Extension of Road 167 to the Otish Mountains

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Image Credit: AECOM

Ranking for 2012: 82

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Highway

Range: 0 - $500,000,000

Project Value: $332,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public-Private

Location: Baie-James Area in the Nord-du-Québec Administrative Region, Quebec

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2016


This project includes extending Highway 167 from the northeast end of Misstissini Lake 260 kms north to the Trans-Taiga road leading to the La Grande hydroelectric complex. The project falls under the Quebec government’s Plan Nord and the Nord-du-Québec Transportation Strategy. The purpose of the project is to open this region to mining, wind power development, forestry projects and tourism. It is currently only accessible by ice road.

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