daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 4th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #3441
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,371
Likes (Received): 746


It is interesting to observe the usage of word "autoroute" and "route" in Ontario (French language)

Typically motorway is correctly called autoroute by provincial signs you see around (like - "autoroute 401 fermeture de nuit") and normal roads route (route 17 construction mai-octobre)

Admittedly the French used on Ontario road signs themselves is often weirdly written ("bandes médianes striées" instead of "bande médiane rugueuse" par exemple, or the temporary orange/white construction flip signs around the GTA)

So something like Hwy 69 would always be called (by people and province) as "route 69"
But now since it is being opened a motorway, Radio-Canasta wrote "autoroute 69"

I dunno, I just find it interesting. It is kind of like the Quebec system of "autoroutes" and "routes", which Anglophone Quebec residents universally call "Highway" like their Ontario cousins. Except, Quebec would never mix autoroute and route (e.g. the Hwy 116 freeway segment in south shore Montreal is not normally called "autoroute 116")
__________________
100 coups de fouet, si vous n'êtes pas morts de rire !

Last edited by Kanadzie; September 4th, 2015 at 08:16 PM.
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 4th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #3442
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,571
Likes (Received): 19362

Isn't Highway 69 supposed to be renumbered to Highway 400 at some point anyway? In that case, calling the upgraded part an autoroute / freeway isn't so strange.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #3443
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,371
Likes (Received): 746

Looking at the map, it looks like it starts where Hwy 400 ends presently
in which case I would bet the new segment would wear Hwy 400 signs on opening day
Which just makes the article reference to 69 weirder !

I really need to get up there soon and grab a Hwy 69 route shield for my basement. I know I`m a teenager at heart
__________________
100 coups de fouet, si vous n'êtes pas morts de rire !

sonysnob liked this post
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #3444
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,571
Likes (Received): 19362

The quoted section to open is actually farther north, an extension south of Sudbury, not north from existing Highway 400. From Alban to Highway 637.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2015, 04:55 AM   #3445
sonysnob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North York
Posts: 961
Likes (Received): 860

^ This was taken at the Murdock River Bridge along Highway 69 back in June.

__________________
Asphaltplanet.ca

Innsertnamehere, AbidiVermelho liked this post
sonysnob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2015, 04:40 PM   #3446
sonysnob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North York
Posts: 961
Likes (Received): 860

Some new pictures of Autoroute 20 east of Wolf River, QC. These photos were taken on a road trip that I took back in May. The two-lane extension of Autoroute 20 from east of Cacouna to Trois-Pistoles is scheduled to open this fall, so these photos are definitely a bit out of date:
















Full resolution, and more photos are available here:
http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/PQ/A/20/Page9.htm
__________________
Asphaltplanet.ca
sonysnob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2015, 04:52 PM   #3447
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,571
Likes (Received): 19362

Nice photos. It's quite a trip for you to go all the way to eastern Québec I suppose.

Trois-Pistoles sounds like Three Pistols. There's a Gunbarrel City in Texas
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #3448
sonysnob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North York
Posts: 961
Likes (Received): 860

^ I spent a couple of days cruising around eastern Quebec back in May. I have to drive a pretty long distance to find any new roads in Canada these days. I quite like driving through Quebec though, it's a very pretty province, and they are building lots of new things to check out.
__________________
Asphaltplanet.ca
sonysnob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #3449
Innsertnamehere
insertoronto
 
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,959
Likes (Received): 680

a 9km portion of the Highway 69 twinning south of Sudbury, Ontario opened today. While there is still another 90km to go until full completion, the highway will eventually be resigned as Highway 400, bringing the 400 series highway network to Sudbury.

http://www.northernlife.ca/news/loca...g-sudbury.aspx

Innsertnamehere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2015, 12:55 AM   #3450
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,371
Likes (Received): 746


Quote:
"When that day happens, it will be a boon for us economically," he said. "When you're part of the 400 series of highways, it completely changes the perception of where we are in terms of southern Ontario."
The psychological aspect is really true. I've been in Sudbury many times, but when I'm in Toronto to think of Sudbury, it might as well be the North Pole
Probably when they put up the signs Hwy 400, they will start advertising residential subdivisions (36 foot homes starting in the low 500's!) in Sudbury on GTA media to take advantage of our property addiction.
__________________
100 coups de fouet, si vous n'êtes pas morts de rire !
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2015, 03:38 AM   #3451
sonysnob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North York
Posts: 961
Likes (Received): 860

I know, a lot of people in southern Ontario really act like Sudbury is at the north pole. In reality, with the 400 it will be reliably a three hour drive from the 401 to Hwy 17.

