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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:48 AM   #1661
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Golden Ears Bridge... An clear case of EPIC FAIL!!!! The dumb f**ks at TransLink figured that everyone would shift to the bridge once the Albion/Ft. Langley ferry was shut down. WRONG!!! If I had the money, I'd get the ferries going again, as the route between Maple Ridge and Langley via the ferry, is MUCH shorter.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:44 PM   #1662
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In San Francisco, they stopped the ferries, but when the Bay Bridge was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake they had to re-start the ferries "temporarily", but they are still going.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 01:43 AM   #1663
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As long as ferries don't demand public subsidies and can recoup their expenses from fares paid, that would be fine.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 05:01 AM   #1664
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The problem with BC highways/bridges is that they never properly interline with other roads. The Golden Ears stops 1km short of the TCH but requires going thru regular traffic to get there. This will be th same as the South Fraser Perimetre Road. Incredibly poor planning. They could build an entire freeway Langley/Cloverdale bypass right now but they aren't going to so it will be developed and another fast route option will be gone.
BC truly has Canada's worse highway system. The Island Highway was suppose to be freeway from Ladysmith to Campbell River but thanks to Glen Clarke who demanded all contracts be with only unionized labour they ran out of money and now there stop lights all along the route. The Nanaimo Parkway was to be a bypass for the city but instead is just another 4 lane road as it's small stretch has 4 intersections/lights.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 05:52 AM   #1665
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These 401 highways are like Esfahan Expressways. They have sideroads that sim to be a local road
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1666
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Such a configuration is more like that of freeways in parts of the US (like in many parts of Texas), where local access roads exist parallel to the freeways.

The 401 is a bit different, because those outer collector lanes are part of the freeway and are built to the same standards, and as such are not local side roads.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #1667
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Just like here in many places, where there are frontage roads next to major highways. Not just freeways (motorways) either.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #1668
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Highway 406 construction south of Thorold, near Welland: followers of this thread might already know that the true expressway portion of 406 was recently extended south to Port Robinson Road. The expressway portion is apparently being expanded further south, almost to Downtown Welland. It appears that a northbound side is being built next to the current road all the way over the old Welland Canal channel. Below are pictures of construction from the Merritton Road interchange.


Highway 406 is currently a two lane road at the intersection, but an overpass has been built, and traffic will eventually use the northbound side of the portion under the bridge, which still has grass and trees along the route.



An exit ramp area has been carved out of the woods. The northbound lanes have also been cleared.

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Old September 12th, 2010, 07:45 AM   #1669
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Here's a pic from roughly the mid-'60s of the 401 at Allen Rd.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #1670
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Allen road its near Toronto?
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Old September 12th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #1671
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Allen road its near Toronto?
Yea, ON 401 at Allen Rd in Toronto.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #1672
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Another set of pics from just north of where I live. Not the greatest quality, as the camera focused on the rain on the windscreen, but are still of interest.

HWY 5 N. (north) Speed limit is 100 km/h till the residential area of Heffley Creek, when the highway becomes two lanes and the limit drops to 90 km/h.


End of the 2+2




Nearing the village of McLure (where I would cross the river on the ferry) A passing lane is being constructed (2+2)






The McLure Ferry. On the west side of the N. Thompson River, is a local road that runs back to town. New docks are being built, as the current ones are reaching the end of their lifespan.





The ferry can carry 2 cars and 12 passengers plus the operator.


Westsyde Rd. is the local road I took. It hasn't changed much in 100 years, aside from being paved. Closer to town, it's been widened and re paved in the last year.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #1673
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^ Have you ever driven the Caribou Highway? I seem to recall the provincial government committed to twinning a lot of it during the past provincial election. Has that happened?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #1674
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^ Have you ever driven the Caribou Highway? I seem to recall the provincial government committed to twinning a lot of it during the past provincial election. Has that happened?
You mean 97 N? Nope Haven't driven it and it's been years since I was last traveled it as a passenger. I don't really know what all has been done. I do know that there is new 4 lane out of Prince George and the bridge over the Cottonwood River was replaced with a two lane structure.

Cariboo Connector:
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cariboo_connector/index.htm

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http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cariboo_connector/updates.htm
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:53 AM   #1675
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Another Youtube user made a video very similar to mine, which I like a lot:

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Old September 14th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #1676
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Another video. This time a time-lapse road trip up the Coquihalla Hwy (Hwy 5) commencing at the junction of Hwy 1/Hwy 9 just west of Hope, B.C. near the coast and then rising through the coastal mountains... hitting the interior plateau near Merritt B.C. and continuing on to Kamloops, B.C.

Notice the dramatic weather changes as one traverses through the coastal mountains and the mountain passes.

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Old September 14th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #1677
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The new A-25 Bridge in northern Montreal is almost completed. A-25 will use a new alignment between Laval and Montreal, to provide a continuous Autoroute into Montreal. The temporary A-25 lies a few kilometers to the southwest and ends on the arterial road network of Montreal. The new A-25 will provide the third continuous Autoroute crossing the Rivičre des Prairies.



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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #1678
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Another Youtube user made a video very similar to mine, which I like a lot:

It's amazing that the video was shot with an iphone. It rivals some of the best camcorders around!
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Old September 15th, 2010, 01:33 AM   #1679
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The 401 is gigantic!!.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 04:02 AM   #1680
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Gigantic is an understatement...and with all it's lanes in the GTA, you could still end up in a jam during rush hour.

However, the part between the 427 and 409 is the real choke-point, where there isn't any local/express lanes.
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