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Old October 31st, 2013, 04:20 AM   #2561
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Gardiner Expressway with collector-express lanes, Toronto.



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Old November 2nd, 2013, 06:38 PM   #2562
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A couple new videos to share

The entire route of Highway 402 (Made by me!)


Highway 407ETR between the 427 and 404:
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Old November 16th, 2013, 02:25 AM   #2563
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I dunno who to be cheesed off at. The fishermen who lit the fire, or the idiots NOT driving according to conditions. Probably both.

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Old November 22nd, 2013, 07:51 PM   #2564
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Stoney Trail, Calgary

The southeast segment of Stoney Trail opens to traffic around Calgary. It's 25 km of six-lane freeway.

Interesting that most of Calgary's freeways are called "trails". They are the only metropolitan area in the English speaking world that uses this word for freeways. Technically it doesn't make sense, but it's a nice touch imho.

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Old November 24th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #2565
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I'd classify that (mis-)usage of "trail" under "harmless local quirks."
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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:49 AM   #2566
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^yep, it adds a unique local flair to road names in Calgary, they also have lots of major roads that phase in and out of expressways along their length, so calling them expressways wouldn't be appropriate. (the newly opened segment is 100% expressway, but the older trails close to the core aren't 100% expressways)
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 05:52 AM   #2567
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Champlain Bridge is in the news again: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...says-1.2447142
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:29 AM   #2568
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Afterthought: Shouldn't there be an "infrastructure routière" or something in this thread title?
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Old December 8th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #2569
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Pitt River Bridge, BC

The Pitt River Bridge in British Columbia. It's located near Coquitlam, in suburban Vancouver. Its main span is not very large, but it's a pretty wide bridge, with a deck width of 40 meters. It's part of the Lougheed Highway (BC-7). It opened in 2009.

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Old December 9th, 2013, 02:36 AM   #2570
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Those jersey barriers look so crappy
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Old December 10th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #2571
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The Pitt River Bridge in British Columbia. It's located near Coquitlam, in suburban Vancouver. Its main span is not very large, but it's a pretty wide bridge, with a deck width of 40 meters. It's part of the Lougheed Highway (BC-7). It opened in 2009.
I remember driving over the predecessor many times and cycling over it once. The span that carried the eastbound lanes was built in 1957, replacing the ferry immediately to the south of the bridge (slipways are still there today) The bridge for the westbound lanes was built in 1987. Both bridges were swing bridges. Have driven over the new bridge once. Not much to say about it, really.

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Those jersey barriers look so crappy
Typical no-post. Not much to say there. Not pretty, but it does the job.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #2572
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I remember driving over the predecessor many times and cycling over it once. The span that carried the eastbound lanes was built in 1957, replacing the ferry immediately to the south of the bridge (slipways are still there today) The bridge for the westbound lanes was built in 1987. Both bridges were swing bridges. Have driven over the new bridge once. Not much to say about it, really.


Typical no-post. Not much to say there. Not pretty, but it does the job.
You can't deny BC has the least aesthetically pleasing highways in North America

Not pretty but gets the job done sums up the highways there

Barriers should have been cast in place
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Old December 11th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #2573
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You can't deny BC has the least aesthetically pleasing highways in North America

Not pretty but gets the job done sums up the highways there

Barriers should have been cast in place
I think it depends on where one drives and what one considers "aesthetically pleasing" in the province.

As for the no-post, once it's weathered enough, it actually looks pretty good. It just goes that real dark grey that's unique to the coast and is even better when the moss starts growing on it. I've never seen it weather like that in the interior of the province.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 03:27 AM   #2574
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You can't deny BC has the least aesthetically pleasing highways in North America

Not pretty but gets the job done sums up the highways there

Barriers should have been cast in place
BC has a relatively small population and a challenging landscape to build infrastructure in. That small tax base means there is some serious penny pinching going on to build stuff that's critical to the economy.

It would be nice to see some more aesthetically pleasing stuff, but not when money's tight. They did get a decent amount of federal funding for the 2010 Olympics. and that resulted in some cool-looking projects like the rebuilt Sea To Sky Highway.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 04:33 AM   #2575
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Is there a lot of transit use in Vancouver?
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Old December 11th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #2576
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Grant MacEwan Bridge, Fort McMurray, AB

The new Grant MacEwan Bridge in Fort McMurray, Alberta opened to traffic yesterday (December 10). There are now 10 lanes of traffic across the Athabasca River. The project is completed 7 months ahead of schedule.

It is part of Highway 63, which is the northernmost freeway of Canada. Outside Fort McMurray, Highway 63 is in the process of being twinned to a four-lane divided highway across the entire length, which will be completed by 2016.

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Highway 1, Vancouver, BC

New Highway 1 lanes will be opening in the coming days, widening one of the most congested areas in Metro Vancouver and delivering more travel time savings for drivers on the Port Mann/Highway 1 Project.

Crews will open a section of new eastbound lanes on Sunday, December 15 and additional sections of new lanes will be opening in both directions in the coming days. By Christmas, all new, widened Highway 1 lanes will be open to traffic west of the Port Mann Bridge.

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Old December 15th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #2578
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Great news! Thanks for posting.

I use Kensington (Canada way) - 1st Ave part of Highway 1 every day commuting to my job and it's real disaster in the rush hour. However, there's a lane on both sides closed by traffic cones. I hope opening of spare lanes will definitely help speeding up the traffic in rush hour on H1.

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Old December 18th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #2579
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Highway 1, Medicine Hat, AB

The new South Saskatchewan River Bridge in Medicine Hat, Alberta, opened to traffic today. It replaced the original bridge from 1954.

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Old December 19th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #2580
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Highway 427's rehab is wrapping up.

Some nice development along it too!
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Toronto Photo: Hyw 427 + One Valhalla (427 n of Bloor, Etobicoke, Edison, 35 + 30 + 22s, Page + Steele & IBI Group) + West Village (2-6 Eva Rd, Etob, Tridel & Evral, 16 + 27 + 28 + 31s, Rafael & Bigauskas) by drum118, on Flickr

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