One of the biggest pains with Hwy 69 right now is that they are redoing the French River Bridge, with single lane alternating flow. The last time I went up to Sudbury, (the friday of the August Long Weekend), there was quite a delay to get through. It's too bad they couldn't have waited to repair the current French River Bridge until after the new French River bridges had been opened.
__________________
Asphaltplanet.ca

Ukraine liked this post
sonysnob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2015, 04:26 AM   #3452
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,371
Likes (Received): 746

I ran into many of those along Hwy 17 in July
The small culverts were OK, a short wait, but I got stuck at in a 15 or 20 minute lineup (blocked both ways to let some machine move) on one small bridge. People were all standing around along the road waiting.
only after moving did I pass the sign "road work expect delays"

But hey, at least a few minutes wait and not a Montreal-style "super-poutre" chaos
__________________
100 coups de fouet, si vous n'êtes pas morts de rire !
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #3453
Montrealer
City dweller
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Montreal
Posts: 60
Likes (Received): 21

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
Trois-Pistoles sounds like Three Pistols. There's a Gunbarrel City in Texas
In French, a pistole is a gold coin that was used in the 16th and 17th century. According to local legend, someone lost a goblet worth three pistoles in the river, hence the name.
Montrealer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #3454
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,571
Likes (Received): 19362

B.C. Highway 20.


Tsilhqot'in Nation Sign unveiling by B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, on Flickr
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

Bruno Rapha, Luki_SL, NFZANMNIM liked this post
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2015, 08:58 AM   #3455
Bruno Rapha
Registered User
 
Bruno Rapha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1
Likes (Received): 0

Nice pics.
__________________
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Bruno Rapha no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #3456
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,571
Likes (Received): 19362

Highway 63, Alberta

Getting closer to a fully twinned Highway 63

A new 32-kilometre section of twinned highway means the twinning of Highway 63 is now 70 per cent complete.

The newly-twinned segment is the third section to open this year, providing a total of 168 kilometres of four-lane highway for motorists. The twinning will run through House River from the 96 to 128 kilometre markers.

The Government of Alberta is on track to complete 240 kilometres of twinning between Grassland and Fort McMurray by fall 2016. When completed, the province will have spent an estimated $1.2 billion on the twinning project.
Full press release: http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=38...36F3793555288D

I'm guessing this is practically a freeway, given the fact that it runs through the middle of nowhere. There don't seem to be any interchanges outside of Fort McMurray though.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #3457
Haljackey
Registered User
 
Haljackey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 703
Likes (Received): 107

401/403/410 loop going in!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaugha...42219/sizes/k/
__________________
My Twitter

My Simcity Stuff

Innsertnamehere, sonysnob liked this post
Haljackey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2015, 04:18 AM   #3458
Innsertnamehere
insertoronto
 
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,959
Likes (Received): 680

The work underway there is desperately needed, happy to see it happening.
Innsertnamehere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2015, 01:27 AM   #3459
sonysnob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North York
Posts: 961
Likes (Received): 860

A couple of photos of the interchange between Highway 401 and Highway 412 Toll in Whitby. These images were taken by me. I'd prefer to be putting these up on my website (maybe one day I will), but it's just faster to do it this way:

View looking easterly from the Lake Ridge Road overpass:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg


View underneath the future ramp that will carry traffic between the eastbound 401 and Highway 412 northbound:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ep15_24x16.jpg


Easterly view along Highway 401 from the 401 EB -> 412 NB ramp

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg


Westerly view along Highway 401 from the ramp that will carry traffic from the 412 SB -> 401 EB:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg


View of the unfinished ramp that will carry traffic from the 412 SB -> 401 EB. The concrete deck screed is visible at the far side of the overpass:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg


View looking beneath the above ramp:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg


View from the Henry Street overpass in Whitby. Note the lane shifts through the construction. There was a pretty terrible collision through here the other night, where a transport truck slammed into queued traffic that had slowed due to night construction. 3 people were killed, and more than a dozen more were injured.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg


Finally, this is the Henry Street overpass itself. It is scheduled to be replaced starting next year. It is one of the oldest highway overpasses in the province.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...ct15_24x16.jpg
__________________
Asphaltplanet.ca

Kanadzie, Ukraine liked this post

Last edited by sonysnob; October 5th, 2015 at 01:38 AM.
sonysnob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #3460
sonysnob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North York
Posts: 961
Likes (Received): 860

The 407 at the 427 just northeast of Toronto in the GTA. This is one of only a handful of four-level interchanges in Canada:

__________________
Asphaltplanet.ca

Bori427 liked this post
sonysnob no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
autoroute, highways, ontario, toronto

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium