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Old June 12th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #2221
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I've read on Tollroadsnews.com they are considering a toll road along Highway 63 from Edmonton to the remote Fort McMurray, which is the center of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. However, on Wikipedia you can read the government of Alberta wants to twin the existing highway to four lanes the entire way, but apparently this is not progressing well.

Does anyone knows more about this project? Are they considering tolls to speed up the widening project? I don't think a toll road would be very profitable due to the relatively low traffic volumes involved, but I don't know about the Alberta financing practices. For instance in the Netherlands it's been proposed to construct several new freeways which are partially tax-funded, partially toll-funded. I don't know whether the Canadian approach is similar, or if they want an all-toll or all-tax financed road.

Alberta Highway 63:
With all the heavy truck traffic they could toll it for HGVs. With all the tar sands money I'm sure they can afford paying a bit for using infrastructure provided by the province.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #2222
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With all the heavy truck traffic they could toll it for HGVs. With all the tar sands money I'm sure they can afford paying a bit for using infrastructure provided by the province.
Alberta commonly uses partnerships between the provincial government and private companies to build new highways, but tolling would be a big departure for them.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #2223
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Tolls are an unknown concept in the prairie provinces as far as I know.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 03:25 AM   #2224
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Why do you say the Highway 63 twinning is not progressing well. The whole thing is getting fast tracked by the government. Also there is no talk of tolling. They plan to have 100km of the 240km highway twinned by 2015. Theres lots of muskeg though, which makes grading difficult
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Old June 13th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #2225
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Where can I find some informations about the Autoroute 30 southern bypass of Montreal which is currently under construction?
On this site: http://www.autoroute30.qc.ca/en/a30-objectifs.asp there are some pictures, maps and informations.

Among other things they mention two substantial bridges but I can't find any pictures or drawings.

Anyone knows more about design of these bridges? Pictures of construction would be great.
Here's the project's website. The are some decent pictures, but somewhat outdated (about 2 months old):

http://www.na30.ca/ProjectOverview/W...spx?lang=en-CA

Most of this project (42 km from Chateauguay to Vaudreuil) is a PPP. Government of Quebec only built the short section linking the old end of the 30 near Candiac with the isolated Kanawake bypass, which opened in November 2010. After that, the project was left entirely in the hands of Nouvelle Autoroute 30, the private consortium responsible for designing, building and maintaining the rest. Opening is scheduled for December 2012. They claim to be on schedule, and I tend to believe it, given what I saw from the plane while taking off from YUL last weekend. Bridges are pretty much complete, so is the A20/A30/A540 interchange. Nothing spectacular about the bridges; pretty much like the Champlain, with lots of pillars and not very high (except for the part across the St-Lawrence Seaway which is slightly elevated to allow for the passage of ships). Hope this helps. Maybe on the weekend I'll go take some picture of the construction...

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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #2226
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Why do you say the Highway 63 twinning is not progressing well. The whole thing is getting fast tracked by the government. Also there is no talk of tolling. They plan to have 100km of the 240km highway twinned by 2015. Theres lots of muskeg though, which makes grading difficult
Wikipedia states:
The twinning began in 2006 and will take at least five years to complete. As of October 2009, the twinning of approximately 16 km of this 240 km corridor had been completed, with another 16 km expected to be graded by fall 2011.
by "at least 5 years" (2011) I think they originally wanted to do a little more than 32 out of 240 kilometers.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #2227
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To avoid confusion, the new A-30 bypass should be numbered as A-20 and 20 through the West Island to the A-540 split be renumbered to A-720 (extension of the Ville Marie Autoroute). This would make more sense as it would make A-20's routing "through" Montreal easier to follow.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 05:15 AM   #2228
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Bienvenue au Québec!!!
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Old June 29th, 2012, 05:24 AM   #2229
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Proposed A-35 Autoroute between Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and USA
L'autoroute A-35 proposé entre Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu et É-U
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #2230
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I have attempted once again to recreate Canada's iconic 'basketweave' interchange in SimCity 4.

A lot more content is available since the last time I made one, due to a new release of the RealHighway (RHW) mod that is an alternative to the in-game highways.

Anyways, have a look. Click both for full size.


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I still can't get wider highways to remain after the splits, but hopefully that will be available in the coming releases.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #2231
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nice! tempts me to play simcity...
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Old June 30th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #2232
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Unique road signs in Yukon
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Old June 30th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #2233
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Autoroute A-20 à l'ouest de Montréal
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Old June 30th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2234
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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:03 AM   #2235
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Plus des infos sur A-35
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Ouverture en 2013

L’ouverture à la circulation de ces deux segments, qui relieront le tronçon existant de l’autoroute 35 à la route 133 à Saint-Sébastien, est actuellement prévue pour la fin de 2013.
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Les infos sur le projet d'extension de l'A-5, L'autoroute de Gatineau
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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:12 AM   #2237
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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:43 AM   #2238
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Nice info and pics but



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Old July 1st, 2012, 02:36 AM   #2239
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L'echangeur Dorval
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