I am currently living in Chevery on Quebec's lower north shore. Approval has been reached to extend Quebec's highway 138 past the village of Kagaska, eventually linking up with the village of Old Fort (Vieux Fort on the map...Quebec language stupidity). What does that mean for adventure riders? Currently, 389 leaving Baie Comeau becomes NF 500, across Labrador. Short of Goose Bay, 510 branches southeast to the coast. At Mary's Harbour, the road follows the coast southwest to the Quebec Border. Just across the border, at Blanc Sabon on the Lower North Shore, the traditional route has been to take the ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle to Newfoundland. However, between Blanc Sabon and Old Fort (Vieux Fort) is a stub of Hwy 138. It's gravel of course. Currently the road abruptly ends in Old Fort and there is about 400 km missing along the coast between Old Fort and the village of Kegaska. Here in Chevery, about in the middle, there is a 6 km stretch of 138 through town whitch dead ends in both directions. In the winter a snowmobile trail called the Route Blanche is constructed along the coast, but in the summer the only way in and out is by ship or boat. Currently, 138 is being constructed to fill the gap. In perhaps more interesting new, in the mean time, an ATV trail is being constructed in the gap. This will be an 8 foot gravel trail that uses hand ferries to cross the rivers. The ATV trail may be done in as soon as 2 years. This will allow Adventure riders to do a loop of Labrador and Northern Quebec, starting and ending in Baie Comeau. Most of the loop will be gravel with paved sections. Initially, the section between Old Fort and Kegaska will be an ATV trail with hand ferries. The nice thing about highway 138 will be the fact that unlike the trans Labrador..... There will be little heavy truck traffic...just enough to supply the villages. There will be a village every 100 km or so. Currently it is easily done by snowmobile (my sled has a range of about 180 km). The area, even though it is in Quebec, is mostly English speaking (some villages are French, as are all Indian villages). It will follow a truly spectacular coast and go through villages just opened up to the outside world.