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Old June 25th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #3821
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it could be 10 lanes to Cobourg and you'd still get jammed on it periodically
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Old June 26th, 2016, 07:49 AM   #3822
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Long term plans are collector express to the 412, 10 lanes to courtice road, 8 to highway 35.
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Old June 28th, 2016, 05:06 PM   #3823
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Trans-Labrador Highway

Government Funding Paves the Way for Better Mobility and Economic Growth in Labrador

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $63 million in joint funding to pave another 160 kilometres of the Trans-Labrador Highway's gravel surface with asphalt.

This work will be done on Route 510 from 15 kilometres west of the Charlottetown intersection to Red Bay and is part of a long-term initiative to complete the widening and paving of Labrador's only highway and main public road. Once complete, the project will encourage tourism in the area, save residents money on vehicle upkeep, increase driver safety, and allow businesses to import and export goods faster. It will also help decrease noise and dust pollution, and reduce long-term highway maintenance costs.
Full press release: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releas...c/0627n03.aspx

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Old June 29th, 2016, 06:49 AM   #3824
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For those of you that frequent the 401 between London and Tilbury, are there plans to fix the pavement in that section? I realize MTO is reconstructing the 401 in Chatham but east of Chatham in Elgin County all the way to London the pavement is in poor shape and there are frequent bumps in the road that make driving really unpleasant. The stretch they are reconstructing is probably the worst of them all but it's not a whole lot better from Chatham to London.
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Old June 30th, 2016, 06:34 PM   #3825
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Old July 1st, 2016, 04:49 PM   #3826
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For those of you that frequent the 401 between London and Tilbury, are there plans to fix the pavement in that section? I realize MTO is reconstructing the 401 in Chatham but east of Chatham in Elgin County all the way to London the pavement is in poor shape and there are frequent bumps in the road that make driving really unpleasant. The stretch they are reconstructing is probably the worst of them all but it's not a whole lot better from Chatham to London.
Over the next several years, the MTO will be reconstructing all of the 401 between Tilbury and London.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 08:18 AM   #3827
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Over the next several years, the MTO will be reconstructing all of the 401 between Tilbury and London.
Thanks. Is there a news article or a website for this?
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 04:44 PM   #3828
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There is not a website or news article for this. Most reconstruction contracts aren't substantial enough to warrant such attention.

MTO's five year plan for southern Ontario talks about rehabilitation work as far east as old Highway 21 (Victoria Road CR-17/21) in it's listings of projects that will be completed in 2017-2019. Further work through Elgin County will come after that.

Southern Highways Program:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/hig...-2015-2019.pdf

Current work underway:
At Hwy 40: https://sites.google.com/a/dillon.ca/highway401and40/
East of Tilbury: http://hwy401reconstruction.ca/about-the-project/
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Old July 6th, 2016, 01:42 AM   #3829
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Some photos of a nearly completed section of Highway 69 in Ontario between Parry Sound and Sudbury. These photos were taken about two and a half weeks ago, so the highway should be open to four lanes very shortly if it isn't already.


Just south of the construction, work is underway to rehabilitate the French River Bridge. Two new structures will be constructed immediately to the east of this bridge for the new four lane highway. Clearing and blasting is underway, but not much civil work for the new highway has really started yet.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_6...un16_24x16.jpg


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The new four lane highway will start here. The lines have only been partially striped on this pavement, as northbound traffic is set to be shifted onto the future northbound lanes fairly shortly.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_6...un16_24x16.jpg


A series of views showing the nearly completed northbound lanes, with two-way traffic utilizing the future southbound carriageway:

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Two views looking southerly from the Hwy 64 overpass:

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Views looking northerly from the Hwy 64 overpass:

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Covered up signage at the future southbound off-ramp to Highway 64:

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Several views of the Hwy 64 overpass that will pass overtop of Hwy 69:

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For even more photos:
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Old July 11th, 2016, 06:45 PM   #3830
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Ontario 511 shows a construction zone with an estimated completion date of August 26.

Construction near the French River Bridge will last well into 2020.

There's still some 70 kilometers left to twin after that...
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Old July 12th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #3831
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^ During past highway projects on the Hwy 69 corridor, traffic has been moved into its final four lane configuration several weeks prior to the completion of construction. They do this as they need to remove all of the median cross-overs and make remove any extraneous portions of the carriageway that had previously been carrying two way traffic. I'd imagine that transition has already happened by now.

