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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:09 PM   #1621
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^ The separatist movement has been pretty quiet of late. It's been nice.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 08:50 PM   #1622
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I've heard a lot about Quebec separatism, probably more than most Americans.

Well on second thought, I actually haven't heard much. But I do know for sure that it's very serious.

A lot of that comes from looking for pictures of police cars, and i've found that a large proportion of the pictures of Montreal police cars show burned-out bits of charcoal.



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Old August 2nd, 2010, 09:43 PM   #1623
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I dont think that this is the right place to discuss a complex issue like this - especially if someone shows up with pictures of burning police cars. I dont get the link, seriously...
lets focus on roads again here...

long live canada, long live ALL the provinces
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:06 PM   #1624
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To be fair to Quebec, a police car got torched in Toronto during G20 a couple of months ago. Not Ontario's proudest moment either.

On the plus side for Quebec, there has been a renaissance of highway spending of late. A new bridge linking Montreal to Laval will be completed next year, complete with an extension of A-25. Also, work commenced on the future A-30/20 interchange this year. Montreal will finally have a proper by-pass by 2013.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:54 AM   #1625
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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.
Tell that to anyone who's ever tried to function in French in Toronto or Vancouver.

The Canadian federal government functions in both languages across the country. Most - not all - provincial governments are monolingual - French in Quebec, English elsewhere. Some provinces have elected leaders who complain about having to see French on their cereal boxes....

Faults on both sides, and it's not my place to take sides. But the situation fascinates me and I've been to Quebec many times, so I've read up on it and I know stuff....
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 02:30 AM   #1626
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To be fair to Quebec, a police car got torched in Toronto during G20 a couple of months ago. Not Ontario's proudest moment either.

On the plus side for Quebec, there has been a renaissance of highway spending of late. A new bridge linking Montreal to Laval will be completed next year, complete with an extension of A-25. Also, work commenced on the future A-30/20 interchange this year. Montreal will finally have a proper by-pass by 2013.
Does Montreal need a bypass? People travelling through to Ontario or New Brunswick have to pass through Montreal regardless of whether they want to or not - I think that's more because of its geographical location. A bypass around Montreal would make the trip longer, I would think. The A20 glides right through on to and from Ontario... where could the bypass go that would make the trip faster?
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:01 AM   #1627
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Does Montreal need a bypass? People travelling through to Ontario or New Brunswick have to pass through Montreal regardless of whether they want to or not - I think that's more because of its geographical location. A bypass around Montreal would make the trip longer, I would think. The A20 glides right through on to and from Ontario... where could the bypass go that would make the trip faster?
If the A30 were completed between the A20 west of Montreal and the A20 east of Montreal along the South Shore it would be faster than cutting right through Montreal
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:45 AM   #1628
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^ And Montreal desperately needs its by-pass. A-20 has traffic signals through Dorion, and is very slow. Even if you take A-20, the Champlain Bridge is rammed for pretty much the entire day. Tunnel-Lafontaine is better, but to get through Montreal from the Tunnel you have to use the Metropolitan, which is pretty useless at most times of the day. Plus, the Lafontaine Tunnel is only going to get worse with the completion of the new A-25 bridge to Laval.

A-30 is going to be a life saver ... until, of course, the development along the South Shore that the new highway will inevitably bring, creates congestion on the 30 as well.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 09:54 PM   #1629
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A new bridge linking Montreal to Laval will be completed next year, complete with an extension of A-25..
Any more info, possible some pictures from the construction site?
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Any more info, possible some pictures from the construction site?
http://www.a25.com/

http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/portal/pag...achevement_a25
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Old August 4th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #1631
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Wow, I had no idea Montreal was that backed up... For the best traffic management system in the country, it's in need of significant rerouting. Before people start blasting Montreal for its need of structural upgrading, I agree; I think Montreal's system and planning is the best in the country - possibly North America.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #1632
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Some new photos of Highway 401 I took on a trip from London to Windsor.

6 lanes and a concrete surface. To my knowledge, this is the only part of Highway 401 that is concrete. I hate concrete as it is bumpy, but the drive was exceptionally smooth compared to the US Interstates.
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The 401 is being reconstructed in Windsor in preparation for the Windsor-Essex Parkway.
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One of the new ONroute service centres on the 400-Series. This one is near Tilbury.
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...And that's it for now. Most of the drive between Windsor and London is pretty boring, and drivers seem to lose focus here and there. Thus, accidents happen here regularly.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #1633
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What are these ONroute service centres?
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #1634
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Are there any ongoing projects on Trans Canada Highway in BC? Big part of it is still two lane highway. Any twinning?
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #1635
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Are there any ongoing projects on Trans Canada Highway in BC? Big part of it is still two lane highway. Any twinning?
Not really. There are plans to 4 lane a section of Hwy 1 est of Kamloops. Some very early preparatory work, as well as relocation of power lines has already taken place. Hwy 1 is being widened from Vancouver to east of Surrey, including the replacement of the existing Port Mann Bridge.

Here's a list of all the projects in BC for this year:
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje..._alphalist.htm

Websites for specific projects:

Port Mann/Hwy 1 (replace existing Port Mann Bridge and widen Hwy 1 motorway):
http://www.pmh1project.com/construct...px#PROJECTWIDE
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Old August 9th, 2010, 04:22 AM   #1636
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OnRoute is just the fancy new name for Ontario's new service centres. The province has been reconstructing Highway 401 service centres for the past few years. Most of the old centres dated back to the 1960s, and were disgusting.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1637
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So how long is the 401?
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Old August 10th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #1638
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According to Wikipedia, 816.6 km.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 07:16 AM   #1639
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Are there any ongoing projects on Trans Canada Highway in BC? Big part of it is still two lane highway. Any twinning?
1. Kicking Horse Canyon section in eastern BC (near Rocky Mountains)

~25 km twinning continuing (to include viaducts, tunnels, rock sheds)

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse/index.htm

2. East of Kamloops

~16 km twinning in early stages

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/sur...c-874.htm#hwy1

3. Other Misc projects in eastern BC

~ 5 - 10 km twinning underway

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje...ltop/scope.htm

4. Metro Vancouver

New 10-lane Port Mann Bridge plus fwy upgrades underway:







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Old August 11th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #1640
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According to Wikipedia, 816.6 km.
Odd... according to MTO the 401 is 817.9km

By the way, that's one heck of an upgrade to Highway 1 in Vancouver. That'll be Canada's second widest stretch of highway when all done. At present, is any stretch of highway in BC have a sustained configuration of more than six lanes even?
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