The Feds along with the Government of Yukon are investing in two climate change adaptation research projects, one to study the effectiveness of thermosyphons and another to monitor changing highway conditions.
The Yukon River in Dawson City has not frozen over for the past two winters, and last January spray technology was used in an attempt to induce ice formation but was unsuccessful.
A combined federal and territorial announcement has confirmed $15 million in joint funding to construct a new pumphouse.
The existing wooden bridge, built in 1970, is being replaced with a concrete and steel constructed bridge.
The Yukon Resource Gateway Project will help upgrade over 650 km of road and build or replace numerous bridges, culverts, and stream crossings.
Along with highway improvements, the Klondike River and Clear Creek bridges will be rehabilitated.