This road was built in 1972 to facilitate the construction of the
controversial James Bay Quebec Hydro project. It was specially built to
accommodate very heavy equipment (up to 500 tons). Built in 420 days, it
is paved all the way.
Although I came up the North Road from Chibougamau, and therefore started to
travel north up the James Bay Road from km274, I have arranged the photos and
travelogue in "road order". That's why sometimes you'll see rain in one
picture and sunshine in another, even if the pictures are of the same place, or
a short distance from each other.
The country here is not spectacularly scenic like the Rocky Mountains.
It is mostly gently rolling country or flat.
Please note that this travelogue is not designed as a
guide to the James Bay Road
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