(AMRI) Journey to promote Records in Americas - P14 - Tibbitt - Contwoyto Winter Road (Canada): The longest heavy haul ice road in the United States

02-02-2024

(worldkings.org) Between 400 and 600 km long, Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is said to be the world's longest heavy haul ice road and operates for eight to ten weeks starting in the last week of January.

 

 

Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is an annual ice road first built in 1982 to service mines and exploration activities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Northern Canada. Between 400 and 600 km long, the road is said to be the world's longest heavy haul ice road and operates for eight to ten weeks starting in the last week of January. Most of the road (85%–87%) is built over frozen lakes, 495 km, with the remaining 73 km (45 mi) built on over 64 land portages between lakes.

The ice road is built by a joint venture of mining companies (Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., Dominion Diamond Corporation, and De Beers Canada Inc.) operating in the area, and shared by many users, from exploration companies to tourism outfitters and Aboriginal hunters of the region.

This seasonal winter road (also called Denison's Road) is only open for eight to nine weeks each year, from February to the beginning of April (depending on weather and the season's load requirements), and must be constructed each year to service mines in the area. Expect high winds, storms and poor visibility often.

According to en.wikipedia.org; dangerousroads.org. Source of photos: internet 


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