PERFORMANCE OF ICE CROSSING LAKE DEVELOPMENT ROAD 1969-1973

In November, 1969, a decision was made to construct an access road for high-priority freight haul into a new uranium project at Wollaston Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. The initial road was constructed to development road standards by February, 1970, and crossed 230 miles (371 km) of Precambrian terrain, including 173 miles (279 km) on lake ice. Throughout 1970-1973, work continued until a permanent overland route was completed to provide year-round service for the mine site. Lack of technical knowledge on performance of lake ice under traffic loading was major cause of concern on this project. Research was conducted on such practical considerations as ice formation and growth, deflection patterns under moving loads, and effects of vehicle speeds on wave action under ice. This report describes the ice research program and the overall performance of this access road throughout four years of service. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation, Canada

    Government Administration Building
    Regina, Saskatchewan S4S OB1,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • CULLEY, R W
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM