Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway

E Grubens Transport

Operating as one of our majority aboriginal-owned partnership companies, Inukshuk Geomatics Inc., Challenger provided survey support for km 52-138 of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) project. This is one of the northern-most and technically demanding highway projects in Canada, with much of the route being constructed over permafrost with little support infrastructure.

Services Delivered

  • Set 3D control points along the route using static and RTK GNSS.
  • Surveys for all road construction and aggregate sources.
  • Topographic survey on remediation areas during various stages of excavation.
  • Volume calculations.
  • Topographic surveys on each layer of material.
  • Final as-built survey for NT Department of Transportation.
  • Published plans certifying volumes and surfaces.
  • Maintenance of comprehensive drawing base identifying each phase of excavation and grading.
  • Preparation and checking of GNSS machine control digital files; QA/QC of GNSS calibration of machine control systems.
  • Legal survey of highway; access roads to borrow pits and land exchange parcel for Inuvialuit.
Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway

Client: E Grubens Transport

Location: Inuvik


  • David Thompson Award for Challenging Cadastral Survey Project in 2018

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