National Highway System Review Task Force Report

Canada's National Highway System (NHS) was established in 1988 as a result of a federalprovincial-territorial cooperative study of the state and investment needs of key interprovincial and international highway linkages. In 2004, a review and refinement of the criteria used to identify the NHS was undertaken by Transport Canada, which resulted in a proposal to add additional routes to the system. In September 2004 the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety approved the proposed additions, and directed that a further review be undertaken of the National Highway System, using a criteria based approach like that employed by Transport Canada. The Council also agreed that projects which involve significant rehabilitation of pavements and structures should be eligible for cost sharing, and directed that definitions be developed which would allow rehabilitation projects to be distinguished from maintenance activities on pavements and structures. A Task Force was formed to address these issues, with participation by all federal, provincial and territorial transportation departments


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2007 10:37AM