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Old July 18th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #3361
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Thanks, that's Packington/Chemin du Lac interchange but what's about De Saint-Antonin – Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! section?
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Old July 18th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #3362
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The part from Saint-Antonin to Saint-Louis hasn't started. The freeway currently starts about a km west (north) of the Saint-Louis interchange.

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Old July 20th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #3363
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Pan-Am games HOV Lanes in Toronto area

Pretty cool, should they become permanent? (maybe 2+ after the games?)



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Old July 21st, 2015, 08:07 AM   #3364
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The part from Saint-Antonin to Saint-Louis hasn't started. The freeway currently starts about a km west (north) of the Saint-Louis interchange.

I can't believe that place is an actual place

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Louis-du-Ha!_Ha!
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 10:10 PM   #3365
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Pan-Am games HOV Lanes in Toronto area

Pretty cool, should they become permanent? (maybe 2+ after the games?)
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Not just no but hell no If they don't take them off I think some people are going to have breakdowns
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 10:13 PM   #3366
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I'm reading some buzz that some Pan Am HOV lanes could become toll lanes.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #3367
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The MTO is doing a study on whether or not to convert the existing and future HOV lanes to HOT lanes. The Pan Am lanes will be removed, though some may return in a permanent fashion after the roadway has been widened. For example. there are plans to add an HOV lane on the QEW through widening in a few years, which would become an HOT lane.

The temporary HOV lanes in use for the Pan Ams will be removed in mid August and will not return.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 03:04 AM   #3368
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I posted this in another forum a few months ago. It is details of the study for HOT lanes in the GTA:

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6. Project Length/Location:
• Highway 400: Highway 401 to Highway 9
• Highway 401: Regional Road 25 to Highway 427
• Highway 404: Highway 401 to Stouffville Road
• Highway 410: Highway 401 to Queen Street
• Queen Elizabeth Way: Highway 407 to Highway 427


7. Project Type (Category):

Advanced Traffic Management Systems
Bridge Engineering
Highway Engineering
Traffic Engineering
Transportation (Systems) Planning


8. Specialties Required:

ATMS Product, Process and Strategic Development
Design & Evaluation - Complex Structures (multi-span)
Rehabilitation - General
Preliminary Design - Functional Planning & Design Studies
Traffic Operational Performance Processes
Traffic Operations Studies
Traffic Signing Policies/Traffic Control Devices
Transportation Economics
Transportation Modelling & Transportation Demand Forecasting
Transportation Network Assessment
Transportation Study


9. Description of Project:
This project consists of a feasibility study and business case for High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on 5 highway corridors in Central Region.

HOT lanes typically allow specified High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) to use the lanes for free while charging a fee for other vehicles. MTO is currently investigating the feasibility and business case for HOT lanes on five major freeway corridors; 427, 400, 401, 410, and QEW.

This project includes the following:

a) User Preference Survey – to determine the willingness of motorists to pay for the use of HOT lanes;

b) Macro Modelling – to obtain existing and future Origin-Destination data. The Proponent will be responsible for Developing model inputs (in EMME) and analysing outputs. Macro Model runs will be provided by MTO from their Greater Golden Horseshoe Model.

c) Traffic Simulation Modelling - to determine demand, revenue potential and operational analysis of various design options, including:
i. Single lane HOT
ii. Dual lane HOT (take away a General Purpose Lane, or create a second new lane by reconfiguring the cross section)
iii. Reversible dual HOT
iv. 2+ vs 3+ lanes

d) Geometric fit for the options above

e) Cost and schedule implications

f) Revenue projections for the options above and considering various dynamic pricing schemes

g) Concept of Operations, tolling infrastructure and operating costs.

h) Policy and safety issues.


10. Assignment approximate start and completion dates:
Pre-contract engineering phase: September 2015 to September 2017
Construction administration phase: (tentative timing) N/A
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Old July 24th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #3369
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They should expand some freeways with tolled express lanes like the ones in Washington, Houston, Los Angeles or Miami, with 2 toll lanes each way. They could convert one HOV lane and add one lane, for a total of 2 toll lanes each way. Discounts could be worked out carpoolers.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 03:57 PM   #3370
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I posted this in another forum a few months ago. It is details of the study for HOT lanes in the GTA:
In Grand Theft Auto 5? I wonder whether games may manage the motorway network. And what is a HOT and HOV lane in the God's sake?
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Old July 24th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #3371
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hahaha

GTA is the Greater Toronto Area centered around city of Toronto in Canada, many Ukrainians there
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Old July 24th, 2015, 06:08 PM   #3372
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And what is a HOT and HOV lane
HOV - High Occupancy Vehicle: a lane only open for those with passengers (normally one or more, but occasionally 2 or more).

HOT - High Occupancy Toll: same as above, but without passengers you can use the lane if you pay a toll.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 07:30 PM   #3373
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They should expand some freeways with tolled express lanes like the ones in Washington, Houston, Los Angeles or Miami, with 2 toll lanes each way. They could convert one HOV lane and add one lane, for a total of 2 toll lanes each way. Discounts could be worked out carpoolers.
That many of these things may indeed end up being the case. I think what is currently being studied will form an open ended long term plan as to how to best manage current and future transportation infrastructure. Given the public opinion related to the current HOV lanes for the PanAm, I think there would be a fair amount of public resistance to permanently re-purposing a general purpose lane as an HOT lane.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #3374
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The fact that they are studying the 401 to highway 427 makes me think that they may be considering widening that part, which is already 18 lanes wide. It would be crazy to see that stretch eventually reach 20 lanes.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #3375
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not that crazy, it is only adding 11% more lanes Plenty of space also... but it is only that short bit between the 403/410 and 427 split that is so wide, out by Hwy 25 it is still only 6 lanes.

They really need to figure out that section through between the 410 and resumption of collector-express out past Hwy 409... it's always a mess. Maybe they were expecting that expressway along Eglinton to take more traffic if built, they could still do it pretty easily to Black Creek Dr / Hwy 400, but it is a nonsensical route to take.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 09:59 PM   #3376
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The fact that they are studying the 401 to highway 427 makes me think that they may be considering widening that part, which is already 18 lanes wide. It would be crazy to see that stretch eventually reach 20 lanes.
They aren't considering widening that section.

The inner-most lane of the 401 between the 410 and the 427 was considered for a conversion from a GPL to a HOV lane, and it didn't meet the warrant. The HOT lane proposal will re-evaluate that with new warrants based around HOT lane demand.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 04:43 AM   #3377
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Nevermind, pics wouldn't work. lol

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Old July 31st, 2015, 02:30 AM   #3378
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Old July 31st, 2015, 12:18 PM   #3380
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These shots are amazing!!!

I'm flying to Edmonton in September and then head that way. Can't wait!!
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