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Old August 8th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #701
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Well, the Breezewood gap is more like an incomplete interchange. I think the gap is less than a mile. I think they just sign it as I-70 for continuity, but i could be US30 too. (The US30 is a secondary road from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia).

The problem is that the I-70 from Baltimore, doesn't connect directly at the Pennsylvania turnpike, but via a local road in Breezewood.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #702
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There were plans to complete it, but there is a huge amount of community opposition to it
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #703
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A pike was the barrier pole that crossed the road. By paying a toll, you could "turn the pike" and clear the way to continue forward. Hence "turnpike".
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #704
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A pike was the barrier pole that crossed the road. By paying a toll, you could "turn the pike" and clear the way to continue forward. Hence "turnpike".
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Old August 9th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #705
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Here's what I've been told:

Road = a defined pathway for vehicular travel, maybe maintained by a government or not

Highway = a government-maintained road that connects from area or region to another area or region

Expressway = a highway that is optimized for high-speed travel, but not necessary grade-separated

Freeway = a grade-seperated highway. The "free" in "freeway" refers not to it being toll-free, but the highway being being free of at-grade intersections.

Interestate Highway = a designation given to freeways in the United States by the federal government
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Old August 9th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #706
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The only 2 English words that fully apply to grade-seperated, 2x2 lanes (or more) roads, are Freeway and Motorway, in my opinion.

Expressway comes close, but in many countries, Expressways aren't always grade-seperated and more like a large distance boulevard or avenue.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #707
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I remember this road. When I came back from Ohio in 2005, a couple friends and I decided to take a little trip to DC via I-70. I was like "WTF happened to the highway??".

They probably will never get rid of it. The trucking lobby won't allow it.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #708
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That would be a bizarre experience for me too. Driving on a highway and then.....OMG....we're coming to a stop....a traffic light? It would be one of those 'twilight moments'.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #709
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That would be a bizarre experience for me too. Driving on a highway and then.....OMG....we're coming to a stop....a traffic light? It would be one of those 'twilight moments'.
Drive the Hanlon Expressway in Guelph (Hwy. 6)... it's like that.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #710
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Going down 11/17, westbound, is like driving through bush, you even get to drive on 4 lane divided highway, until BANG - lighted intersection at Balsam Street. :P

It was the first intersection on the expressway to get a major offramp, linking eastbound traffic to Huron Street, but the interchange wasn't completed. The area around it is highway right of way though, so it can be built at any time.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?ie=UTF8&o...&t=k&z=17&om=0

And five kilometres down is a lighted intersection where one expressway intersects the other!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:56 AM   #711
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Hanlon Expressway should be a full freeway instead of the half-assed expressway it is now, and there should be a connection made between that and Highway 6 to Fergus, instead of it going down Woodlawn (?) Road
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:41 AM   #712
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A few weeks ago I made a trip from Toronto to Wasaga Beach, which is around 120km away. I captured most of the drive on my camera, even though it's an inexpensive picture camera and therefore the quality isn't that great, and the video also skipped frames (especially during some of the turns, which look almost instantaneous).

The drive begins in northern Toronto and Thornhill (a suburb immediately adjacent to Toronto), then most of it is on Highway 400 until Barrie (a city about 100km away), and finally a drive on Highway 26, which is a 2-lane road but is really nicely paved and marked.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:00 PM   #713
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A few weeks ago I made a trip from Toronto to Wasaga Beach, which is around 120km away. I captured most of the drive on my camera, even though it's an inexpensive picture camera and therefore the quality isn't that great, and the video also skipped frames (especially during some of the turns, which look almost instantaneous).

The drive begins in northern Toronto and Thornhill (a suburb immediately adjacent to Toronto), then most of it is on Highway 400 until Barrie (a city about 100km away), and finally a drive on Highway 26, which is a 2-lane road but is really nicely paved and marked.

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neat vid..thanks for sharing.

been in europe the past week and for another week still..and yeah..i miss our big cars..everything is so compact and tiny...haha.

i haven't seen hardly a 4 lane roadway (minus an expressway) since i left canada..including London England.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:48 AM   #714
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do u hv more mind-blowing pics of 401?
Yea, I have seen that pic so many times.

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Great pics FahadKhan!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:24 AM   #717
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FahadKhan, those first couple are right near my house!!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:24 AM   #718
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I'm near Dixie and QEW.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #719
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Autoroutes québecoises! Québec freeways!

this forum needs more pics of the great québec freeway network - so feel free to post your photos, comments etc.
I spent some time there and really appreciated the numbering system and the well designed signage.
I will soon add some of my pictures, mostly of the Montréal area.
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montrez vos photos des autoroutes québecoises J'adore la province et son système routier, des images à venir...
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #720
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