Pave the Dempster?!?!?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ABADV, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    Did I hear right tonight on CBC that they are planning on paving the Dempster??? :eek1
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  2. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    That would be an amazing feat of engineering:lol3
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  3. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    If they do that's terrible!! I need to make a trip up there STAT!!:D
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  4. oldtrout

    oldtrout Been here awhile

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    Boss Hoss ...... Check !

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  5. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    I'll believe it when I see it!
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  6. MitchG

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    Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk road funding announced today.
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  7. tat2

    tat2 where's ya too?

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    I did a quick Google search and found nothing on paving the Dempster, but I did find the planning for the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway. :)
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  8. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    I listened to an interview with the mayor of Tuk on CBC yesterday and he alluded to the extension being gravel, no mention of pavement.
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  9. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

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    Pave it all and while your at it take out all the curves. Do it for all the roads out there. Safer for everyone.
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  10. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    My good mate and I are planning on riding the Dempster next year. For our sake I hope it's good and gravelly! When is the best time of year to head up that way to avoid the mossies and rain?
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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    The Dempster is getting extended...awesome :clap
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  12. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Winter.
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  13. willys

    willys Long timer

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    The dempster getting extended.....EXCELLENT!!! Done it twice and planned again for next season......they extend it and I'll have to keep going back....the best road in Canada......not to mention all the roads getting there ...lol.
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  14. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    Well, I would not call it the best road in Canada that's for sure:lol3, But it is an adventure to ride it.:D
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  15. Gregster

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    We'll be able to ride all the way to Tuktoyaktuk.
    Thats all the way to the Arctic Ocean.
    Far out! :norton
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  16. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Extended to Tuk...that would be cool...right up to the ocean. I was up to Inuvik in a camper but never on a bike...next trip up there will be a bike but now I'll wait until the extension is done. Looks to be about an extra 130kms by the way the crow flies...wonder how long it will end up being.
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  17. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

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    Expensive proposition for a community of 300 but I think it is a good idea for Cdn arctic sovereignty. Plus it might lower the cost of groceries.

    Would be a cool ride.
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  18. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Will be a smaller community once they find out they can just walk out under a warm midnight sun :evil
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  19. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    I suspect it's more for resource extraction than the peeps of Tuk.
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  20. MitchG

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    You suspect correctly :wink:
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