Liard Highway

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Liard Highway
British Columbia Highway 77
Northwest Territories Highway 7
Route information
Length 393 km (244 mi)
Existed 1984 – present
British Columbia Highway 77
Length 138 km[1] (86 mi)
South end Hwy 97 near Fort Nelson, BC
North end BC-NWT border
Northwest Territories Highway 7
Length 255 km[2] (158 mi)
South end BC-NWT border
North end Highway 1 near Fort Simpson, NT
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Northwest Territories highways
Hwy 62BC-77.svgHwy 91
Highway 6NWT-7.svgHighway 8
Liard Highway in winter.

The Liard Highway, designated Highway 77 in British Columbia and Highway 7 in the Northwest Territories, is a highway in Canada which forms the sole road connection between B.C. and the Northwest Territories.

The highway officially opened to traffic in 1984 and was assigned the number 77 in 1986. It begins at a point on the Alaska Highway 28 km (17 mi) northwest of Fort Nelson and runs 138 km (86 mi) northeast through expanses of forest to the border of British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, beyond which it continues for 254 km (158 mi) as a very rough packed dirt and gravel road, designated Highway 7. It terminates at a junction with Highway 1 south of Fort Simpson.

In 2012 Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. was awarded a contract valued at $8,911,212.00 to pave (level course and overlay) over the existing sealcoat from the end of the existing pavement at 83 km (52 mi) to the Northwest Territories border at 137 km (85 mi).[3] The project was completed August 2012.

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:

Province / TerritoryRegional district / RegionLocationkm[1][2]miDestinationsNotes
British ColumbiaNorthern Rockies R.M.00.0 Hwy 97 (Alaska Highway) – Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, WhitehorseHwy 77 southern terminus
4226Crosses the Fort Nelson River
British ColumbiaNorthwest Territories border138
0
86
0.0
Hwy 77 northern terminus • Highway 7 southern terminus
Northwest TerritoriesDehchoFort Liard3824Access road
Checkpoint255158 Highway 1 (Mackenzie Highway) – Fort Simpson, Fort Providence, Hay RiverHighway 7 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. p. 398. 
  2. ^ a b Google (April 26, 2017). "Highway 7 in Northwest Territories" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ BC MOTI. "Northern Region Highway Projects". Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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