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Old July 15th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #1321
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And here on the west coast in British Columbia, there have been visions of a 30-40 km 4-lane bridge/underground tunnel/undersea tunnel from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, costing as much as $20 billion.....quite difficult to build considering this is an earthquake zone.

No such bridge will ever be built. To cover its costs tolls of about $200 would be needed. The only way to make such a project viable would be to dismantle the BC Ferry fleet and furthermore prohibit any other company from providing a cheap ferry passage as an alternative.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 07:34 AM   #1322
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hum... talking about canadian highways... Montreal is finally gonna get a belt way with the completion of highway 30... isn't it nice? I know it's a bit off topic as everybody is talking about Toronto but hey! Montreal's cool too!
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Old July 16th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #1323
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No such bridge will ever be built. To cover its costs tolls of about $200 would be needed. The only way to make such a project viable would be to dismantle the BC Ferry fleet and furthermore prohibit any other company from providing a cheap ferry passage as an alternative.
If Vancouver Island had the population of Japan or Taiwan I'd see the reason for it, but there just isn't enough people on the island to warrant its construction.

Ferry service seems fine to me.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #1324
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hum... talking about canadian highways... Montreal is finally gonna get a belt way with the completion of highway 30... isn't it nice? I know it's a bit off topic as everybody is talking about Toronto but hey! Montreal's cool too!
Are there any plans to get a full ring, i.e. connect highway 30 and 640?
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Old July 24th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #1325
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Are there any plans to get a full ring, i.e. connect highway 30 and 640?
well BAPE called for a bridge or a tunnel under Saint-Laurent river east of the city, in Repentigny and Varennes, but it is just a suggestion from a comittee that has no political power and MTQ hasn't done anything yet that would suggest such a connection between both highways.

There are also some talks about a bridge over Deux-Montagnes lake to connect both highways west of Montreal, in Vaudreuil.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #1326
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Has work finished on the QEW in St. Catharines yet? Also, is there any discussion of extending the expressway portion of Highway 406 from Port Robinson Road south to the terminus at Main Street in Welland?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #1327
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This is a rare sight:

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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:34 AM   #1328
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Damn that thing is huge. Why was it empty?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #1329
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I'm almost sure that this pic is 401 on Yonge Street....maybe Bayview...kinda odd because last time I was there, it was packed.

Maybe it was taken on a very early Sunday morning or something.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 05:35 AM   #1330
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I'm almost sure that this pic is 401 on Yonge Street....maybe Bayview...kinda odd because last time I was there, it was packed.

Maybe it was taken on a very early Sunday morning or something.
Yup Bayview it is!

It is pretty odd for it to be empty, even during 3 am drives i see it with quite a bit of traffic at times
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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #1331
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Looooooong time-exposure with a very, very tiny aperture (makes moving vehicles vanish)?



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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:53 AM   #1332
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Maybe it was during that explosion that shut down the 401 for a section?
Something to that effect happened last year
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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:54 AM   #1333
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^ This was taken in the aftermath of the Sunrise propane explosion. The 401 was closed from the 404 to the 400 for a day as a precaution.

Awesome photo.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #1334
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^ This was taken in the aftermath of the Sunrise propane explosion. The 401 was closed from the 404 to the 400 for a day as a precaution.

Awesome photo.
Correct.

This reminds me of those ultra-wide streets in Pyongyang. Only a select few can afford cars so the roads are barely used.

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Old August 17th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #1335
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thats someone else's photo editing ,and yes it was taken during last year's Explosion in Toronto, it was a week before my GTA Vacation so i was watching the CBC news Closely
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Old August 17th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #1336
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Indeed, Nexis.

This is typically what the 401 looks like on a normal day:
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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #1337
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Old August 25th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #1338
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nice highways
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Old September 16th, 2009, 07:28 AM   #1339
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This is pretty dam wide:

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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #1340
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This is pretty dam wide:
The picture? Or the freeway? Or both?
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