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Old October 12th, 2015, 09:27 PM   #3461
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It's a 3 stack is it not? I thought the 400/407 interchange was the only full 4 stack interchange?
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Old October 12th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #3462
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You're correct that the only true four level (semi-directional) stack interchange in Canada is between the 400 and 407. But this is still a four-level interchange.

Level One: Highway 407 ETR
Level Two: Highway 427
Level Three: Ramp 427 NB -> 407 WB
Level Four: Ramp 407 WB -> 427 SB
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Old October 14th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #3463
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I'd like to update my list of u/c motorways.

It was announced that the subsequent sections should be completed by the end of 2015:

QC-A410: Sherbrooke-Rue Belvedere Sud – Lennoxville (QC-143) ~3km (2012 to Fall 2015) – project – map
QC-A85: Note-Dame-du-Lac – Lac Martin 7.5km (2012 to Fall 2015) – project – map
ON-407: Pickering-Brock Road – Oshawa-Harmony Road 22km (2013 to December 2015) – project – map
ON-412: Whitby (ON-407) – Whitby (ON-401) 10km (2013 to December 2015) – project – map

Are the projects still on schedule, is there any estimated opening date?
Some project page links have been changed. Does anyone know the new links?


I think the construction of an additional project began earlier this year (source):

QC-A73: Beauceville – Saint-Georges-North 13km (April 2015 to Fall 2016) – ? – map

Is my data correct?


I also found an old news article about an extension of QC-A70 (motorway standard) but I don't get it because my French is limited. There are a 3.9km, a 1.5km and a 2.2km motorway sections under construction, aren't they!?
Could anyone provide the data for my list like the QC-A73 data (from..to.. length.. construction begin... estimated opening... project page... map...)?


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from the Toronto Star, dated 7 April 2015:

$1.2 billion contract awarded to extend Highway 407 in Durham

Construction will begin this fall, Ontario transportation minister Steve Del Duca said Tuesday, promising the road will be publicly-owned and have lower tolls than private 407 ETR.

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspa...in-durham.html
It was announced to be started this fall. I think the project page is not up-to-date. Is there any updated info about the estimated construction beginning?

ON-407: Oshawa-Harmony Road – Solina (ON-418) 8.2km (Fall 2015 to Late 2017) – project – map
ON-418: Solina (ON-407) – Hampton-Taunton Road 1.1km (Fall 2015 to Late 2017) – project – map
ON-407: Solina (ON-418) – Clarington-Kirby (ON-35) 13.0km (Fall 2015 to Late 2020) – project – map
ON-418: Hampton-Taunton Road – Clarington/Oshawa (ON-401) 9.0km (Fall 2015 to Late 2020) – project – map


Are there more motorway or expressway section under construction which are not yet in my list?
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Old October 15th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #3464
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It's a 3 stack is it not? I thought the 400/407 interchange was the only full 4 stack interchange?

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You're correct that the only true four level (semi-directional) stack interchange in Canada is between the 400 and 407. But this is still a four-level interchange.
401-403-410 is also a 4 level interchange with stack characteristics with all the flyover ramps.

427-QEW-Gardiner is another 4 level but it doesn't have as many flyovers

Turcot Interchange in Montreal is also 4 levels, but is an odd interchange design.

...With 400/407 and 427/407, I think that's it for Canada. The major junctions in Alberta are more sensible with their designs.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 07:34 PM   #3465
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The Autoroute 410 extension near Sherbrooke will open in late October.

http://www.lapresse.ca/la-tribune/sh...in-octobre.php
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Old October 15th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #3466
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Highway 63, Alberta

New sections of Highway 63 twinning to open

Motorists on Highway 63 can expect stoppages and significant delays on Thursday, October 15 as traffic is transitioned onto three new twinned sections.

The new sections will provide motorists with an additional 53 kilometres of four-lane highway. This brings Highway 63 to a total of 221 kilometres of twinned road between Grassland and Fort McMurray.

* Between kilometre 188 and kilometre 222
* Between kilometre 145 and kilometre 154
* North of Highway 55 junction to kilometre 11
Full press release: http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xI...E3D5EBA7A4BC08
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Old October 16th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #3467
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haha, typical government project
People dying from undersized road, government starts project to fix road, road improved just after people stop using the road
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Old October 16th, 2015, 02:52 PM   #3468
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I'd like to update my list of u/c motorways.

