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Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 10:43 PM
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Odd, my impression was that it was stated that Kananaskis Country was a great alternative to Banff National Park - didn't think there was a comparison being made between highway 40 and the Trans-Canada highway.
That's what I meant.
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A portion of the Trans Canada Highway outside St. John's has been renamed the Highway of Heroes, featuring the Commonwealth's Poppy and our Forget-me-Not.



The Cape Shore Trail, between St. Bride's and Placentia...



And the secondary highway off the Cape Shore Trail to Ship Harbour, where Churchill and Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Accord during WWII. At least once a week I'm reminded of the line from Al Pittman's poem, "An island in the sky" - whether it's literally foggy, or even just the sky and sea blending together, suits us perfectly.



The buildings in the foreground are part of Fox Harbour, a town before Ship Harbour. The latter is actually along the coastline on the horizon on the upper right.

This one struck me because it broke what has until now been a rule for me on my road trips around the island: any of these little finger-highways that branch off of the trunk loop routes on every peninsula... generally they go somewhere impressive - a Bonavista or whatever. These secondary highways end in towns that were important enough to warrant building a highway after we joined Canada - so usually they have at least a few hundred people and lots of beautiful old buildings because they mattered in the 50s and 60s.

Ship Harbour, though... a half dozen bungalows. I wouldn't be convinced anyone even lived there before the 70s if not for the old graveyards around . Definitely not worth the excursion to the end of the road, and that's the first time I can say that here.
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Regina Bypass Update

This Monday the first of 12 Overpasses will open 3 months ahead of schedule!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHSxohUnk2w&t=47s

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Regina Bypass Update

This Monday the first of 12 Overpasses will open 3 months ahead of schedule!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHSxohUnk2w&t=47s

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Awesome !!
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 11:29 PM
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New video !

This time, I am Covering the NB2 ( New Brunswick Route 2) also part of the Trans-Canada Highway going through the Appalachian Hills.
The video starts near Hartland and goes to Edmundston near the Québec border for a total distance of ±142km in 10 minutes.
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If you want to experience high tolls then go to Mexico of all places. The tolls are very high even compared to the US & Canada and in relation to Mexican wages they are absolutely ridiculous.
Chinese road tolls are pretty high too, and the real problem with them is that every S (Provincial) and G (National) expressway is tolled almost without exception - there isn't a single inter-city expressway in the country that's toll free.
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Chinese road tolls are pretty high too, and the real problem with them is that every S (Provincial) and G (National) expressway is tolled almost without exception - there isn't a single inter-city expressway in the country that's toll free.
If they did that in Canada, we might have some good expressways.
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I read somewhere that in some countries new expressways are intentionally tolled heavily so that the poor people won't congest them, allowing more affluent people to get to places quickly. I think this was in Brazil or somewhere, but wouldn't be surprised there being some truth to it.
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If they did that in Canada, we might have some good expressways.
The 407 is a beautiful highway. Flows well all the time.
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The 407 is a beautiful highway. Flows well all the time.
It is also horrbly expensive.

I was thinking more of Pike pricing.
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That's why it is so expensive though. It's the free flowing alternative to the congested 401, and it needs to be priced as such to keep it that way. If you're ever in a time crunch it's nice knowing the 407 is there.
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New video !

This time, I am Covering the NB2 ( New Brunswick Route 2) also part of the Trans-Canada Highway going through the Appalachian Hills.
The video starts near Hartland and goes to Edmundston near the Québec border for a total distance of ±142km in 10 minutes.
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Nice video, nice to see my neck of the woods again. (And Woods it is hehehe)

A couple of things of note:

* The Hugh John Flemming Bridge is basically at Hartland. It's part of the original TCH, when it would cross the Saint John at Hartland and cross back at Florenceville. When the new highway was made, they decided to save 2 river crossings and stay on the west side of the river.

* While the border isn't that close, about a third of the way between Florenceville and Perth Andover, you can see a big windfarm on the hills in the distance. That windfarm is in Maine, on Mars Hill Mountain.

I just drove through that area twice over the Canada Day holiday. It's a nice drive overall, with just enough communities around to not feel like you're driving through the middle of nowhere (like you feel driving the Coles Island to Salisbury stretch of the same highway between Freddy and Moncton). It is still VERY rural; you'll see fields more than buildings.
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Nice video, nice to see my neck of the woods again. (And Woods it is hehehe)



* While the border isn't that close, about a third of the way between Florenceville and Perth Andover, you can see a big windfarm on the hills in the distance. That windfarm is in Maine, on Mars Hill Mountain.
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New video !

This time, I am Covering the NB2 ( New Brunswick Route 2) also part of the Trans-Canada Highway going through the Appalachian Hills.
The video starts near Hartland and goes to Edmundston near the Québec border for a total distance of ±142km in 10 minutes.
Enjoy !

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seemingly no traffic
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The province announced today that it's looking at upgrading Highway 61 in Thunder Bay from Arthur Street to Loch Lomond Road. If this is followed through to four-laning of the road, it will mean that all provincial highways in the city except Highway 102 could be freeways by the end of the 2020s. I think it's quite possible that Highway 102 will eventually be downloaded to the municipalities.

http://www.magic999.ca/news/11218973...out-highway-61

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There's a government study planned to look at the condition of Highway 61 from Arthur Street to Loch Lomond Road with the intent of making upgrades to it.

The Ministry of Transportation says an engineering study will take place which is expected to begin later this year.

It will look at the existing conditions and determine future needs, including the possibility of four-laning.

That section of the highway has been the centre of much controversy, especially the intersection of Chippewa Road, which has seen many collisions since the closure of the James Street Bridge.
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and here even closer from the US side.

https://goo.gl/maps/wToHK9kcg6k

Last christmas we flew over Mars Hill on the way back from europe on a clear day and the whole area was covered in snow and it was a nice sunny day. The vista from the top must be good.

M-I-L from Perth Andover so I know the area.
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seemingly no traffic
Most of NB looks like that from that highway. You literally see no towns and the road is just a clearing in the trees.
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