The Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road is an ice road on frozen Mackenzie River delta channels and the frozen Arctic Ocean between the Northwest Territories communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada. It services gas hydrate fields and exploration facilities at Mallik, Aput, and Langley, along with the ice-locked barges Wurmlinger and Arctic Star, which act as bases of operations for ice road crews and exploration personnel. In addition, the road is a key supply line for Tuktoyaktuk and the hamlet of Aklavik.
It is part of the Dempster Highway. The rest of the Dempster Highway is on land and can be driven on through the summer.
Construction of an all-weather highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk commenced in April 2013.
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2 premiered on June 8, 2008, following the drivers on the Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in Canada's Northwest Territories ... and Rick take part as "highway maggots" (rookies on this road), working alongside the more experienced drivers ... The ice men return two titans of the southern ice roads, and two contenders ...
... A HistoryChannel.com blog announced that the second season of Ice Road Truckers would be based out of Inuvik ... the episodes of this season occur on the Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road ... The road returned in 2012 for the sixth season of the show, with ice road veteran Alex Debogorski behind the wheel ...
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