, the Fort Chipewyan project provided E-Construction Ltd. with a unique set of challenges and we embraced each one as it came, coming up with innovative solutions and working with the community to see that the project was completed successfully.