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Old January 17th, 2016, 10:59 PM   #3681
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The Quebec Ministry of Transport seems to be looking at re-working the southern end of A-25 in the island of Montreal, approaching the Lafontaine tunnel.

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https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/infrastru...herbrooke.aspx

PDF presentation showing proposed changes:
https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/centredoc...esentation.pdf

Mostly seems to be removing some loops of the A-25 / Sherbrooke St (R-138) interchange and replacing with the Montreal-obligatory forest of traffic lights without right turn on red

Advantages though would be adding a third through-lane south from A-25 to the tunnel (The Soulginy Avenue (planned A-20) "dedicated lane" would become a merge)
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Old January 17th, 2016, 11:25 PM   #3682
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The Webers Bridge is actually the original bridge across the rail corridor to the CN Tower.. When they built the Skydome in the 1980's they built a new one to deal with the much larger crowds, and Webers bought the old one.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 12:30 AM   #3683
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The Quebec Ministry of Transport seems to be looking at re-working the southern end of A-25 in the island of Montreal, approaching the Lafontaine tunnel.

(French only)
https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/infrastru...herbrooke.aspx

PDF presentation showing proposed changes:
https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/centredoc...esentation.pdf

Mostly seems to be removing some loops of the A-25 / Sherbrooke St (R-138) interchange and replacing with the Montreal-obligatory forest of traffic lights without right turn on red

Advantages though would be adding a third through-lane south from A-25 to the tunnel (The Soulginy Avenue (planned A-20) "dedicated lane" would become a merge)
Hey, I read that they were planning to make some changes to A-25 in eastern Montreal.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 12:40 AM   #3684
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Here is a proper map showing basically what they want to do:
https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/centredoc...A-25-Carte.pdf

I don't know why they want to make the right turn wyes into "hard" 90 degree signalized intersections and putting all A-25 N traffic to Sherbrooke St on that loop would put a lot of stress at that weaving zone, but because of the proximity of interchanges I'm not sure what else they could do aside from some basketweaves (not in Quebec, I've been living in Ontario too long, LOL!)

But at least Notre-Dame St would now have direct access to and from A-25 express lanes from the north and thereby the Port of Montreal, reducing some of the trucks driving through the residential areas, which has been bandied about ("improving access to and from the port") since the Ville-Marie Expressway completion (across Notre-Dame St) has been permanently iced (and the "half-way" proposal from 10 years ago is also very dead)

I have to admit that driving Highway 25 is typically an unpleasant experience at any time of day... but there isn't much space for improvement, as it runs in a narrow ROW in a urban environment, as it was an upgrade of a previous country road (Montee St-Leonard, Quebec Route 18)
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Old January 18th, 2016, 12:50 AM   #3685
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Autoroute 25 could defintely use some TLC as well. Parts of that Soulingny interchange looks like it's going to fall over, so I'm pleased that that is being address.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 10:29 AM   #3686
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Alberta Hwy 2 from the US border to Cardston:

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Old January 18th, 2016, 11:01 PM   #3687
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The Overlander Bridge in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Not actually a highway, but a civic property. The bridge deck was resurfaced over last year (from April through October). It's a four lane span over the Thompson River that connects the North Shore of the city with the central area, just west of downtown. There are actually no direct highway connects on either side of the bridge; just city streets.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:49 AM   #3688
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Cardston and north of it:

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I love prairies' roads

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A turn!

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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:49 PM   #3689
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some interchange upgrades that are planned for BC Highway 99 as a part of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement program in Vancouver..

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Highway 17:


Stevenson Road:
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Old January 27th, 2016, 10:22 AM   #3690
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That's an unusual interchange at Stevenson Road...
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Old January 28th, 2016, 11:07 AM   #3691
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Alberta Hwy 2 from Fort MacLeod towards Calgary:

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Old January 28th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #3692
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Old January 29th, 2016, 01:22 AM   #3693
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How did you like Alberta's tremendous attention to eco-friendliness that they put so many bear-proof recycling bins right on the side of the highway

High River switching to Calgary's street grid still makes such strange results... 498 Avenue S New York City doesn't go that high
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Old January 30th, 2016, 06:05 AM   #3694
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Fun Fact: the highest numbered address on the planet is apparently 986,075 Perth-Oxford Road, Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario. 986,075!! Crazy numbers. super high adress numbers are a very normal thing in Toronto's suburbs, the arterial roads are so straight that they run across the entire metro region.. resulting in addresses being in the 10,000's in some cases. Yonge street is in the 18,000's by the time it leaves Newmarket.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 06:26 AM   #3695
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Hell I am more impressed there is a place called Punkeydoodles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punkeydoodles_Corners
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Old January 30th, 2016, 01:35 PM   #3696
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How did you like Alberta's tremendous attention to eco-friendliness that they put so many bear-proof recycling bins right on the side of the highway
I only noticed now that they are bear-proof. I wonder if they ever see any bear, here on the side of this major highway


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You see those long trucks everywhere in BC and Alberta. Are they common further east?

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Old January 30th, 2016, 01:48 PM   #3697
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Did you go to Drumheller? It's located in a canyon with 'the worlds largest dinosaur' or something.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 04:18 PM   #3698
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The double trailer trucks exist here, they just aren't that common. MTO has strict rules about where they can go and its only a recent program... I can see them becoming more popular in the future though.

The roads are much better for them in the west, its tough to take a regular 53' trailer through much of Ontario, yet alone two of them on one truck. The roads are much smaller and older here.

I wonder if we will ever see Australian style road trains with 3-5 trailers on one truck.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 05:36 PM   #3699
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Did you go to Drumheller? It's located in a canyon with 'the worlds largest dinosaur' or something.
Yes, I did.
There is also world largest dinosaur

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Road to Drumheller:

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"Don't drive and take pictures"
I let my girlfriend do it

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Old February 1st, 2016, 04:20 AM   #3700
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new aerial images of the 407 Extension have been posted on the projects website, dated from December. The highway looks almost complete:

The new pavement meets the existing 407 (which badly needs to be repaved)



bridge structures approaching the Brock Road interchange:



The new 407 / 412 interchange:



The Lakeridge Road interchange:



Lakeridge road and how it interacts with the 412 interchange:



looking west from the 412 interchange towards Brooklin:



Coronation Road overpasses:



Westney Road overpass looking west:



The Sideline 14, Highway 7, and Brock Road bridges, looking southwest towards downtown:



The new Brock Road interchange. Note the new Park and Ride lot to the south of the interchange (top of the image), which includes a new bus terminal as well:

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