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Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:42:26 PM »

AB-63 has been expanded recently so I was wondering if it's at least in the long range plans for it to go to the Northwest Territories. As of now there is only one highway from Alberta that reaches the Northwest Territories.
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 07:52:59 PM »

Nope.

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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 09:45:17 PM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 09:46:33 PM »

They did the expansion so they could fuck up the earth more quickly.
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 10:49:10 PM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.

They did all that work to serve Fort Mac.  There are no plans to extend Highway 63 beyond the oil sands.

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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 12:38:06 AM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.
And fuck you too, buddy. I happen to know a lot about Canada.

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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 01:07:04 AM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.

They did all that work to serve Fort Mac.  There are no plans to extend Highway 63 beyond the oil sands.

Fort McMurray is a hotbed of activity relating to oil sands development. So much so that its part of AB 63 includes a 10-lane freeway -- on which I got stuck in traffic during the afternoon rush. Not surprising that much of AB 63 was expanded to divided highway between Edmonton and Fort McMurray -- in part, as NE2 alludes to, to facilitate the transport of heavy equipment to the oil sands fields.

The lightly-populated area between where the oil sands end, and Fort Fitzgerald near the NT border (small community with an unpaved all-season road connection to NT 5 in Fort Smith NT), gets by mainly with a winter road featured in an "Ice Road Truckers" episode.
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 06:37:18 AM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.

There isn't much north of the Athabascan Oil Sands. Much Wood-Buffalo is also a preserve. The next bit of civilization is over 200km north of that. Fort Mac is as big as it gets around there. After 5pm, AB-63 is packed...but only southbound.


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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 02:57:00 PM »

They did the expansion so they could fuck up the earth more quickly.

I thought that the tar oil was the the cleanest, most ethical, environmentally-friendly energy in the world.

Fort Mac will not be a dead-end for long, but connected in a westward fashion rather than northward, filling the gap between both AB-686 sections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Highway_686#Future
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 12:25:34 PM »

They did the expansion so they could fuck up the earth more quickly.

I thought that the tar oil was the the cleanest, most ethical, environmentally-friendly energy in the world.

Fort Mac will not be a dead-end for long, but connected in a westward fashion rather than northward, filling the gap between both AB-686 sections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Highway_686#Future

I've heard that the oil sands are actually some of the cleanest-to-produce/refine, yet some of the worst carbon-emitting fuels out there, and that's why most of it is exported instead of used in North America and Europe. Besides, Royal Dutch Shell has limited their involvement in Alberta's oil sands, so when one of the largest oil companies is winding down their operations, there's probably a reason. Of course, trying to post a balance of that here would be both off-topic and wind up with questionable results.

So, like most Politician Speak, a half-truth at best...can't have it both ways.
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 04:01:48 PM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.
And fuck you too, buddy. I happen to know a lot about Canada.
This is what makes me what to quit this forum. How do I terminate my profile here?
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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
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AB63nRoad-WOOSHbus by formulanone, on Flickr

That seems like a very precarious spot to be a cyclist.  I wonder if that's legal.  I know sometimes cyclists are permitted to use freeways, but isn't it more typical that they be forced to use the exit ramps in order to prevent situations such as this?  (I'm just asking rhetorically).

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Re: Is an AB-63 NT-5 connection in the works?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 04:47:38 PM »

Nope.
Seriously? They did all that expansion for a dead end road? Makes no sense but I would like to hear form another source that at least lives in that area instead of someone from New Jersey.
And fuck you too, buddy. I happen to know a lot about Canada.
This is what makes me what to quit this forum. How do I terminate my profile here?

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