The National Highway System: Overview 2007
In September 2005, the National Highway
System was revised and expanded to reflect changes that occurred in
Canada's population, economy and trading patterns since the system was
first designated in 1988.
As of December 2006, the system encompasses
38,026 kilometres of key highway linkages in
Key interprovincial and international corridor routes (the original 1988
NHS routes, the September 2004 additions, and links to key intermodal
facilities and major border crossings which connect with "core"
Key linkages to the Core Routes from population and economic centres (including links to intermodal facilities and
important border crossings)
Northern and Remote Routes
Key linkages to Core and Feeder routes that provide the primary means of
access to northern and remote areas, economic activities and resources.
In April 2008 the Council of Ministers received a report on the National
Highway System that provides an overview depiction of:
- the condition
of pavements and bridges on the system,
traffic and safety performance, and
and rehabilitation investment by governments.
Highway System - December 2006
National Highway System - An Overview (April 2008)
Highway System Route Inventory - December 2006