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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #2421
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Here's a timelapse driving video I made showing ongoing construction of the Highway 401 extension in Windsor:

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Old May 6th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #2422
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Ontario Highway 401, looking east from Hurontario Street, today, taken by me:

Progress.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 06:12 AM   #2423
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Another timelapse driving video: this time showing the 401 through Mississauga and part of Toronto. The Hurontario widening can be seen as well as the world's busiest segment of highway.

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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2424
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Ontario Highway 401, looking east from Hurontario Street, today, taken by me:

Progress.


that is out of this world that freeway
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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #2425
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Made a timelapse of the 401 at night in Toronto. Moves a lot faster at midnight compared to noon hour!

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Old May 26th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #2426
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:04 AM   #2427
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A few new photos. These photos are of a new bridge over the future eastern extension of Highway 407:







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Old May 30th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #2428
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L'autoroute québecoise 35 (Le trace proposé)
Montréal-Boston

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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #2429
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The Trans-Canada highway is a federal highway, so provincial boundaries don't apply as much.

There are no federal highways in Canada, except in National Parks. There is no federal highway program and no federal highway bureaucracy.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:00 AM   #2430
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There are no federal highways in Canada, except in National Parks. There is no federal highway program and no federal highway bureaucracy.
Exactly. Canada is very decentralized, not just WRT highways but also health care and education.
It's a result of geography - the population is concentrated in a few small zones with vast stretches of nothing in between.
The provinces run the show, each with its own budget, priorities and highway maintenance standards.
The Federal role is quite weak. Politically-important projects get federal subsidies on an ad-hoc basis.
The USA is an entirely different situation. They built an enormous Federally-mandated-and-funded system to a high standard. Their big issue is maintenance. Much of the system is now getting old (especially bridges) and political gridlock is leading to more and more deferred maintenace (no more taxes!).

In Canada's case, the highway infrastructure was built piecemeal.
The TCH is really a collection of provincial highways.
The first section to be finished was Saskatchewan (1957 I think).
BC was the last (in 1962).

When it was first built in the 1950s there were federal subsidies for some of the more difficult and remote sections
(eg. NW Ontario and the BC interior).
In the most-challenging sections of BC the subsidy was nearly 90%.

BC at the time had fewer than 2 million people, almost all on the coast.

The TCH was a good (by 1950s standards) 2-lane highway from coast to coast. It was all that was needed for a nation of fewer than 18 million, whose biggest CMA (which at that time was Montreal) was a bit bigger than present-day Calgary.

Today however..........
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Hwy 403 Hamilton

A multi-year project was underway when this photo was taken to rehabilitate this three level interchange. A bridge pier was also adjusted to allow the 403 to be widened from four to six lanes.

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Old June 8th, 2013, 01:16 AM   #2433
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Old June 8th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #2434
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Old June 8th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #2435
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Old June 8th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #2436
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Could we get some explanation for those who don't speak French?
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Made a new timelapse driving video showing the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener/Waterloo.

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Autoroute 85 project map
The cream box on the left says that the section is on service from december 2005
The light purple box says a governmental decree was issued on April 2011.
The yellow box says that the section is completed and on service since 2011
The red box says that the construction started on 2010
The dark purple box says that the section is on service since december 2004
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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #2439
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Timelapse driving video of the what's often referred to as the world's busiest truck route

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Old June 9th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #2440
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l'll dump the question here as well:

Does anyone have any idea how many trucks drive the stretch in the video above per day?
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