Saskatchewan Highway 155

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Highway 155
Route information
Length: 299 km (186 mi)
Existed: 1947 – present
Major junctions
From: Hwy 55 near Green Lake
To: Hwy 955 in La Loche
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 135 Hwy 165

Highway 155 is a paved undivided highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 55 near Green Lake until La Loche, where it intersects with Highway 955. Highway 155 is about 299 km (186 mi.) long.

Communities accessible directly from Highway 155 are Green Lake, Buffalo Narrows, Landing, Bear Creek, and La Loche.
Many provincial recreation sites are also accessible from Highway 155.

Highway 155 connects with Highway 55, Highway 165, Highway 965, Highway 908, Highway 925, Highway 909, Highway 956, and Highway 955.

History[edit]

"No. 155 Highway was begun in 1947 as a development road".

It reached Buffalo Narrows in 1957 where a ferry was needed to cross the Kisis Channel.

"The new road follows closely the old wagon trail cut 100 years earlier by the HBC." (Star-Phoenix-Aug.29.1963)[1]

The official opening of Highway 155 from Green Lake to Buffalo Narrows was held in August 1963 in Green Lake. The old trail to La Loche was rebuilt soon after to become part of Highway 155.
A bridge now crosses the Kisis Channel next to where the ferry was once located. The Kisis Channel connects Churchill Lake to Peter Pond Lake.
In the 1980s the highway was straightened and paved.

Hwy 155 at Buffalo Narrows looking north
Highway 155 as it enters La Loche from the south. Highway 955 intersects on the left. (Canada Day 2008)
Distances from km 0[2] Highways off Hwy 155 notes Destinations on and off Hwy 155
km 0 Hwy 55 Highway 155 begins in Green Lake
km 94 Hwy 165 Stop...turn left to continue on Hwy 155 going straight leads to Beauval
km 99 Hwy 965 junction turn left to Canoe Narrows
km 154 Hwy 908 junction turn right to Ile a la Crosse
km 186 Hwy 925 junction turn left to Dillon
km 194 access road turn right to Buffalo Narrows Airport
km 199 centre Buffalo Narrows
km 204 access road turn left to Sand Dunes Park
km 255 Hwy 909 junction turn right to Turnor Lake
km 259 centre Bear Creek
km 288 Hwy 956 junction turn left to Black Point and Garson Lake
km 299 Hwy 955 junction turn right to Cluff Lake mine
km 300 Highway 155 ends La Loche

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunfield, H. C. "Northernmost Highway Serves Historic Frontier Area". Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon). pp. 8 (1963–08–20). 
  2. ^ https://maps.google.com/