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Old November 15th, 2017, 09:01 PM   #4421
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Tuktoyaktuk

The opening of the all-season road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk enables the longest road trip within Canada: to south of St. John's, Newfoundland.



However that requires a ferry to Newfoundland. The longest overland route is to Fort-Vieux, Québec and is 9154 kilometers.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 10:20 PM   #4422
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The longest overland route is to Fort-Vieux, Québec and is 9154 kilometers.
I was confused, as surely it would be in Labrador, but Fort-Vieux doubles back around having gone through Labrador. And I make it 9155km
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Old November 15th, 2017, 10:51 PM   #4423
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Yes there is a little area of far eastern Québec that can only be accessed through Labrador.

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Old November 16th, 2017, 01:26 AM   #4424
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Labrador itself is a long-standing territorial dispute between Quebec and Newfoundland. The Privy Council in 1924 declared it Nfld, and it is de-facto such. But in Quebec classrooms you'll always see a map of Quebec showing Labrador as well with only a little dotted line along the border... I think the official position of the Quebec government is that it is theirs but under other administration (surely a kind of Kanadische Besatzungszone)

it would have been interesting if the separatists won back in '95 maybe we could have had some Yugoslav-style armed skirmishes between drunk moose
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Old November 16th, 2017, 02:14 AM   #4425
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The opening of the all-season road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk enables the longest road trip within Canada: to south of St. John's, Newfoundland.
Would be hell of a road trip if someone tries it! At least 10 days trip.
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Old November 16th, 2017, 03:53 AM   #4426
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There are plans to close Highway 401 in Milton at the RR25 interchange for 18 hours, on November 18 and 19. They are replacing the RR25 underpass at that interchange and need to demolish the existing underpass. I believe the new underpass is almost done.

Here are more details: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/tra...tract2014-2009
I really don't like MTO's descriptions of project. Take this one for example.
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3 Bridges Rehabilited in Milton: Fifth Line Overpass / Trafalgar Bridge, Oakville Creek and Regional Road 25.
I would call this a bridge replacement, not rehabilitation. Based on the description, I have no idea what is being done to the other 2 bridges.

Now that I see it with spell check, MTO also misspelled "Rehabilitated".
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Old November 16th, 2017, 04:08 AM   #4427
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I really don't like MTO's descriptions of project. Take this one for example.

I would call this a bridge replacement, not rehabilitation. Based on the description, I have no idea what is being done to the other 2 bridges.

Now that I see it with spell check, MTO also misspelled "Rehabilitated".
And the fact that they're not replacing Trafalgar bridge with this contract either.

The contract following the above is poorly described as well, since those are also bridge replacements. In general they have poor descriptions for quite a few contracts and sometimes you can figure out what's going on based on information available from elsewhere.
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Old November 16th, 2017, 05:47 AM   #4428
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There are plans to close Highway 401 in Milton at the RR25 interchange for 18 hours, on November 18 and 19. They are replacing the RR25 underpass at that interchange and need to demolish the existing underpass. I believe the new underpass is almost done.

Here are more details: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/tra...tract2014-2009
No mention of this, but in other times MTO has opened up the "diamond"* portion of interchange to keep 1 lane open in each direction while the bridge is demolished. In this scenario, hwy. 25 would be completely closed since the single lane of "401" would not have any merging to deal with.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.52816.../data=!3m1!1e3

The diamond requiring a bit of construction to connected the WBL off ramp to the WBL on ramp at the NW corner of the interchange.
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Old November 17th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #4429
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Night vid of the QEW between Hamilton and Mississauga:

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Old November 18th, 2017, 06:17 PM   #4430
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Quebec Highway 381 -- This north-south between the Saguenay Region and the north shore of the St. Lawrence through some fairly steeply sided mountains. These photos look south:


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Old November 18th, 2017, 07:36 PM   #4431
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I'm amazed you went out there, cool!
I might be biased but I really like Quebec's route numbering system... it was a mess when it started but now...
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 07:43 PM   #4432
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Gardiner Expressway, downtown Toronto

Paving, Lanes Appear as Lower Simcoe Ramp Nears Opening

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/11/...-nears-opening

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Old November 23rd, 2017, 09:32 PM   #4433
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The proposed design for the HOV lane extension for the 404 has been uploaded:

http://hwy404widening.ca/consultationupcoming-events/

http://hwy404widening.ca/wp-content/...Plan-Final.pdf
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Old November 24th, 2017, 02:34 PM   #4434
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Nice. Really looking forward to that, it'll help a lot of evening congestion on that stretch.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #4435
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The proposed design for the HOV lane extension for the 404 has been uploaded:

http://hwy404widening.ca/consultationupcoming-events/

http://hwy404widening.ca/wp-content/...Plan-Final.pdf
How neat. I like the way they made the diagram.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 10:57 AM   #4436
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Tuktoyaktuk

Thanks to the folks over at AAroads, we know that the new Inuvik - Tuktoyaktuk Highway is not an extension of the Dempster Highway, but is a newly designated route: highway 10.

https://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/en/fil...ighways.r1.pdf
Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway No. 10
That highway, 60 m in width, commencing at its junction with the end of the Navy Road (Inuvik Municipal Boundary);

thence northeasterly to the termination at the
Tuktoyaktuk Municipal Boundary;

being a distance of 133.6 km approximately.
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60 m in width? That's like 16 lanes.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 03:31 AM   #4438
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Some photos of the eastern end of Phase 2A of the 407 Extension. The highway is starting to look very much like a highway. Work was underway to install the expansion joints at various bridges, final grading work at ditches, landscaping, and sign installation. That said, I think there is at least a week's worth of work remaining (maybe more).

Views looking west and east from Solina Road, just west of the Hwy 418 interchange:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_4...9-17_24x16.jpg


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Views looking north and then south from Taunton Road along the future 418. The 407 will end temporarily at a loop ramp to Taunton Road. This is a very unusual configuration for the end of a freeway. I am hoping that additional positive guidance is installed for eastbound motorists in advance of what will be a very tight curve at the start of the loop ramp. I expect this terminus will have an elevated collision rate vs. a more typical configuration.


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Old November 30th, 2017, 04:02 AM   #4439
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Are AADT figures for 407 publicly available?
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Old November 30th, 2017, 04:58 AM   #4440
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60 m in width? That's like 16 lanes.
I'm not sure, but 60m is likely the Right-of-Way.

If you assume there are 2-3.75m lanes, 2-2.5m shoulders, that's 12.5m.

Now if the road is on a 5m high embankment, with 3 to 1 side slopes - that adds another 5x3 on either side (30m) and were up at 42.5m. Add some for the ditching, and you might get to 60m. With permafrost and whatever soil they have there, it could be that they need even flatter slopes.
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