• Capabilities: Environmental Site Assessments , Site Evaluation and Restoration
  • Sectors: Governments
  • Region: Canada (en) , North America

Alaska Highway Assessment and Remediation

Alaska Highway Right of Way, BC, Southern Yukon, Canada - Arcadis was instrumental in identifying environmental liabilities along a 1,100km stretch of the Alaska Highway Right of Way.

32

contaminated sites identified for remediation

450km

of roads deactivated reducing driver risk

Arcadis was retained by Public Works and Government Services Canada – Pacific Region to evaluate a 1,100km stretch of the Alaska Highway Right of Way (ROW) previously used by the military during World War II. This section of the Highway ROW stretches from British Columbia to Southern Yukon.

Our screening activities identified 32 contaminated sites found at former military bases, airstrips and construction/maintenance yards. Arcadis developed remediation plans for 17 of the 32 sites, and assessed and deactivated 450km of roads, reducing driver risk.

Arcadis developed a GIS geodatabase that monitors environmental liabilities along the highway and the progress of remediation and mitigation projects. The geodatabase consists of a secure, web-based environmental management tool that allows managers and their designated consultants to easily access information and track the status of these sites.

Outcomes

32

contaminated sites identified for remediation

450km

of roads deactivated reducing driver risk

Questions about this project

Richard Wells

CD Federal & Provincial - ARCADIS Canada Ask me a question