It was announced that the subsequent sections should be completed by the end of 2015:

QC-A410: Sherbrooke-Rue Belvedere Sud – Lennoxville (QC-143) ~3km (2012 to Fall 2015) – project – map
QC-A85: Note-Dame-du-Lac – Lac Martin 7.5km (2012 to Fall 2015) – project – map
ON-407: Pickering-Brock Road – Oshawa-Harmony Road 22km (2013 to December 2015) – project – map
ON-412: Whitby (ON-407) – Whitby (ON-401) 10km (2013 to December 2015) – project – map

Are the projects still on schedule, is there any estimated opening date?
Some project page links have been changed. Does anyone know the new links?


I think the construction of an additional project began earlier this year (source):

QC-A73: Beauceville – Saint-Georges-North 13km (April 2015 to Fall 2016) – ? – map

Is my data correct?


I also found an old news article about an extension of QC-A70 (motorway standard) but I don't get it because my French is limited. There are a 3.9km, a 1.5km and a 2.2km motorway sections under construction, aren't they!?
Could anyone provide the data for my list like the QC-A73 data (from..to.. length.. construction begin... estimated opening... project page... map...)?




It was announced to be started this fall. I think the project page is not up-to-date. Is there any updated info about the estimated construction beginning?

ON-407: Oshawa-Harmony Road – Solina (ON-418) 8.2km (Fall 2015 to Late 2017) – project – map
ON-418: Solina (ON-407) – Hampton-Taunton Road 1.1km (Fall 2015 to Late 2017) – project – map
ON-407: Solina (ON-418) – Clarington-Kirby (ON-35) 13.0km (Fall 2015 to Late 2020) – project – map
ON-418: Hampton-Taunton Road – Clarington/Oshawa (ON-401) 9.0km (Fall 2015 to Late 2020) – project – map


Are there more motorway or expressway section under construction which are not yet in my list?
As far as I know, that is basically correct. I am not sure the exact status of what is under construction on A-70 either, but I have been told that there is ongoing construction on that section.

Also nearly finished in Quebec is the super-2 extension of Autoroute 20 from east of Riviθre-du-Loup towards Trois-Pistoles Quebec. It should be open either later in October or in November of this year.
http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/PQ/A/20/Page9.htm

There is a fair amount of work ongoing on the southern portion of A-73 as well. Some of the work ongoing is to fill in the gap north of St-Georges, which as you say should be completed next year. Additionally, work is also ongoing to twin the super-2 sections of the highway. I believe this work is also scheduled to be completed in 2016 as well.

Official word on the 407 and the 412 is that they will be completed later in 2015. We'll see if they make it. To me, a completion date sometime in 2016 seems more realistic, I'm hoping to be wrong though.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #3469
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Last month I have spent some time driving across western Canada and USA on some very scenic roads.
One of the most amazing od them is of course Icefield Parkway.

Few shots taken by small cheap camera

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Old October 18th, 2015, 12:05 AM   #3470
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And few more:

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Soon I'll post some shots from TCH in Kicking Horse canyon
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Old October 18th, 2015, 12:33 AM   #3471
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Hwy 93 is a magnificent drive and you picked a good time to go. The summer months that road is packed with slow campervans.

Hwy 22 through nearby Kananaskis Country is beautiful too
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Old October 18th, 2015, 09:27 AM   #3472
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Nice stretch of road with beautiful scenery but what is with the low speed limit? Unless there's lots of hills or curves, I don't see why it can't be 120-130.
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Nice stretch of road with beautiful scenery but what is with the low speed limit? Unless there's lots of hills or curves, I don't see why it can't be 120-130.
It runs through national park and there is plenty of wildlife as well as lots of distracted tourists in the summer season.

In such circumstances I find limit of 90kmh quite generous. Look at roads in US national parks.

