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Old December 30th, 2015, 12:20 AM   #3641
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How is Highway 406 in Welland coming along?
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Old December 30th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #3642
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http://video.thetelegram.com/4044958...n_from_the_air

A drone video of the Team Gushue Highway in St. John's, Newfoundland. Progress on this project is very slow, Google Earth reveals only minimal changes between 2012 and 2015. According to historical imagery, construction started in early 2011.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 09:47 PM   #3643
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How is Highway 406 in Welland coming along?
Construction was completed in November of 2015:





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Old January 4th, 2016, 03:23 AM   #3644
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Passed through Chatham-Kent over the holidays and noticed that 401 WB reconstruction is complete and it is now fully open. Haven't seen anything on MTO website on the dates for the EB reconstruction.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 04:06 AM   #3645
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401 westbound now has the "407 via 412" signs up to match the eastbound
Curiously the distance sign shows them just as "closed" but the actual exit has the arrows and crowns completely covered (surely this cannot be economical to cut and screw these orange panels compared to just installing the complete sign on opening day?)
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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #3646
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Construction was completed in November of 2015
Thanks. Good to see that last stretch over the old Welland Canal is finished.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #3647
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What is the reason that Ottawa-Gatineau doesn't have a decent bypass? Traffic from Québec to Ontario always has to pass through the city, most through traffic even goes through the central business district. Alternate bridges outside of Ottawa are quite far away and not on main roads.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 09:24 PM   #3648
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The original plan was to cut Autoroute 5 through central Ottawa to the 417, but that got axed as it was going to run through the middle of the most vibrant neighborhood in the city, the Byward Market.

Today they are studying a tunnel that would be used only by trucks to pull the large amount of truck traffic out of the area.

http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public...a-truck-tunnel
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Old January 5th, 2016, 02:00 AM   #3649
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I always wondered why they haven't put a freeway bypass of the 417 Queensway through the green belt... it would even be shorter than the existing road. Maybe in 50 years...
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Old January 7th, 2016, 02:54 PM   #3650
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Passed through Chatham-Kent over the holidays and noticed that 401 WB reconstruction is complete and it is now fully open. Haven't seen anything on MTO website on the dates for the EB reconstruction.
From the MTO website:

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5. MTO District/Highway/Bridge Site #:
District:
Highway: 401
Bridge Site #: 6-51/1, 13-398/C, 13-187/1, 13/188-1, 13-190/1, 13-55/1, 13-55/2, 13-400/C, 13-152/2, 13-227/2, 13-228/2, 13-229/2
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6. Project Length/Location:
from Merlin Road, easterly to 0.68 km east of Bloomfield Road, Westbound lanes) and from 1.0 km east of Essex Road 42 to 0.16 km east of Drake Road (eastbound lanes)


7. Project Type (Category):

Construction Administration


8. Specialties Required:

Construction Administration - High Complexity


9. Description of Project:
This assignment is for Construction Administration Services, including Quality Assurance Field Testing, for Contract 2016-3001. The work on the project includes reconstruction of highway 401 westbound and eastbound lanes and rehabilitation of bridges and culverts. The work also includes grading, concrete paving, hot mix paving, granular base and electrical.


10. Assignment approximate start and completion dates:
Pre-contract engineering phase: N/A
Construction administration phase: (tentative timing) April 2016 to May 2018
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Old January 11th, 2016, 03:30 AM   #3651
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The first half of Ontario's first cable-stayed bridge opened to traffic in Nipigon on November 28. It's part of a larger project to widen the Trans-Canada from Thunder Bay to Nipigon to four lanes. The bridge project will be completed by 2017.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunde...nada-1.3397831

