2023 Opening Road Notice

The 2023 operating season for the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road Joint Venture will start at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The Winter Road, which is expecting 6,400 loads to go north this year, will finish on March 31, 2023.

Winter Road trucks operating under the Joint Venture’s mandate will be identified by a three-digit reflective plate located in the corner of the front windshield on the driver’s side.

To ensure the safety of the traveling public and to minimize delays for residents on the Ingraham Trail,
the Joint Venture has implemented the following operating components for Highway # 4:

  • Winter road trucks will be dispatched in convoys every 20 minutes and travel on the Ingraham Trail with a minimum spacing of 1000 metres between the units;
  • Dispatching of the Winter Road trucks north on the Ingraham Trail, will be suspended twice at day (7:00 AM to 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM) to minimize the impact to residents commuting to Yellowknife in the morning and back home at the end of the workday;
  • The Joint Venture will be operating two (2) Security vehicles 24 hours a day along the entire length of the Ingraham Trail monitoring the speed, spacing, and driving of the Winter Road trucks; and,
  • Winter Road truck speeds are limited to 70 kilometres while traveling on Ingraham Trail.

All emergencies on the Ingraham Trail must be reported to emergency services by calling 911.

Residents of the Ingraham Trail and the travelling public on Highway # 4 can report safety concerns or non-emergency events to the Joint Venture Winter Road Dispatch Centre at 873-9111.

To keep updated on the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road, follow the daily updates at https://jvtcwinterroad.ca/.

For further information or questions, please contact Barry Henkel, Director, Winter Road Operations for the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road Joint Venture at 669-6500 Ext: 6561 or by email.