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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 3:21 PM
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Um, this is a BC highway construction thread right? Alberta's this way:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=229644&page=7
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 7:09 PM
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Ya the Albertans bitch more about BC highways than BC people do lol!
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 7:31 PM
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It’s okay. Ontarians look at highways everywhere else in Canada and say, “What goatpath!”
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2019, 5:08 PM
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I'd say 4-laning the TCH outside Golden is a way higher priority than getting rid of some traffic lights. I get that everyone loves to have free-flowing traffic whenever possible but those intersections in Golden are not a big delay compared to the huge platoons of traffic you always get between Golden and Donald.
The only question I would have is potential safety issues at the Hwy 95 intersection if there were lights. It's located at the base of a significant hill so you would have situations where semis would have to come to a complete stop after coming down the hill, or where semis would have to start climbing it from a dead stopand take long time to get up to speed. The current signals are to the west and allow a little bit of runway, so it might not be as big an issue.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2019, 6:44 PM
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The only question I would have is potential safety issues at the Hwy 95 intersection if there were lights. It's located at the base of a significant hill so you would have situations where semis would have to come to a complete stop after coming down the hill, or where semis would have to start climbing it from a dead stopand take long time to get up to speed. The current signals are to the west and allow a little bit of runway, so it might not be as big an issue.
If the Highway 95 intersection ever needed lights, the lights would only impact the Eastbound TCH traffic. With the protected left entrance lane, there's no need to stop Westbound traffic. The steeper grade isn't right next to the intersection so it shouldn't be too hard on trucks going up. Compared to something like this intersection in Medicine Hat which is hell for truckers, it's a piece of cake.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2019, 8:50 PM
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If the Highway 95 intersection ever needed lights, the lights would only impact the Eastbound TCH traffic. With the protected left entrance lane, there's no need to stop Westbound traffic. The steeper grade isn't right next to the intersection so it shouldn't be too hard on trucks going up. Compared to something like this intersection in Medicine Hat which is hell for truckers, it's a piece of cake.
Did a little moving around on that Medicine Hat link and saw this:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.03426...2!8i6656?hl=en

I can't recall every seeing hitchhikers on Google Maps before.
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BC Hydro to start work this week on Highway 29 alignment

SCOTT BROOKS SEPTEMBER 18, 2019



FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has announced that it will begin work this week on the Highway 29 realignment east of Cache Creek.

According to Hydro, they will be preparing the site for the construction of a large embankment at the eastern end of the segment.

B.C. Hydro says they will be removing vegetation and soil to prepare the subgrade for the highway’s embankment and then will build the embankment using gravel from the Peaceview borrow area, located four kilometres west.

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https://www.energeticcity.ca/2019/09...-29-alignment/
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Ongoing construction of the McKenzie interchange project requires three upcoming lane closures. (Photo via the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Highway 1 lane closures planned for McKenzie interchange construction
New bridge deck to be placed during three night closures

DEVON BIDALSep. 25, 2019

https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/ne..._43JM2p_k-g1yQ
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Bids submitted for the replacement of Halfway River bridge

SCOTT BROOKS OCTOBER 1, 2019


An artist rendering of the new Halfway River bridge. Source B.C. Hydro

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bids have been submitted for the replacement of the Halfway River bridge.

As part of B.C. Hydro’s project to realign Highway 29 for the Site C reservoir, four bridges will need to be replaced, with the Halfway River bridge as a top priority.

The cost to build a new 1,042-metre bridge is estimated to be between $104 million to $134 million.

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https://www.energeticcity.ca/2019/10...JNFVgcC25BEoaA
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