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Old October 18th, 2015, 07:13 PM   #3474
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Nice stretch of road with beautiful scenery but what is with the low speed limit? Unless there's lots of hills or curves, I don't see why it can't be 120-130.
I think only Texas you'll find 120 km/h speed limit on a 2 lane road
Well and Northern Territory but I think they went back to open limit now.
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As far as I know, that is basically correct. I am not sure the exact status of what is under construction on A-70 either, but I have been told that there is ongoing construction on that section.
I have added: QC-A70: Saguenay-Boulevard du Royaume – Saguenay-Chemin de la Grande-Anse 7.6km (? to Fall 2017) – ? – map

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There is a fair amount of work ongoing on the southern portion of A-73 as well. Some of the work ongoing is to fill in the gap north of St-Georges, which as you say should be completed next year.
I have added: QC-A73: Beauceville – Saint-Georges-North 13km (April 2015 to Fall 2016) – ? – map

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Additionally, work is also ongoing to twin the super-2 sections of the highway. I believe this work is also scheduled to be completed in 2016 as well.
Vallee-Jonction - Sainte-Joseph was completed in 2013. I only found the 2+1 section b/n Sainte-Marie and Vallιe-Jonction which has to be widened.

https://sites.google.com/site/autoroute73/Doublement

I guess this is the only u/c section:

QC-A73: Sainte-Marie – Vallee-Jonction 11km (2014 to 2016) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

I couldn't find proper info. Is the construction period 2014-16 correct? Is there any estimated completion date, e.g. early/late 2016 etcetera?
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I went looking on official Quebec Transport Ministry website
https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/infrastru...ma-labaie.aspx

Surprisingly hard navigation even if you know the language
It doesn't seem updated too recently, but at least, annoucement of construction April 2013 and planned opening 2007.

A-73 work is not shown there but on the "grand project" site here:
http://www.projetsmajeurs.mtq.gouv.q...s/default.aspx

and timeline:
http://www.projetsmajeurs.mtq.gouv.q...s/default.aspx

Most should be open by now or soon opening (fall 2015) and only sector B to finish in 2016, but they have not yet completed property acquisition.
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^ You beat me too it, but this is what the construction to twin A-73 looked like back in May of this year:



Great pics of the Icefield Pkwy as well. Looks like a very worthwhile drive. Did you get a chance to do the "Going to the Sun Road" in Montana? That's one that I've always wanted to do as well.
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I went looking on official Quebec Transport Ministry website
https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/infrastru...ma-labaie.aspx

Surprisingly hard navigation even if you know the language
It doesn't seem updated too recently, but at least, annoucement of construction April 2013 and planned opening 2007.
That's A-70. Opening date should be 2017 though .

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A-73 work is not shown there but on the "grand project" site here:
http://www.projetsmajeurs.mtq.gouv.q...s/default.aspx

and timeline:
http://www.projetsmajeurs.mtq.gouv.q...s/default.aspx

Most should be open by now or soon opening (fall 2015) and only sector B to finish in 2016, but they have not yet completed property acquisition.
Sorry, I don't get it. Maybe Google Translate is confusing me.

There are two sections: Beauceville – Notre-Dame-des-Pins (8km) and Notre-Dame-des-Pins - Saint-Georges-North (5.4km). The first section is planned to be opened in fall 2015 but works will continue in 2016. The latter section is should be completed in fall 2015.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #3479
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^ You beat me too it, but this is what the construction to twin A-73 looked like back in May of this year:
What are those arrows in the opposing direction telling you to do? Looks like "take the ditch! take the ditch!
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There are two sections: Beauceville – Notre-Dame-des-Pins (8km) and Notre-Dame-des-Pins - Saint-Georges-North (5.4km). The first section is planned to be opened in fall 2015 but works will continue in 2016. The latter section is should be completed in fall 2015.
Basically section 1 is split in 3 parts:
1-A from Oct 13 - Aug 15
1-B1 - Jul 14 - 2015
1-B2 - start April 2015 - finish 2016 (it is 2 km length, comprising 2 viaducts of the highway over rang St-Charles and 2 ecoducts 900 m north of rang St-Charles) (I don't know a good translation for "rang" and "montιe" but they are old rural local roads, similar to range road / township road in West Canada but from the old French system of land concession)
1-C start Aug 2013 - finish aug 2015 -> opening this would allow opening to traffic of a 2nd stretch of road.

and section 2, 5.4 km long comprising two "segments" First being the 74 St interchange, open since 2013. Second being 5.4 km including a bridge over River Gilbert, started 07.2012 and should be finished fall 2015.
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What are those arrows in the opposing direction telling you to do? Looks like "take the ditch! take the ditch!


The arrows are pointing traffic to take the transition to the real northbound lanes. This photo was taken immediately south of the end of the four-lane highway.
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