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Old May 13th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #2781
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So taxes on those goods crossing the border can pay for the border crossing upgrades.
in essence that is what is occurring, the bridge will be paid for using tolls.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 01:50 AM   #2782
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The QEW is signed 90km/h? I thought it was only the part of the Gardiner east of the Humber river.. (or at least the express lanes, it doesn't surprise me the collectors are signed 90km/h)
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Old May 15th, 2014, 07:26 PM   #2783
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The QEW is signed 90km/h? I thought it was only the part of the Gardiner east of the Humber river.. (or at least the express lanes, it doesn't surprise me the collectors are signed 90km/h)
Yes, the segment east of the Humber is signed 90 km/h, while it's 100 km/h on the former QEW section west of the Humber. I think you're seeing the signed speed for the Park Lawn off ramp which is 70 km/h. I don't see any 90 km/h signs in any of the recent photos here.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 06:19 PM   #2784
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410 widening contract has been tendered. South of Queen Street, the 410 will go from a 6 lane highway to an 8 + 2 HOV highway. Completion in 2017. A similar project will soon be tendered for the 404 as well.

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Old May 19th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #2785
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Here's a new timelapse drive I made showcasing the Lincoln M and Red Hill parkways around Hamilton



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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:18 AM   #2786
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...And another. The Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 420 through St. Catharines and Niagara Falls ending at Niagara Falls.



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Old May 21st, 2014, 07:53 AM   #2787
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Thanks for the great vids.

Hamilton due it's location has always been a very busy city. I know they want to, yet again, widen the QEW to Niagara to 8 lands but I don't know how much good it would do. There is a point when they are simply going to have to build a parallel southern route from Hamilton to Niagara on the escartment areas like an extension of the new Hamilton Red Hill Parkway and then extend it further north to hook up to KWC/Guelph.

I think another route that will eventually have to get done is Niagara to London. Basically a 402 extension from London further east basically along the old HWY#3 corridor. 402/401 interchange heading slightly south and east to Alymer/Tilsonburg/Delhi/Simcoe then straight to Fort Erie or over the Seaway at Thorold to connect to Niagara Falls crossing and connection with QEW.

It would provide a far more direct route to Niagara/Buffalo from London, Sarnia, Windsor/Detroit and would relieve some traffic on the QEW and the overburdened 401 London to Woodstock stretch which they are also contemplating widening to 8 lanes.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 10:34 PM   #2788
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And where would you link Hamilton to this new highway? Near Binbrook toward Haldimand?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 01:03 AM   #2789
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Mid Penn.

I would rather see an 8 + 2 HOV (except over the Burlington Skyway) setup to the 406, and then an expansion of parallel rail service to take off some of the strain. The Mid Penn should be avoided at all costs IMO.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 01:41 AM   #2790
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The "6+2" HOV setup on the Burlington-Oakville stretch of QEW sucks so bad though - it is HOV only at all times (not just 6-9 / 1630-1830 as normal), and you get stuck in it even if you are HOV by idiots driving too slow, so people end up crossing the ludicrously wide lines there... if the HOV was 2 lanes it would not quite be so bad but that 1 lane setup is so terrible, and considering the wide left shoulder and wide lane stripe, they probably could have fit 2 regular lanes and had a overall better flow...
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 03:15 AM   #2791
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The QEW/403 was originally planned to be 10 lanes. But as HOV lanes were proposed there wasn't enough room to fit it and another general lane, so just the HOV was built.

The HOV works wonders during congestion but at other times yes I agree it can move slower than other lanes. Still, can you really complain if traffic is moving over 100? 105-110 may seem slow but it is still over the speed limit :P

Between the Red Hill and 406 I agree further widening of the QEW should be done first before the Mid-Pen is considered. It should be considered as a long-term option, not something that should be shovel-ready now.

The Lincoln M / Red Hill parkway interchange / Mud Street interchange in Hamilton was designed for future extension in mind.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 03:24 AM   #2792
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If it isn't traffic jam and I can't keep at least 140 or 145 km/h then yes I am complaining! (come on, it's TORONTO )

The HOV doesn't even work that well at rush hour... like Toronto bound in the morning, it opens and works well until like... Third Line or Burloak and then starts to jam from people wanting to exit...
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 06:07 AM   #2793
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HOVs on the 404 work wonderfully, I know that much. They can shave 20 minutes off the commute in peak times. (of course you are still hit with the DVP traffic regardless)

Apparently the contract went out for the 427 widening today as well, from the 409 to the 407. Like the 410, it will go from a 6 lane highway to a 8 + 2 HOV highway. Its an $83 million contract.

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Old May 22nd, 2014, 05:14 PM   #2794
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The easiest way to widen the QEW-403 is a new paint job.

If the HOV's buffer was replaced with a regular line, a new lane could be squeezed in for both directions of travel. That would make it a 8+2HOV highway.

The 410 could use some HOV lanes, especially if the ones on the 403 can continue to the 410.

The 427 one doesn't make much sense without an extension, just more general lanes are needed.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 09:53 PM   #2795
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A $ 295 million tunnel under the new runway of Calgary Airport will open to traffic on Sunday.

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Old May 23rd, 2014, 02:26 AM   #2796
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The extension to Major Mackenzie is funded.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 06:34 PM   #2797
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Some new pictures of the 401 extension that were taken yesterday by me:


Signage is coming up:


View of the twin tunnels along both Highways 3 and 401 east of Cousineau:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_3...ay14_24x16.jpg

Approaching the roundabout on Highway 3:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_3...ay14_24x16.jpg

View of the roundabout:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_3...ay14_24x16.jpg

View of Highway 401 passing through the future eastern Highway 3 interchange:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ay14_24x16.jpg

Westerly view looking towards the future eastern Highway 3 interchange:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ay14_24x16.jpg

Easterly view at the transition between the new highway and the old highway:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_11-25_west_May14_24x16.jpg
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 07:09 PM   #2798
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The extension to Major Mackenzie is funded.
How far is the extension planned?
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 08:19 PM   #2799
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^ Just as far north as Major Mackenzie Drive. I don't think an alignment has been finalized for any extensions north of that.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #2800
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Highway 401 at night through Toronto.

Normally I put annotations and whatnot in, but I thought this time it would be better without so you can take it all in.



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