Arctic Highway: The Most Dangerous Highway In The World

It is situated in the territories of Northwest in Canada. It is the road that stands from the Tibbett towards the Contwoyto is known as the most dangerous highway of the world. It is known as the Denison’s road. It is almost 600 km long along the territory of the Arctic. In the North it is the main route of the diamond mines.

Arctic Highway

The big issue of this highway is that the 85% of this is located on the frozen lakes and ice can be melted at any point and can swallow the vehicle so it is known as the dangerous highway of the world. The road opens in the early February and close in early April. It is the time period when the ice is thickened and has ability to support of super B train articulated trucks having 70 tons weight. Every year the concrete should be hauled over ice for the operation of the mines, explosives, 300,000 tons and the steel.

For the drivers and the engineers it is the great challenge. The average thickness of the ice is almost 125 cm. the one way trip of the Lupine mine requires almost 20 hours. Truck drivers have risk of their lives on this road. Most of the drivers forgo seatbelts. If the highway has the smooth or straight surface, the driver will need only some seconds for the jump.

It is the good service for the mines that were taped into the deposits of Kimberlite having the diamonds. The first diamond of economic importance was discovered in 1991, in the area of Northwest Territories in the Lac de Gras. The mine is connected with the land due to this highway and in the summer it becomes island.

During the operations, the mines of diamonds transport almost 5,000 truckloads to site on the annual basis. Any drive can be proved fatal for the driver. One of the most dangerous points for the traveling of the truck is the approaching of portage ate shorelines. The speed of the truck at this point must be very slow to avoid any accident. Now drivers drag the antenna that sends radio waves of 400 MHz into lake.

The computer calculates the thickness of ice on the basis of the time taken by the signals to return from interface of the ice and water. If they find crack, they come with the authentic solution. If engineers find the crack bigger then they try their best to find the new way to pass through.

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