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Old Posted Nov 8, 2015, 12:36 AM
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Without having a grass median in between opposing lanes, it doesn't leave anywhere for excess rocks and debris to go. Not to mention the center median (in areas that even have one) has no space between it, and the lanes. Everything is so crammed together. Its not uncommon to be driving on a highway in BC and have a semi trailer pass you while literally spraying rocks at your car like a machine gun. Makes me cringe
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2015, 5:55 PM
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Without having a grass median in between opposing lanes, it doesn't leave anywhere for excess rocks and debris to go. Not to mention the center median (in areas that even have one) has no space between it, and the lanes. Everything is so crammed together. Its not uncommon to be driving on a highway in BC and have a semi trailer pass you while literally spraying rocks at your car like a machine gun. Makes me cringe
Totally true. I had a rock fall out of a dump truck once that left a massive crack in my windshield. Had there been a real divided highway, it would have merely fell into the median.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2015, 9:06 PM
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Apparently the new sections of the 401 are not real divided highways. Who knew?

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Old Posted Dec 16, 2015, 1:02 AM
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Apparently the new sections of the 400 are not real divided highways. Who knew?
Actually, most of the 400 series highways that are over 4 lanes are in the same thinking...
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2015, 5:07 AM
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Actually, most of the 400 series highways that are over 4 lanes are in the same thinking...
Yeah, and I actually meant 401...lol
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2015, 1:27 PM
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Yeah, and I actually meant 401...lol
400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 409, 410, 417, 427, etc....
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2017, 3:16 AM
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For Manitobans:
If the government is to twin Highway 1 east of Falcan Lake, what's the problem with using PR 301 as the new eastbound lanes, and the current route of HWY 1 as westbound lanes?
Lol, from the map, that part of HWY 1 looks twinned until one zooms in.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:35 PM
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Is there a way to see a map of the current twinned highways in Canada?
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:48 PM
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Is there a way to see a map of the current twinned highways in Canada?
Some people on here are probably geeky enough to be able to tell you offhand which ones of them are or aren't.

Are you curious about any in particular?
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 10:02 PM
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Actually, I just found these cool maps that map the number of lanes of major roads as well as speed limit:

http://product.itoworld.com/map/179?...1.43948&zoom=4

Pretty cool stuff. Seems most of it is twinned other than eastern BC, most of northern Ontario and NL and parts of NS.

Can't find a way to filter out the pesky red roads which are 2 lanes though.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 10:07 PM
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Actually, I just found these cool maps that map the number of lanes of major roads as well as speed limit:

http://product.itoworld.com/map/179?...1.43948&zoom=4

Pretty cool stuff. Seems most of it is twinned other than eastern BC, most of northern Ontario and NL and parts of NS.

Can't find a way to filter out the pesky red roads which are 2 lanes though.
Yes, the main TCH route is basically twinned all across the Prairie provinces. The secondary TCH Yellowhead route is mostly twinned as well.

In Quebec the main TCH route is all twinned except for a 40-km segment south of Rivière-du-Loup.

The main TCH route in NB is twinned from the QC to NS borders, but the TCH spur route that goes to the bridge to PEI is not.

The TCH is pretty much twinned for all but a short segment in mainland Nova Scotia, but on Cape Breton island it's mostly two lanes.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 10:19 PM
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It's just weird that google maps does not color the highways accordingly. It makes it look as though almost none of the highways are twinned.
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It's because google only colours motorways, which have no at grade intersections. The prairies and much of BC are twinned, but have at grade intersections still. So they are coloured as regular highways.
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Google has also softened the shade considerably on its maps so the difference between freeways and lesser roads is almost indistinguishably now.
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Google has also softened the shade considerably on its maps so the difference between freeways and lesser roads is almost indistinguishably now.
I noticed too.
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Yes, the main TCH route is basically twinned all across the Prairie provinces. The secondary TCH Yellowhead route is mostly twinned as well.
The Yellowhead is not twinned (except at for about 2km at Russell) in Manitoba. They are slowly twinning east of Saskatoon and its presently twinned to just west of the Bradwell turnoff. The rest of the Yellowhead is twinned from Saskatoon to just east of the Jasper National Park entrance in Alberta.
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It's lame, they've done it all over and it just looks like my monitor is broken now, really washed out.
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The Yellowhead is not twinned (except at for about 2km at Russell) in Manitoba. They are slowly twinning east of Saskatoon and its presently twinned to just west of the Bradwell turnoff. The rest of the Yellowhead is twinned from Saskatoon to just east of the Jasper National Park entrance in Alberta.
For B.C., sometimes I wonder if the twinning of TCH should have instead gone down 16 until Prince George, then 97 until Cashe Creek, then 1 towards Hope.
I mean, the terrain along HWY 16 doesn’t seem too bad.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2018, 3:01 AM
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on Google Maps, the ''traffic'' option will give you the highways.

Quebec's road network , interactive map
https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/igo2/a...lation_routier
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2018, 6:22 PM
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The Yellowhead is not twinned (except at for about 2km at Russell) in Manitoba. They are slowly twinning east of Saskatoon and its presently twinned to just west of the Bradwell turnoff. The rest of the Yellowhead is twinned from Saskatoon to just east of the Jasper National Park entrance in Alberta.
The MB government recently added a lot of passing lanes for the stretch of Hwy 16 from where it meets the Trans Canada to Minnedosa. This has helped most traffic issues, and that stretch of highway probably does not warrant twinning anytime soon, except around some towns.

Most eastbound traffic from Edmonton/Saskatoon will take Saskatchewan's Hwy 11 to the TCH rather than 16 east of Saskatoon. Much safer, although this adds about 45 km to the journey, but generally higher speeds on twinned highways helps keep the time to travel that distance about the same.

The only major improvements Hwy 16 in Manitoba would need is to repave the old crumbling sections west of Minnedosa and an interchange at Hwy 16 (a lot of major accidents there this past summer)
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