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Old June 24th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #1121
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You might wish to consult some webpage of Le minstère du transport du gouvernement du Québec.

I can tell you that the communities on the east end of Rte 138 were bitchin' about having to pay for petrol that, for them, has just finally become more expensive than cow's milk.
Thanks Trainrover. After some search I found that Quebec's Premier, in a speech dated August 2006 has promised to build a further 425km of route 138 in the next 10 years. however nearly 2 of those 10 years have passed and nothing has started yet.
Even stranger he left out the first 40km east of Natashquan as a very expensive bridge over a major river is involved. Newfies would love to see this road completed as it would vastly shorten the route from the island to Montreal and Toronto.
Oh well there's always the Nordik Express freighter route !
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Old June 24th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #1122
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Wow, what an ancient bridge! Are there many of these left?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #1123
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Yes, I believe so. I think these are fairly common in the US too.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:21 AM   #1124
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I love this overpass. Quite a few bridges had these railings on this stretch of the 401 when it opened. But of the top of my head this is the only surviving example of this railing design on a provincial highway.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #1125
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Can someone create a map of what Toronto and Ottawa's freeways should be like or should have been? I know that at least the Scarborough extension of the Gardiner would have at least alleviated traffic from DVP and 401.
http://transit.toronto.on.ca/spare/0019.shtml

We're lucky most of the plan was never built, or the downtown core would have been a much more boring and parkade-full place.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #1126
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401 @ 410
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #1127
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401 @ 410
Any word on when the EB 401 to WB 403 and EB 403 to WB 401 ramps will be constructed?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #1128
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What if some of the never-built expressways were covered with open space or other development?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #1129
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TCH Twinnings

Exactly which parts of the Trans-Canada Highway are twinned or planned to be twinned?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #1130
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A thread devoted to all construction dealing with roads in Northern Alberta (Red Deer and north, for sake of reference.)

Some images have been provided by feepa off of SSP.

Current list of constructions:

- Twinning of Highway 63

This highway is being twinned to increase capacity and safety. It is a heavily used highway by massive trucks used to carry even more massive cokers (usually 80 metres long, 15 metres wide and weigh 5,000 tons.) The twinning is important because these trucks can effectively cut off the Oil Sands projects from any other major supply centre (Edmonton, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie). Fort McMurray (pop. roughly 120 000 people, StatsCan underestimates the size of the city because of the people living in the camps and the people camping in provincial parks - because they can't find homes and the sort) has only one highway going into town - the highway heading north heads directly into the oil sands projects.

I should also note that Highway 63 is right now also being converted into a freeway through the town - that's the only road that connects the 3 or 4 parts of the town. City can't grow much further outwards as there is no more land they can buy from the Province.

- Anthony Henday Drive (Ring Road)

The first quarter has been built in Edmonton. This ring road is being built such that trucks can bypass the failed inner-ring project from a generation ago (170th Street, Whitemud Drive, Yellowhead Trail, 75th Street). This project will hopefully be an actual ring road with no lights and the sort.

The first successful quarter built was the southwest quarter, from Queen Elizabeth II Highway to Yellowhead Trail. This section provides much needed capacity for new trucking - and the ability to bypass the congested Whitemud Freeway.



- Yellowhead Trail/Highway

Currently putting interchanges at the remaining intersections with lights. The city has complained about this for the last 50 years or so - but now it's finally being done. I think there is only 3 or 4 interchanges left to build.

-Queen Elizabeth II Highway

Currently an interchange is starting construction at 23rd Avenue. There is a tremendous amount of congestion at this chokepoint, especially since South Edmonton Common (power centre, yay!) was built.

So I suppose this will be a real beltway for Edmonton?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #1131
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Are there any more pictures?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #1132
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Quebec Autoroute

I don't know if a thread for Quebec's Autoroutes exists. If there is, can somebody give me the link? Otherwise, enjoy!
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #1133
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I believe there is one. I'll look up the link.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #1134
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I don't know if a thread for Quebec's Autoroutes exists. If there is, can somebody give me the link? Otherwise, enjoy!
On the very first page.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #1135
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Over here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=515046
Now this one can get
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #1136
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Does anyone have maps of proposed extensions?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #1137
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I don't think they ever will construct those ramps. They really serve no purpose as you only end up going back in the same direction you came from. Local Streets serve the purpose of connecting eb 401 to wb 403 and eb 403 to wb 401
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #1138
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Basically any portion that is west of Ontario will be twinned and anything east of Ontario thats not an Island. Portions around the large centres already are twinned, and some other portions are in the process of being twinned, ie west of Sudbury, west of the Soo.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #1139
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While I was in Montreal for 3 days last week, I noticed that most of the autoroutes are over capacity? Any news on upgrading them to 2x4 or 2X5?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:05 AM   #1140
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You know, take what you want from this, but I think that one of the reasons that northern ontario is unique, and worth the visit, is because it doesn't have any four lane highways.
agreed
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