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A newly constructed bridge in northern Ontario has reportedly split apart in the cold, closing the Trans-Canada highway — the only road connecting Eastern and Western Canada — indefinitely.
The Nipigon River Bridge has been closed for "an indefinite time due to mechanical issues," according to the Ontario Provincial Police. Local reports suggest an expansion joint has failed.
As a result, police have shut down Highways 11 and 17 at the bridge, which is located about 100 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont.
The estimated duration of the closure is "uncertain" with police noting it could be "possibly days."
Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey says transport trucks in the area are already backing up and the township is opening up community centres to give those stranded a place to stay.
Ontario heralded the opening of the Nipigon River Bridge – the province's first cable-stayed bridge – in late November, when the westbound portion of the structure opened to two-way traffic. Work on the eastbound lanes continues, and is slated for completion in 2017.
This also means the Trans-Canada Highway is closed and you cannot drive from eastern to western Canada (or eastern to western Ontario even) anymore without crossing into the USA
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Old January 11th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #3652
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Wow!
What happened?

On this picture it seems that end of the bridge went up:


How could that happen?
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Old January 11th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #3653
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This is a major transportation issue. Most impacted is local traffic, it means a detour around Lake Superior, unless there is some kind of winter road available north of the Nipigon Bridge. It's actually 100 kilometer shorter for long-distance traffic to go through the USA from Sudbury to Winnipeg. However, it appears that truckers don't like the the border issues. Apparently it's quite common that freight from Toronto to the prairies goes through Northern Ontario instead of through the U.S.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #3654
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depends on the company. If the company otherwise does shipping to the US, they go through the US as their trucks are all certified and the drivers know how to go through the border. If you only ship domestically, its not going to be worth it to certify the trucks and train the drivers to shave 2 hours off the drive.

The bridge is brand new, only opened a few months ago. Likely what happened is on a cold spell the metal cables shrank so much that the bridge failed, and the deck was lifted up. -35 or -40 degree weather, which isn't uncommon in that area, can do things like that.

Hell I see issues with my sliding door in the winter because of the cold! the bracket that the door slides into shrinks, making it really difficult to open the door.. I can't imagine what it would do in much colder weather to large steel cables like that.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 07:14 PM   #3655
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Do truckers have to temporarily import their freight into the U.S. when traveling between two points in Canada?
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Old January 11th, 2016, 07:16 PM   #3656
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That's a serious vulnerability, actually. Thankfully, the U.S. and Canada get along, but how does a country as big as Canada have places* where everything has to pass through a single choke point? I mean, I know about the Canadian Shield and all, but still....

*Places, plural, because it's true at the Manitoba-Ontario border as well.

Is the same true with railroads? A single line connecting Thunder Bay and points east? And a single line crossing the Manitoba-Ontario border?
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Old January 11th, 2016, 07:51 PM   #3657
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That's a serious vulnerability, actually. Thankfully, the U.S. and Canada get along, but how does a country as big as Canada have places* where everything has to pass through a single choke point? I mean, I know about the Canadian Shield and all, but still....

*Places, plural, because it's true at the Manitoba-Ontario border as well.

Is the same true with railroads? A single line connecting Thunder Bay and points east? And a single line crossing the Manitoba-Ontario border?
we don't. we have a lot of planes. often we have hundreds in the air at once. we have one road across because we are developed enough to be able to fly most of our goods over the land.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 08:02 PM   #3658
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There are two trans Canadian railroads, one for CP and one for CN. CP owns a bunch of tracks through the US though, and because of NAFTA, uses those as its mainline to western Canada, meaning its line across Northern Ontario is rather lightly used.

Interestingly, NAFTA essentially makes Canada and the US a single country for railroads. Regulations slightly differ, but there is 0 border control for freight traffic. It has resulted in CN and CP buying up a lot of smaller US railroads..

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because of the same regulations (NAFTA), freight trucking doesn't pay imports to drive through the US. They just need their drivers to have passports, and must have certifications on their trucks to drive in the US.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 08:27 PM   #3659
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Just put a ton of weight on it, what could go wrong?

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Old January 11th, 2016, 09:15 PM   #3660
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VIA rail should dispatch a locomotive and a single passenger car to the scene. Then stranded locals could be ferried across the parallel rail bridge until the problem fixed with the highway bridge.

Nipigon has a siding and a wye in its downtown so with a little shunting the equipment could clear the main for regular traffic on schedule and not interfere.
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