The Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road is a new 97km gravel road that is expected to take up to three years to complete.
Once operational, the new 60 MW Taltson generating station has the potential to eliminate an estimated 240,000 tonnes of green house gas emissions annually.
Phases of the Mackenzie Valley Highway project include a bridge over Great Bear River and all-weather road construction.
Governments commit $96 million to roads and additional facilities in the North.
Unlike fossil fuels, wood chips, when or if ever spilled, will not cost anyone an enormous amount of money to clean up.
The proposal is a two-lane all-season gravel road with culverts and/or double-lane bridges over water crossings as necessary.