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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #761
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it is designated as a 100-series route, and not as an autoroute proper.
It's labelled autoroute, plus essentially there's very little binding highway designations around the province here.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong:
  • 200 series is for highways (predominantly) south of the St Lawrence River;
  • 300, (predominantly) north;
  • while my guess ultimately about the 100 series is that its highways cross the river;
  • if the highway number odd, east-west;
  • even, north-south.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:52 AM   #762
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ok, here they are...;-)

after a while, even I have understood how to upload pics here
have fun!

voici, finalement, les photos du Québec



above: Autoroute Décarie A15 avant l'A40



above: encore, Autoroute Décarie A15, Ch. Queen Mary



above: la nuit à Montréal - A15



above: c'est large, large, large - A15 à Laval



above: Autoroute rurale - A410 à Sherbrooke



above: la neige éternelle - A15 à Laval

I hope you liked it!

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Old August 31st, 2007, 06:33 AM   #763
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:46 PM   #764
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Nice shots.

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above: encore, Autoroute Décarie A15, Ch. Queen Mary
Clarification: the Queen Mary Road on and off ramps, taken from avenue Dupuis.

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above: Autoroute rurale - A410 à Sherbrooke
Oh? A410? You mean the A10, no?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:27 AM   #765
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Clarification: the Queen Mary Road on and off ramps, taken from avenue Dupuis.
...but, the photo is looking at the Queen Mary Road overpass


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Oh? A410? You mean the A10, no?
Nope, this is the western end of the 410 at the 10/55 interchange.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 11:33 AM   #766
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well, actually trainrover was right, Ch. Queen Mary is further in the distance, it's just the off-ramps. But I think we don't have to be soooooo precise ;-)

And, yes, indeed it was A-410.


A 70 in the Saguenay area - le royaume du Saguenay


A 70 shields - in my opinion, this québec signage is one of the worlds best designed!


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Old September 1st, 2007, 04:22 PM   #767
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well, actually trainrover was right, Ch. Queen Mary is further in the distance, it's just the off-ramps. But I think we don't have to be soooooo precise ;-)

And, yes, indeed it was A-410.


A 70 in the Saguenay area - le royaume du Saguenay


A 70 shields - in my opinion, this québec signage is one of the worlds best designed!


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Are they ever gonna extend A-70 to the east or to the west over time? I could see it being a vital route over time for transnational truck traffic if A-70 is essentially made a more northernly alternative to having to take A-40 or A-20 to get through Quebec.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 08:08 PM   #768
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A 70 is projected to be extended to Alma in the West and La Baie in the East. These should be the only reasonable extensions of this autoroute.
I don't really see a A 70 as a relief for A40 or A20 or even national route even if you would build it more towards the West. Those areas after the Lac Saint Jean region are extremely sparsely populated or uninhabited areas - the Abitibi-Témiscamingue area is too far away to build an upgrade highway through the middle of nowwhere.

And let's be honest, A40/ A20 is just crowded and congested in the Montréal and Québec metro-areas - interurban traffic is at an acceptable level, congestion being quite rare there. In my opinion, a better designed Boulevard Métropolitain (A40) in Montréal would solve MANY problems - longer acceleration lanes, widening of the lanes themselves (many trucks there!) - not necessariliy the number of lanes, the adjacent areas being densely populated.

Another major bottleneck in the MTL-metro area - the A15 Décarie/ A40 junction, could easily be reajusted: Removal of the existing one-lane left-turn from A15 to A40 west and rebuild it as a two-lane direct ramp.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:59 PM   #769
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But I think we don't have to be soooooo precise ;-)
I feel better when I am. :-) Plus, Quebec and its immense legacy really needn't continue mis-documenting things about itself, e.g., all those historical photos captioned with unknown dates and unknown locations; especially more so, mon ami, when there's literally only one other N Am city that can outmatch Quebec's metropolis at being compact, so the two long blocks' worth of distance fits snugly into our necessity.

Neat, makes me wonder what other pair of autoroutes I might not have been aware about here . . .

I really like this shot -- you've just sold me a (sometime-in-the-future) trip by uploading the following one, you have (glorious illuminosity, love it -- I'm so anticipating the crisp, fresh air there!!!):
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A 70 in the Saguenay area - le royaume du Saguenay

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:18 AM   #770
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here do you go... the other direction of this icy freeway ;-) By the way, it was nice -17° when I took the photo.




... image was taken on the A70 near Arvida.
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here do you go... the other direction of this icy freeway ;-) By the way, it was nice -17° when I took the photo.




... image was taken on the A70 near Arvida.
The more A-70 pics we can get on here, the better. There's always been something about that Autoroute that intrigued me, being way up there seperate from all the other Autoroutes and all.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:19 AM   #772
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Im intruiged by the Chicoutimi area as well...
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 02:00 PM   #773
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yes, the North is really special. And always, I'm quite astonished that, when starting in Québec or Trois-Rivières, after such a long ride through nothing more than forests, lakes and mountains - and you think, ok, that was it with built-up areas, roads and city life - you arrive in the Saguenay area with its A70, Chicoutimi, shopping malls....

And I love the view in winter when you're approaching Chicoutimi seeing the snow-packed Monts-Valin in the background... reminds me of scenes in Alaska ;-)
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #774
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this thread reminded me of one pic I took in APR 2005 in Beijing - I was totally impressed when I was crossing this bridge....

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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #775
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I thought the El Toro Y was the widest freeway in the world?

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In 1993, the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) began a massive expansion project, adding a new interchange at Bake Parkway, new collector/distributor lanes, truck bypasses, and new carpool lanes and connectors. The $166-million project also vastly increased regular traffic lanes. After the project was completed in 1997, the El Toro Y stood as one of the widest roads in the world, at 26 traffic lanes wide.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #776
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Those 26 lanes are including onramps, offramps, and merging lanes. I think to be frank, one should only count through lanes.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #777
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Overpasses, bridges still under scrutiny

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Thursday, September 06, 2007


The province is still inspecting 115 of the 135 overpasses and bridges identified as problem structures in July, Transport Quebec says.

Of the 19 in Montreal, 12 are still under evaluation.

This morning, the department is to release a report on the inspections conducted so far.

The special inspections were sparked by the Johnson commission, whose experts discovered serious construction and design flaws in the de la Concorde Blvd. overpass in Laval, which collapsed last September, killing five people.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #778
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yes, the North is really special. And always, I'm quite astonished that, when starting in Québec or Trois-Rivières, after such a long ride through nothing more than forests, lakes and mountains - and you think, ok, that was it with built-up areas, roads and city life - you arrive in the Saguenay area with its A70, Chicoutimi, shopping malls....

And I love the view in winter when you're approaching Chicoutimi seeing the snow-packed Monts-Valin in the background... reminds me of scenes in Alaska ;-)
Awesome.. now I'm even more intruiged!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #779
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More pictures of "suburban sydney"



OMG I love those pictures!
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we should start a pilgrim tour to the great North

vive le grand Nord :-) !!!
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