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Old September 26th, 2014, 08:13 AM   #3001
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Nova Scotia highway 333 just north of Peggys cove:

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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:06 AM   #3002
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Gabriola Island, B.C.

Province to study feasibility of bridge to Gabriola

In response to a petition signed by a significant number of Gabriola Island residents, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will study the feasibility of a fixed link between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island that would replace existing ferry service.

This feasibility study is also consistent with government’s goals of connecting coastal communities in a sustainable manner, and finding innovative ways to reduce the upward pressure on coastal ferry fares.

The ministry will retain an independent consultant to examine potential locations for a fixed link, provide cost estimates for a fixed link, and undertake a cost comparison between a fixed link and the existing ferry service. The consultant will not be assessing the level of public support for a bridge.

The feasibility study will get underway this fall and is expected to be completed in spring 2015. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will post the study’s full terms of reference once the consultant is in place.

Gabriola Island is home to approximately 4,000 full-time residents. BC Ferries’ Route 19, between Gabriola Island and Nanaimo Harbour, carried 341,000 vehicles in 2013-14.
Full press release: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/0...-gabriola.html

A direct link from Gabriola Island to Vancouver Island near Highway 19 would be approximately 1100 meters long, but if they would route it across Mudge Island, then two smaller bridges of 400 and 200 meters would be sufficient.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:13 AM   #3003
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Old September 27th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #3004
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Province to study feasibility of bridge to Gabriola

In response to a petition signed by a significant number of Gabriola Island residents, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will study the feasibility of a fixed link between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island that would replace existing ferry service.

This feasibility study is also consistent with government’s goals of connecting coastal communities in a sustainable manner, and finding innovative ways to reduce the upward pressure on coastal ferry fares.

The ministry will retain an independent consultant to examine potential locations for a fixed link, provide cost estimates for a fixed link, and undertake a cost comparison between a fixed link and the existing ferry service. The consultant will not be assessing the level of public support for a bridge.

The feasibility study will get underway this fall and is expected to be completed in spring 2015. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will post the study’s full terms of reference once the consultant is in place.

Gabriola Island is home to approximately 4,000 full-time residents. BC Ferries’ Route 19, between Gabriola Island and Nanaimo Harbour, carried 341,000 vehicles in 2013-14.
Full press release: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/0...-gabriola.html

A direct link from Gabriola Island to Vancouver Island near Highway 19 would be approximately 1100 meters long, but if they would route it across Mudge Island, then two smaller bridges of 400 and 200 meters would be sufficient.
The Govt. has tried in the past to construct a bridge to Gabriola Island. Residents fiercely opposed it then and will do so again. They want better ferry service, not a bridge.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 09:44 PM   #3005
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Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! by otaku, on Flickr

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Old September 27th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #3006
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Cool, exit sign, the freeway is getting longer and longer!
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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #3007
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Cool, exit sign, the freeway is getting longer and longer!
Well with those names the signs are defintely getting longer as well
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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:25 PM   #3008
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Saint Louis Du Ha! Ha! has always been my favourite town name in Canada. The Trans Canada is getting upgraded to a freeway around it right now too.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #3009
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Does the Trans Canada Highway end there abruptly?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-L..._Ha!#Etymology

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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:15 PM   #3010
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A video (clips) of the Trans-Canada Highway in southern Saskatchewan, from Regina to Swift Current.

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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:59 PM   #3011
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(Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! signs)
It should be twinned with Westward Ho!, England .
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Old September 30th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #3012
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This was my take on the 404 extension north of Toronto, once it opened:



http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...s.htm#2014extn
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Old September 30th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #3013
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Beautiful photo, thanks A lot of detail
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Old September 30th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #3014
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Highway 11/17, Nipigon, ON

A large project in Northern Ontario is the construction of a new bridge at Nipigon. It's part of Highways 11/17 (Trans-Canada Highway). It is said to be the first cable-stayed bridge in Ontario.



Also, about 15 km of twinned Highway 11/17 opens to traffic east of Thunder Bay this week. This extends the four-lane highway to well east of Thunder Bay.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 03:16 AM   #3015
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That would be this section, which I didn't think was supposed to open until next year:

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Old October 1st, 2014, 04:31 AM   #3016
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It's got to be seriously weird to be driving through there and suddenly see cable-stayed bridge, it is like tripping over an iphone in a cave in Afghanistan
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Old October 1st, 2014, 11:56 AM   #3017
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BC Highway 97

A large long-term project in British Columbia is the 'Cariboo Connector', the twinning of 440 kilometers of Highway 97 from Cache Creek to Prince George.

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Old October 2nd, 2014, 08:26 PM   #3018
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AB-201 Stoney Trail

Calgary’s Deerfoot Trail traffic dips in wake of Stoney Trail opening

It’s not exactly a smooth cruise for south-end commuters, but provincial data indicates there’s been a dip in traffic on Calgary’s busiest route in the months since another highway opened to the east.

The southeast leg of Calgary’s Stoney Trail ring road opened behind schedule in late November, but has since seen a continual surge in traffic. The latest Alberta Transportation figures from July indicate a point along the $769-million road network just north of Glenmore Trail sees an average daily two-way traffic count of 43,190, up 80 per cent from the 24,000 motorists seen on the route after one full month of operation.
Full report: http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/117...trail-opening/

43,000 vehicles per day on a new freeway on the urban fringe is not a bad start. Of course there are a lot of jobs close to the 201 in eastern Calgary. There is a huge business / industrial zone between Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail.

In addition, the area around Stoney Trail is rapidly growing. July 2014 imagery on Google Earth shows large-scale construction of residential subidivisions, as well as a business park expansion near Balzac (close to the 201).
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 09:24 PM   #3019
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Highway 63, Alberta

Work begins on final Highway 63 twinning project

The Alberta Government forges ahead to complete the twinning of 240 kilometers of Highway 63 from Highway 55 near Grassland to Fort McMurray by 2016.

Premier Jim Prentice announced today that work on the final 12-kilometre stretch of Highway 63 just north of Highway 55 has begun, a clear sign that the government will continue to invest in projects that help improve safety for all motorists along this key north-south corridor to the oil sands.
Full press release: http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=37...93B6CEE1FA0B1B

There are two long-distance twinning projects wrapping up in Alberta, Highway 43 from Edmonton to Grande Prairie (to be completed late 2014) and Highway 63 up to Fort McMurray (to be completed by 2016). Since both roads run through a whole lot of nothing, they function like at-grade freeways.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 09:58 PM   #3020
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anyone know if there are plans to twin the highways leading to 63 from Edmonton? Because right now 63 just ends in the middle of nowhere.
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