Trans-Taiga Road

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The Trans-Taiga Road (Route Transtaïga) is an extremely remote wilderness road in northern Quebec, Canada.wikipedia
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Caniapiscau Reservoir

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It is 582 km long to Centrale Brisay and another 84 km along the Caniapiscau Reservoir, all of it unpaved.
The Caniapiscau Reservoir is accessible by bush plane and, since 1981, by a gravel road from James Bay (the Trans-Taiga Road).

Nord-du-Québec

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The Trans-Taiga Road (Route Transtaïga) is an extremely remote wilderness road in northern Quebec, Canada.
The 666 km gravel Trans-Taiga Road branches off the James Bay Road to Caniapiscau, the northernmost connecting road in eastern North America.

Radisson, Quebec

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Though the terminus is also the farthest point from any town (745 km from Radisson) via road in North America, it is nonetheless relatively close – 190 km – to Schefferville geographically.
To the East is the Trans-Taiga Road (French: Route Transtaïga) that leads to the Caniapiscau Reservoir and the former construction camp of Caniapiscau (now used by a wilderness outfitter).

James Bay Road

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The Trans-Taiga Road branches off from the James Bay Road (Route de la Baie James) at kilometer 544.
Connecting to other routes such as the Trans-Taiga Road and the Route du Nord, the highway draws tourists interested in reaching the remote wilderness surrounding James Bay, part of Hudson Bay.

Nunavik

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The road's end is also close to the southern limit of Nunavik, Quebec's Inuit region which is negotiating for autonomous status within Quebec. Regional and provincial officials have suggested building a link from the road's northeastern terminus in Caniapiscau to Kuujjuaq, several hundred kilometres to the north in Nunavik, also accessing Schefferville along the way.
There are no road links between Nunavik and southern Quebec, although the Trans-Taiga Road of the Jamésie region ends near the 55th parallel on the Caniapiscau Reservoir, several hundred kilometers south of Kuujjuaq.

Caniapiscau, Quebec

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Regional and provincial officials have suggested building a link from the road's northeastern terminus in Caniapiscau to Kuujjuaq, several hundred kilometres to the north in Nunavik, also accessing Schefferville along the way.
Accessible only by air from 1974 to 1976, when a temporary landing strip was cleared on a nearby frozen lake, by an ice road from James Bay from 1977 to 1979 and, since late 1979, by the 666 km long gravel Trans-Taiga Road (French: Route Transtaïga) which branches off the James Bay Road (French: Route de la Baie James).

Pourvoirie Mirage Aerodrome

Pourvoirie Mirage Aerodrome is located on the Trans-Taiga Road near Mirage Lodge Quebec, Canada.

Caniapiscau River

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It was built as an access road to the hydro-electric generating stations of Hydro-Québec along the La Grande River and Caniapiscau River.
The Caniapiscau River basin has no permanent inhabitants, although Cree from the James Bay region as well as southern hunters do travel to the area by bush plane and via the Trans-Taiga Road.

Kuujjuaq

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Regional and provincial officials have suggested building a link from the road's northeastern terminus in Caniapiscau to Kuujjuaq, several hundred kilometres to the north in Nunavik, also accessing Schefferville along the way.
There are no roads to outside the region, but there have been proposals floated by regional and provincial officials to build a road link from the south, linking to the Trans-Taïga Road and also providing access to Schefferville.

Canada

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The Trans-Taiga Road (Route Transtaïga) is an extremely remote wilderness road in northern Quebec, Canada.

55th parallel north

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The road's northeastern terminus is almost at the 55th parallel north, making it the northernmost continuous road in Eastern North America.

North America

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Though the terminus is also the farthest point from any town (745 km from Radisson) via road in North America, it is nonetheless relatively close – 190 km – to Schefferville geographically.

Schefferville

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Though the terminus is also the farthest point from any town (745 km from Radisson) via road in North America, it is nonetheless relatively close – 190 km – to Schefferville geographically. Regional and provincial officials have suggested building a link from the road's northeastern terminus in Caniapiscau to Kuujjuaq, several hundred kilometres to the north in Nunavik, also accessing Schefferville along the way.

Hydro-Québec

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It was built as an access road to the hydro-electric generating stations of Hydro-Québec along the La Grande River and Caniapiscau River.

La Grande River

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It was built as an access road to the hydro-electric generating stations of Hydro-Québec along the La Grande River and Caniapiscau River.

Outfitter

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Several outfitters are established along this road, providing wilderness hunting and fishing expeditions, and some may also provide fuel, food and lodging.

Taiga

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Taiga is the Russian term for the same type of forest.

Newfoundland and Labrador

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As the road east of Centrale Brisay is extremely rough (large rocks on the road surface), part of the existing road would also require upgrade; an extension via Schefferville would likely require crossing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.