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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #1141
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Another reason why Ontario hasn't twinned the TCH in northern Ontario is that we have our hands full with trying to keep up with volume down south. The 401 alone needs constant attention and expansion; that alone represents more traffic than anywhere else in Canada.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #1142
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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #1143
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Any word on when the EB 401 to WB 403 and EB 403 to WB 401 ramps will be constructed?
The EB 403 to WB 401 ramp is "roughed in", you can actually see where people have tried to use it behind the 3rd and 4th support column of the WB 401 to NB 410 ramp. I don't think they'd ever get around to an EB 401 to WB 403 though, given the land constraints. While completing the interchange would essentially allow you to make a big U-Tun on the highway there is some merit for the ramp to WB 401. You still get traffic from the Eglinton and Cawthra/Eastgate exits that would love to get to the 401 without having to sit at traffic lights up Dixie or Hurontario, both of which are 2 major streets away from the 403. The ramp's already there, just pave it. But I'm thinking they're waiting until the Collector Lanes get extended past Kennedy Rd. before they actually do that. The only other option if one insists on taking the highway is to do a U-Turn at the Courtney Park exits.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #1144
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #1145
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Old July 1st, 2008, 12:20 AM   #1146
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DRIC GreenLink / Windsor-Essex Parkway

I have seen renderings of maps and scenes of the future Highway 401 extension, but nothing regarding the plazas or road/highway connections on the US side.

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Old July 1st, 2008, 12:21 AM   #1147
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DRIC GreenLink / Windsor-Essex Parkway

Why don't they integrate the E.C. Row Expressway into the new corridor as it reaches the border instead of having two expressways run side-by-side?

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Old July 1st, 2008, 11:04 PM   #1148
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Does anyone have maps of proposed extensions?
Sorry Swaugh havent seen any but discovered that Hydro Quebec plan a major hydro scheme on the Mecatina River,This will surely hasten the Route 138 eastern extension.

Also looking at a surveyors site learn that they had been commissioned by Quebec DOT to survey the route from Natashquan to Kegaska including the bridge over the Natashquan river. Question: if a ferry works just fine at Tadoussac why not at this site?
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 01:34 AM   #1149
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Sorry Swaugh havent seen any but discovered that Hydro Quebec plan a major hydro scheme on the Mecatina River,This will surely hasten the Route 138 eastern extension.

Also looking at a surveyors site learn that they had been commissioned by Quebec DOT to survey the route from Natashquan to Kegaska including the bridge over the Natashquan river. Question: if a ferry works just fine at Tadoussac why not at this site?
You mean MTQ (Québec Ministère des Transports), but thanks anyway.
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I am planning to drive the James Bay highway up to Radisson this August or September.
Can any one tell me whether the Rupert river has aleady been diverted or will I be able to see the rapids in their original form?
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Old July 18th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #1151
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Some really exciting new highways are proposed in Northern Canada.
1 Up the west shore of Hudson Bay from Gillam, Manitoba to Rankin Inlet in Inuvit.(1200KM)
2 All weather road along the Mackenzie river valley to Inuvik. In part replacing existing winter road.
3 Winter road NE from Yellowknife to be replaced with an all weather road. ( this is the highway featured in the TV series " Ice Road Truckers')
4 A highway southwest from Bathurst Inlet to link up with 3 above at Contwoyto Lake giving a route from Yellowknife to the Arctic Ocean.
Anyone got more detailed info on these projects?
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:34 AM   #1152
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The Turcot Interchange was shut much of day this last Friday. A few cars got swallowed by a behemoth of a pot hole, something like 2 metres long with a depth of two to three feet is what English CBC kept barking that afternoon rush-hour...



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Any news on upgrading them to 2x4 or 2X5?
Damn, I wish I could write you that every single one of them's going to be railed instead of asphalted!



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Does anyone have maps of proposed extensions?
Maybe the Ministère's website does...in addition to 'ringing' Aut 30 around the southshore, the Ministère intends on extending Aut 25 up to Aut 640, thereby constructing a new bridge to the northshore that they'd like to equip with electronic tolls




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Can any one tell me whether the Rupert river has aleady been diverted or will I be able to see the rapids in their original form?
Sorry, I forgot about our bush...few trains come and go from the island here, (really!) I didn't know that's what we momentarily subject rivers to here...
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #1153
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Old July 24th, 2008, 06:37 AM   #1154
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My girlfriend and I recently purchased our first car together (guess I'll be spending more time in here than in transit threads and forums for awhile ), and let me give you this little piece of advice:

If you are taking the 404 south past the 401 and on to the DVP, HAVE A PASSENGER WITH YOU SO YOU CAN USE THE HOV LANES!!! Otherwise, park at the subway or take Don Mills or Bayview down.

Going against the rush hour, it took almost 30 minutes to get from Sheppard to south of the 401!!!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #1155
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Cool pics. Is that the 403 or the 407?

BTW, lots of power lines in the distance.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #1156
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What a massive concrete mess.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #1157
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The first three photos are of the 407 near Brampton. The highway was built in the vacant lands of a hydro corridor. The final section is a recently widened stretch of the 401 between Windsor and Tilbury.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #1158
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What a massive concrete mess.
I couldn't agree with you more. Pretty much everything in Ontario was smooth asphalt until the 407's construction in the 1990's. Not only is concrete ugly, its noisy too!

Now other highways are having concrete resurfacing done. This includes the 401 east of Windsor. Its still not as noisy as the concrete US interstates, but enough to annoy you.

But with climbing asphalt prices, using the smooth surface is costing more and more these days.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #1159
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I noticed that the QEW is only about 5 miles (8 kilometers for you guys) from Highway 406 and the outskirts of Welland. Has the province ever considered a 400-series spur route to Welland? Then again, would one even be needed?
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Old July 25th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #1160
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I couldn't agree with you more. Pretty much everything in Ontario was smooth asphalt until the 407's construction in the 1990's. Not only is concrete ugly, its noisy too!

Now other highways are having concrete resurfacing done. This includes the 401 east of Windsor. Its still not as noisy as the concrete US interstates, but enough to annoy you.

But with climbing asphalt prices, using the smooth surface is costing more and more these days.
Historically speaking, most new highways are first completed with concrete. Think 401 across the top of Toronto, it was opened as a concrete highway in the 1960s, and was paved over in the 80s and 90s. I am sure this will be the case with the new highways as well.

Though, you will have to wait a while to see highways paved again.

(Of note, the original concrete surface laid out in the 1950s is still buried under pretty much all of the 401 between Windsor and Chatham.)
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