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Old December 28th, 2014, 04:02 AM   #3161
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It technically is municipally owned (well, the old road was, the new one will probably be provincial), known as Huron-Church road. 3 really ends at the roundabout. They kept the road to deal with local traffic and at grade local road intersections. Remember that this is an urban highway and required large scale demolition through suburban Windsor to create.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #3162
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I wonder if they will consider the road Hwy 401 and renumber exits for the next... 827 km or so?
Nope, they planned for this

Last exit number is currently 13 (Dougall Parkway). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontari..._401#Exit_list

It ends at Highway 3 with around 10km to go, so I would assume that would cover the extension.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:32 PM   #3163
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Some photos of the newly widened stretch of Hwy 417 through Kanata:

















And in case anyone has forgotten what the 417 used to look like through Kanata:

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:48 PM   #3164
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is the lane on the left an hov/tolled lane?
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:50 PM   #3165
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:23 PM   #3166
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Correct me if I am wrong but for now the Herb Gray Parkway won't be of any great help to relieve border crossing traffic until a new bridge is built between Windsor and Detroit. And from what I have heard there is still no official start construction date. Then why this intensive construction for a road that will not have any true value until the bridge is built? Don't get me wrong I think a new bridge is necessary, I just would have thought it better that is was built in tandem with all these 'approach' roads.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:09 AM   #3167
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there seem to be ramps between Lambton Rd and EC Row Expwy (1st pic in your quote) so traffic from/to the ambassador Bridge can use the 401 from there which is right next to highway 3
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 03:09 AM   #3168
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It would have been better if the new bridge were further along, but (as mentioned above) the new highway will still serve to by-pass almost a dozen traffic signals on Hwy 3 on the way to the Ambassador Bridge in the interim.

The new bridge faced numerous legal challenges and red tape, and while construction hasn't yet started, the progress that has been made just to get as far as they have, has been no small feat.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 03:16 AM   #3169
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Site clearing has begun for the bridge, construction is supposed to start by the end of the year. Completion isn't set until 2020, though.

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/la...ct-plows-ahead

In other news, MTO has officially failed to release a 2014 highways document, detailing construction projects for the next 5 years. It has now been 17 months since the last document, normally released in August. A delay was expected due to the election, but not this long. I wonder if they will release one in the next few months and then another 8 months later, or simply skip a year and release 2015. The document is pretty important as it is usually the first public document available detailing new road projects in the province.

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 03:51 AM   #3170
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^ They didn't publish a five year a plan a couple of years ago either. I just looked it up and it looks like in 2009 there was no plan published either.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:39 AM   #3171
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Five year plans? Jesus, they couldn't do 3 or 6
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:01 PM   #3172
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Old January 14th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #3173
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Route Transtaiga, Nord du Quebec

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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:06 AM   #3174
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Some plans for Ontario over the next few years

Southern highways http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pub...-2014-2018.pdf

Northern highways http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pub...-2014-2018.pdf
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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #3175
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oh good, its finally out. Really, really late though.

Absolutely nothing new in it from what I can tell. a few date changes in it some completion dates have been added, but generally, nothing. We have a date on the 401 widening to the Port Credit river now, 2018.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 05:17 AM   #3176
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I saw 401 6-laning and Cobourg and got all happy

then I noticed it is like for 4 miles and maybe it will be done in 2017... argh better than nothing...

Some well required resurfacing on Eastern Ont 401 sections but not mentioned date (2016-2018).

Curiously seems they are replacing bridges on Thousand Islands Parkway... but isn't it managed by the federal? Anyway I guess the "nice" bridges will be replaced and the rusty ones will stay
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Old January 16th, 2015, 09:56 AM   #3177
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wrt the transtaiga highway:

When you see a sign like that, and it's not summer, I guess the first thing you have to ask is, "am I going to freeze to death out here".

It is neat to see where the great contiguous mass of roads in North America starts to peter out. It's cool and slightly terrifying just how massive, and mostly empty a great deal of Canada is north of the part where people actually live.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 08:48 AM   #3178
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The vast majority of Canadians live within a 2 hour drive of the US border. the only main exception is Alberta and part of Atlantic Canada.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 07:10 AM   #3179
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The vast majority of Canadians live within a 2 hour drive of the US border. the only main exception is Alberta and part of Atlantic Canada.
More and more of the population is further and further away from the border these days.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 07:17 AM   #3180
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Yeah, like Brampton

growth in Calgary and Edmonton is maybe the only real factor like that, the rest is just not really valid aside from northern suburban expansion of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto...
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