The section through the French River will be one of, if not the, most expensive sections of Hwy 69 twinning between Parry Sound and Sudbury. There are two major river crossings, and there will be a lot of rock to be blasted. I think the only section that may rival it will be the stretch to the south near Point-au-Baril.
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Old July 15th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #3832
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The four lanes will open 'very soon': http://www.kicx917.com/another-stret...s-set-to-open/

Sudbury MPP and Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault today announced that another stretch of highway 69 is set to open very soon
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Old July 16th, 2016, 05:07 PM   #3833
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My first road video in over a year. showcasing the Highway 401 extension in Windsor.

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Old July 16th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #3834
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Nice video! I wouldn't call it roadway to nowhere though, certainly the traffic bound for Ambassador Bridge can use this extension to Huron Church Rd. Beyond Huron Church Rd I suppose there's little use until the new bridge is built.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #3835
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I don't see it as much of a problem really. The 407 doesn't really go anywhere that the 401 doesn't go. It's less than 10km to the north.
And precisely the point. Only someone from Toronto (and Torontonians who use the highway system on regular basis) would know that. People look for names of towns/cities and/or direction and/or exit ramp number when exiting. Throwing a whole bunch of 3 digit numbers at people while they're traveling at 100km/h and then expecting them to know is just bad all around. Toronto is absolutely atrocious when it comes to signage. From airports, to street signs, to highway directions it's the worst I've ever encountered.

That one has to change lanes to stay on the same highway is another absurdity of Toronto area highways. If you're on the 401 you should be able to stay in your lane and never be in the situation where you realize after the fact that you're actually not on the 401 any more. No wonder tourists get lost.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #3836
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And precisely the point. Only someone from Toronto (and Torontonians who use the highway system on regular basis) would know that. People look for names of towns/cities and/or direction and/or exit ramp number when exiting. Throwing a whole bunch of 3 digit numbers at people while they're traveling at 100km/h and then expecting them to know is just bad all around. Toronto is absolutely atrocious when it comes to signage. From airports, to street signs, to highway directions it's the worst I've ever encountered.

That one has to change lanes to stay on the same highway is another absurdity of Toronto area highways. If you're on the 401 you should be able to stay in your lane and never be in the situation where you realize after the fact that you're actually not on the 401 any more. No wonder tourists get lost.
You're joking right?

Have you driven anywhere else in North America? It's pretty rare that in an urban setting, lanes don't change between freeways at large interchanges. I'd say Toronto is actually pretty good for that. Take a drive around Montreal and Quebec City if you don't believe me.
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Today, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, announced funding to construct the southwest portion of the Calgary Ring Road.

The Government of Canada will be contributing up to $582.9 million to this project through the 2014 New Building Canada Plan – National Infrastructure Component, with the Province of Alberta contributing the balance of the funding.

The project will be delivered using a Design/Finance/Build/Operate procurement approach, in which the contractor will design, build, operate and maintain the asset on behalf of the Government of Alberta for the contract period of 30 years. Three consortia were considered and Mountain View Partners was selected as the preferred proponent, with a commercial close date anticipated in September 2016.

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road project is a large and complex project with 49 bridges which includes three river crossings and one roadway flyover; 31 kilometres of six- and eight-lane divided roadway; 14 interchanges; one railway overpass; and the reconstruction of Glenmore Trail from Sarcee Road to east of 37 Street Southwest

The Southwest and West portions are the two remaining sections of the larger Calgary Ring Road, commonly known as Stoney Trail. The completion of the Southwest section, anticipated for 2021, will mark the 90 per cent completion mark of Stoney Trail as a whole, leaving only the West Calgary portion.
Full report: http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xI...68D918B4CFDF3E

According to this report, the $ 3.9 billion PPP has been awarded to a consortium led by Kiewit: http://www.globalconstructionreview....9bn-canad7ian/

The final contract will be signed in September, however an interim agreement has been signed that will allow the consortium to start construction works before then. It has seven years to complete the project.
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 01:22 PM   #3838
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A Calgarian I know via my school will wake up very grumpy this morning

He pointed out that billions of Canadian dollars will vanish into this project which will provide the fastest way to bypass Calgary west-east, however, it is not so much faster than the northern bypass, plus indigenous inhabitants lost land over it and it will facilitate further suburban sprawl. And I doubt heavily if there is demand for more than 4 lanes, unless the suburban sprawl is not contained.

This while there has been virtually no money (okay, 500k at minimum but it's comparitively nothing) to provide pedestrian and bicycle links within a few kilometers from Downtown Calgary let alone measures to slow traffic in neighborhoods. Not that I'm overly fond of speed bumps though
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I didn't read through the whole thing, but this is basically a detailed study of the preferred alternative decided in June 2015? The preferred alternative is Hybrid #3, which maintains free-flow connectivity but moves the eastern curve closer to the railroad, and removes the elevated off-ramps to Lake Shore Boulevard.
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