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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 3:54 AM
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For someone from the west coast the winters still look pretty cold. Colder than the South Okanagan with an extremely delayed spring (June's average high is only just above 12 degrees, not to mention how terrible March, April and May look to be). The warmest month does not even average above 20 for a high (18.7, which is akin to the outer coast of Vancouver Island), it has over 100 days with fog, and has 1427 hours of sunshine and 74 days of measurable snowfall.

IMO it seems to largely get the worst of both worlds climatically between mild oceanic and continental.

It helps prove how sometimes latitude can be misleading.
Well, the impact of latitude doesn't necessarily show up in those statistics. If you go farther south the sun is higher in the sky, brighter, and warmer even if the air temperature is not. It's somewhat noticeable just going from Ontario or Nova Scotia (42-45) to around here (49), or from here to Edmonton (53).

Vancouver's warmer than Windsor on average right now but the sun reaches the same angle in Windsor on December 11 that it does in Vancouver on November 6, or Edmonton on October 24. The southern parts of Eastern Canada get a lot more nice sunny winter days than we do here, partly due to the difference in cloud cover but also partly due to latitude. The difference is quite noticeable. It is huge if you go down to San Francisco, which is 37 degrees, closer in latitude to some eastern cities than they are to Vancouver.

Of course St-Pierre and Miquelon have pretty awful weather no matter how you slice it. Newfoundland is in the same boat. The nice time of year is incredibly short. In St-Pierre it is really only August. 1 month of quasi-summer, 3 months of spring, 3 months of autumn, and 5 months of winter. Kill me now.
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Newly twinned section of Route 11 now open
21 December 2017
SHEDIAC (GNB) – The newly twinned section of Route 11, between Route 15 and Shediac River, officially opened to traffic today.

“Your government is committed to investing in strategic infrastructure renewal to improve the safety and efficiency of our transportation network,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Route 11 is an important trade corridor in the eastern part of New Brunswick. This upgrade will support economic development in the region.”

The federal and provincial governments invested a total of $64.8 million in the project. The 6.8-kilometre, four-lane controlled access highway bypass includes a new interchange, as well as a new grade separation and modifications to three existing interchanges.

Reconfiguration of the Route 15/Route 132 interchange in Scoudouc to a diamond interchange will take place in 2018.

“The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in transportation infrastructure help improve traffic flow along vital highway corridors,” said Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “This important Route 11 improvement project will allow Shediac residents to spend less time on the road and more time with their families. It will also make it easier for businesses to get their goods to market.”

LeBlanc spoke on behalf of Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi.

Strategic investments in infrastructure are a key component of the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan, the province’s framework for growing the economy and creating jobs.
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News Release
Transportation and Infrastructure
Newly twinned section of Route 11 now open
21 December 2017
SHEDIAC (GNB) – The newly twinned section of Route 11, between Route 15 and Shediac River, officially opened to traffic today.

“Your government is committed to investing in strategic infrastructure renewal to improve the safety and efficiency of our transportation network,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Route 11 is an important trade corridor in the eastern part of New Brunswick. This upgrade will support economic development in the region.”

The federal and provincial governments invested a total of $64.8 million in the project. The 6.8-kilometre, four-lane controlled access highway bypass includes a new interchange, as well as a new grade separation and modifications to three existing interchanges.

Reconfiguration of the Route 15/Route 132 interchange in Scoudouc to a diamond interchange will take place in 2018.

“The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in transportation infrastructure help improve traffic flow along vital highway corridors,” said Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “This important Route 11 improvement project will allow Shediac residents to spend less time on the road and more time with their families. It will also make it easier for businesses to get their goods to market.”

LeBlanc spoke on behalf of Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi.

Strategic investments in infrastructure are a key component of the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan, the province’s framework for growing the economy and creating jobs.
What about the rest?
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2017, 2:04 PM
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The rest of Route 11? Unlikely unless future Liberal governments think it's in their best interests to twin the whole highway to Bathurst for political gain.

Route 11 feasibly should only be twinned north until Richibucto or so. Anything beyond that fails to meet traffic count requirements.
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They have cleared brush for the second ROW up as far as nearly Bouctouche, a distance of about 20km. There is funding in place for this section, and they will progressively roll out this new section of divided highway over the next five years or so.

Frankly I don't think Highway 11 needs to be divided beyond Bouctouche. This section of highway would take in the entire northern exurban commuter watershed of Moncton. Bouctouche also has a couple of important tourism attractions in the summer (Pays de la Sagouine & La Dune de Bouctouche Eco-Park). Traffic on Highway 11 drops off noticeably north of Bouctouche (I think JHikka is being a little generous by stating that the highway should be divided to Richibucto).

I will go so far as to state that the highway should be divided to just beyond Bouctouche. Right now, the province and the feds have cheaped out by promising to divide the highway to just before the town. By doing so, they avoid the need to build two bridges over rivers, and reconstruct two interchanges (one of which is problematic).

The new 11/15 interchange at Shediac is very nice and is quite reminiscent of the Highway 1/2 interchange at Riverglade where the TCH west of Moncton splits into roadways heading to Fredericton and Saint John.
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Merry Christmas everyone ! Joyeux Noël à tous !
My new video is online!
Here's the Scenic Route 155 to La Tuque, along the St-Maurice River through the Laurentian hills at fall. Enjoy !

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