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Old July 17th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #1601
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Does the 102 have a third northbound lane, but only two southbound lanes?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 05:45 AM   #1602
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That's right; the 102 is a 2x3 from the 118 junction to a few kilometers after Exit 6.

Before the 102 was fully developed and twinned, it was a three lane undivided highway with a centre passing lane. When it was twinned the new configuration left the northbound direction with three lanes.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #1603
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Also, does Nova Scotia not use dashed lines to separate the lanes on its highways?

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Old July 18th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #1604
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Also, does Nova Scotia not use dashed lines to separate the lanes on its highways?

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Nah, that's the illusion due to the motion blur on the video.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #1605
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It just looks like that because of how much it's sped up.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1606
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really nice video of NS 102. How is rush hour up in Halifax? are there any black spots? Following the highways on google.maps, halifax doesn't seem to have many really wide freeways which seems to be quite reasonable refering to the overall size of the metro area. Except a stretch of NS 111 around the MicMac Mall. Do you have photos pf this part of the beltway?

And are there any plans to connect the terminus of NS 111 with NS 102 in Halifax? Are there a lot of problems with congestion?

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Old July 19th, 2010, 06:37 AM   #1607
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really nice video of NS 102. How is rush hour up in Halifax? are there any black spots? Following the highways on google.maps, halifax doesn't seem to have many really wide freeways which seems to be quite reasonable refering to the overall size of the metro area. Except a stretch of NS 111 around the MicMac Mall. Do you have photos pf this part of the beltway?

And are there any plans to connect the terminus of NS 111 with NS 102 in Halifax? Are there a lot of problems with congestion?
Rush hour is pretty smooth unless there are problems on either the MacKay or MacDonald Bridges. If there's an accident on the MacKay Halifax-bound, the 111 can be backed up like a parking lot as far as route 207. The 111 can be equally backed from the exit to the 207 to as far as the MacKay during evening rush hour.

Congestion is not such a problem on the 100-series highways as much as it is on our secondary routes. At rush hour it's impossible to get anywhere quickly as Halifax's major streets (Robie, Connaught, Oxford, North, Barrington, Quinpool) are all stop and go. On the Dartmouth side it's alright unless you're on Victoria Road or Main Street. The 207 backs up badly enough that it spills into the 111 at that exit. It can take more than 20 minutes to get through Burnside on Windmill Road to Trunk 33 (Bedford Bypass).

The 111 is the busiest highway east of Montreal with an AADT of some 60-70,000. At its widest it's 12 lanes. I don't have photos, unfortunately, but I do have some video on my YouTube channel. Here's a link to all of the 111 starting from Woodside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbXFrT6DIY

You can check this one out too to see some moderate congestion during rush hour. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKwn9WpTh2o

And here is some major rush hour congestion Halifax-bound on the MacKay portion of the 111. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOao-m2H_KA

There aren't any plans to connect the 111 to the 102 because it's simply not necessary. If you want to head north toward the 104 in Truro, it's faster for Haligonians to take the 111 and 118 rather than looping around on the 102 around Bedford. The 102 on the Halifax side is used mostly as ring road for commuters living in 'mainland' Halifax. For travelling further people will take the Mackay/111 and 118 because it's faster and more direct.

I hope I was helpful.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:22 AM   #1608
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As all have said above me, great video CptSchmidt!


Here's an interesting photo of Highway 401 I found. It seems as though the collector lanes have their own collector lanes. What's up with that?
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Anyone from the Toronto area able to explain how this can be? I would like to know!
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Old July 19th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #1609
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As all have said above me, great video CptSchmidt!


Here's an interesting photo of Highway 401 I found. It seems as though the collector lanes have their own collector lanes. What's up with that?
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Anyone from the Toronto area able to explain how this can be? I would like to know!
^ It's the westbound off-ramp to Highway 2A.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 05:30 AM   #1610
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This is Nova Scotia's Highway 104 between Truro and New Brunswick, which is also part of the Trans Canada Highway. It was raining pretty bad at parts. When it's sunny, this is a really nice drive - especially through the Cobequid Pass.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 07:38 PM   #1611
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Autoroute 15 - Quebec:





This is a really nice freeway to drive.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 08:08 PM   #1612
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This is Nova Scotia's Highway 104 between Truro and New Brunswick, which is also part of the Trans Canada Highway. It was raining pretty bad at parts. When it's sunny, this is a really nice drive - especially through the Cobequid Pass.
I have a question. What's with that little stretch of concrete highway in the westbound lanes, (its in your video) at the west end of the Cobequid Pass. Seems kind of out of place.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 06:28 AM   #1613
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I have a question. What's with that little stretch of concrete highway in the westbound lanes, (its in your video) at the west end of the Cobequid Pass. Seems kind of out of place.
I'm not sure where you mean. How far into the video? I don't remember there being concrete surfacing - maybe it's possible that some of the road is wet and some is dry, making it look like concrete? I'm not sure.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 10:10 AM   #1614
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^ it's at about 6:11 in your video. The concrete section is quite short -- maybe only 500 or 600m or so, and only in the westbound lane.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1615
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The road, highway which passes by inside Toronto, i am talking about the waterfront route is a highway?
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:35 AM   #1616
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^ it's at about 6:11 in your video. The concrete section is quite short -- maybe only 500 or 600m or so, and only in the westbound lane.
Hmm. I see what you mean... I'm not sure. I'll get back to you if I come across anything.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 03:41 PM   #1617
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I know that Quebec primarily is a French-speaking province, and also that some people from Quebec don't speak English - what happens if someone who doesn't speak French gets stopped by a police officer who only speaks French? Or are cops in Quebec required to be able to speak both French and English?
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:10 PM   #1618
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probably not. there have been laws in Quebec that have forbidden businesses from including English on store signs in the past.

That said, there are a lot of Anglophones around Montreal -- its still a predominantly French city, but chances are any cop that sees interest in an out of jurisdiction license plate would have some ability to speak English.

Other areas of Quebec, probably not so much.
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probably not. there have been laws in Quebec that have forbidden businesses from including English on store signs in the past.

That said, there are a lot of Anglophones around Montreal -- its still a predominantly French city, but chances are any cop that sees interest in an out of jurisdiction license plate would have some ability to speak English.

Other areas of Quebec, probably not so much.
Really thats weird , while the rest of Canada has to bend over backwards with 2 languages? Why don't they just secede form the Union? I had no problem on my 2005 trip , except at the fast food places.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:51 PM   #1620
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Really thats weird , while the rest of Canada has to bend over backwards with 2 languages? Why don't they just secede form the Union? I had no problem on my 2005 trip , except at the fast food places.
Corey, just do a Google search on the term "Quebec separatism" and your eyes will open WIDE!



The Canadian confederation is far more tenuous than most people on the USA side of the line can imagine.

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