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Old August 6th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #2261
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Scott, I thought I saw somewhere that the 404 extension turns east and crosses Woodbine before arriving at Ravenshoe. Do you know the path roughly? It will be nice to see this project FINALLY completed...
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #2262
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Scott, I thought I saw somewhere that the 404 extension turns east and crosses Woodbine before arriving at Ravenshoe. Do you know the path roughly? It will be nice to see this project FINALLY completed...
I think early in the project that was the plan. But since the current government has committed to not extending the 404 further northeast, the project was scaled back to tie directly into Woodbine just south of Ravenshoe.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #2263
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Here's a picture of Highway 406 construction to make the entire road an expressway. This is just north of Main Street in Welland.


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Old August 23rd, 2012, 03:37 PM   #2264
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Does anyone by chance know of how progress is going on the 401 express-collector extension in Mississauga thus far?
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 04:21 PM   #2265
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Does anyone by chance know of how progress is going on the 401 express-collector extension in Mississauga thus far?
you can check the progress on this website )) http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...ruction/page28
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #2266
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Highway 407 - Ontario

A widening of a 16 kilometer section of Highway 407 in the northern Toronto suburbs of Vaughan and Markham was completed today. The toll road has currently 10 lanes in anticipation of further population growth in the area (both aforementioned suburbs have very high growth rates).

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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #2267
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Port Mann Bridge, Vancouver

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Old September 6th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #2268
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A widening of a 16 kilometer section of Highway 407 in the northern Toronto suburbs of Vaughan and Markham was completed today. The toll road has currently 10 lanes in anticipation of further population growth in the area (both aforementioned suburbs have very high growth rates).

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Old September 7th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #2269
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I've got a question for the natives: I'm going to Canada in a month, landing in Toronto and going to visit my sister in Kingston, then back to Toronto. Would it make sense to rent a car or am I better off trusting public transport?
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #2270
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Kingston is not that close to Toronto. I would suggest you rent a car. because you have to transfer once to get to Toronto Downtown. and then at least once in Kingston.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #2271
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Kingston is not that close to Toronto. I would suggest you rent a car. because you have to transfer once to get to Toronto Downtown. and then at least once in Kingston.
OK, thanks a lot!
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:46 AM   #2272
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:14 PM   #2273
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Timelapse video of a section of the newly widened 401 between Woodstock and Kitchener.

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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #2274
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Re ChrisZwolle's Port Mann Bridge update: some of the east-bound lanes on the new bridge are now open and in use. Because the approaches for the new bridge were built so close to those for the old bridge, part of it will have to be taken down to finish the new one, so traffic is being staged across. Hence, east-bound now on the new bridge, and no further east-bound traffic on the old bridge. The old east-bound lanes come down so the new west-bound lanes can be finished.

When it's done, we're being promised the"widest bridge in the world" (2 x 5 lanes with a bit of extra space to retrofit transit) by our governing dingbats, although I'm sure the veracity of that claim is entirely up for grabs.
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It's not the widest bridge in the world, but it may be the widest cable-stayed bridge.

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York has 12 lanes, but it's a suspension bridge. The Van Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam has 12 lanes, but it's an arch bridge. There are probably more 12+ lane bridges in the world.
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It's not the widest bridge in the world, but it may be the widest cable-stayed bridge.

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York has 12 lanes, but it's a suspension bridge. The Van Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam has 12 lanes, but it's an arch bridge. There are probably more 12+ lane bridges in the world.
It's been a while since I crossed the Verrazano, but I know it has two decks. So is that 12 lanes on each, or 12 total?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #2277
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4x3 lanes. 2x3 on each deck.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2278
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Okay, if I understand the math correctly, that makes a total of 6 lanes on each deck? This would be 10+2 transit lanes on one deck. Total width is supposed to be 60 m. For those of you keeping score in Ontario and Alberta, that's just slightly shorter than the length of a hockey rink's ice surface.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #2279
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #2280
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Close enough. Except that the surrounding area is residental, not a forest...
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