09-22-2007, 10:51 AM
Eat my shorts
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Bee Cee
There will be questions afterwards....
A few facts about the road:
First year of operation was 1982
600km long, 87% of it over water
There are 65 portages, 20% of which are sanded or graveled
Three maintenance camps – Dome, Lockhart and Lac de Gras
Average number of operational days per year: 67
In 2005 the road opened Jan 26th and closed April 4th. Over the season it was closed for a total of 107 hours (4.5 days), and 7607 loads were taken up it. After the disastrous 2006 season, hundreds (at least) of loads were left stranded all over Yellowknife and the surrounding area when the road closed early. In the 2007 season, all these were moved along with the loads that had already been planned for the year. In all, something like 10,000 loads were hauled this past season.
Ride Report: Canada North to South 2008 here
Drive Report: Ice Road Trucking 2005-2011 here