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Author Topic: Any gravel highways in Canada?  (Read 6239 times)

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Any gravel highways in Canada?
« on: September 27, 2009, 06:34:04 PM »

I'll start this out with the fact that Ontario Hwy 600 is at least partially gravel.  Any others like that in Canada? :coffee:
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Re: Any gravel highways in Canada?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 07:17:44 PM »

In every province...too many to mention them all here...
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Re: Any gravel highways in Canada?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 07:40:10 PM »

Manitoba 280 is gravel all the way from Thompson and PR 391 to PR 290 near Gillam
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Re: Any gravel highways in Canada?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 08:15:53 PM »

Many highways in the northern part of Canada are gravel.  Traffic counts are nowhere near high enough to warrant pavement.

The Dempster Highway (Yukon 5/NWT 8) comes to mind...it's gravel for virtually its entire length.

The Trans-Labrador Highway also has gravel sections (several extremely poorly maintained) as well.

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Re: Any gravel highways in Canada?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 10:00:04 AM »

In Ontario, all of the primary highways are paved.  Numerous stretches of secondary and tertiary highways, however, are gravel...given their location in the northern part of the province.
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Re: Any gravel highways in Canada?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 11:05:48 AM »

:coffee:
Prince Edward Island is more gravel than paved, almost.  Quebec has several such as the end of 138.

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Re: Any gravel highways in Canada?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 08:17:32 AM »

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Prince Edward Island is more gravel than paved, almost.

Overall, yes.  But Meaghan and I found that the majority of the signed/numbered routes were paved.
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