Saskatchewan Highway 155

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Highway 155
Route information
Length298.9 km[1] (185.7 mi)
Existed1947–present
Major junctions
South end Hwy 55 in Green Lake
  Hwy 165 near Beauval
North end Hwy 955 in La Loche
Highway system
Provincial highways in Saskatchewan
Hwy 135Hwy 165

Highway 155 is a paved undivided highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 55 near Green Lake until La Loche, where it intersects with Highway 955. Highway 155 is about 299 km (186 mi.) long.

Communities accessible directly from Highway 155 are Green Lake, Buffalo Narrows, Landing, Bear Creek, and La Loche. Many provincial recreation sites are also accessible from Highway 155.

Highway 155 connects with Highway 55, Highway 165, Highway 965, Highway 908, Highway 925, Highway 909, Highway 956, and Highway 955.

History[edit]

Highway 155 was begun in 1947 as a development road. It reached Buffalo Narrows in 1957 where a ferry was needed to cross the Kisis Channel. The road closely followed the path of the old wagon trail established by the Hudson's Bay Company.[2] The official opening of Highway 155 from Green Lake to Buffalo Narrows was held in August 1963 in Green Lake. The old trail to La Loche was rebuilt soon after to become part of Highway 155.

A bridge built in 1981 now crosses the Kisis Channel next to where the ferry was once located. The Kisis Channel connects Churchill Lake to Peter Pond Lake. In the 1980s the highway was straightened and paved.

Hwy 155 at Buffalo Narrows looking north
Highway 155 as it enters La Loche from the south. Highway 955 intersects on the left. (Canada Day 2008)

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north. The entire route is in Northern Administration District.

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Green Lake0.00.0 Hwy 55 – Meadow Lake, Prince AlbertHwy 155 southern terminus
94.358.6 Hwy 165 east – Beauval, Hwy 2Hwy 155 branches northwest
99.461.8 Hwy 965 west – Canoe Narrows
153.695.4 Hwy 908 east – Ile a la Crosse
186.2115.7 Hwy 925 west – Dillon
Buffalo Narrows195.2121.3Crossess Kisis Channel (connects Peter Pond Lake and Churchill Lake)
254.8158.3 Hwy 909 north – Turnor LakeSouth of Bear Creek
288.3179.1 Hwy 956 west – Black Point, Garson LakeWinter road connection to Fort McMurray, Alberta
La Loche298.9185.7 Hwy 955 north – Cluff Lake mineHwy 155 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (February 17, 2018). "Highway 155 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Dunfield, H. C. "Northernmost Highway Serves Historic Frontier Area". Star-Phoenix. Saskatoon. pp. 8 (1963-08-20).