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Old Posted Feb 16, 2019, 10:53 PM
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Vancouver proper has an issue with expressways. The position starts along the line of they are evil things that need to be banned at all cost. They can be tolerated in the suburban areas to an extent but not in Vancouver proper.

There was on express way that crossed over the bounder from Burnaby (onto the second narrows bridge) and off to North Vancouver. The small stretch that was in Vancouver was obviously a problem. The compromise for it be put it underground and now we have the Cassiar Tunnel. Not a perfect compromise in that the portal to the Cassiar tunnel is still in Vancouver. A better solution would have been it have it at the city boundary. Perhaps the next big project.

yes, I used to live in Kitsilano, and I took that tunnel many times. I also often found myself stuck in the (hated) George Massey Tunnel (after when I moved to Steveston, and commuted to Surrey).
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2019, 11:01 PM
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The Ville-Marie tunnel always blew me away since I was a kid. A highway tunnel downtown wasn't enough, they had to incorporate an underground interchange with another highway in it!

I'm grateful these people went all highway crazy, now we have this nice playground, pretty much the opposite of what happened in Vancouver eh!
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2019, 12:42 AM
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And it's 8 lanes is of course completely overbuilt as they never finished the damn thing and connected it to A-25.
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And it's 8 lanes is of course completely overbuilt as they never finished the damn thing and connected it to A-25.
At least it's connected on one side to A15 and to the Turcot interchange, the biggest and busiest interchange of the province.
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Ottawa is currently studying a highway tunnel that would connect the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge (A-5 in Gatineau, Qc) to the Queensway (417). The tunnel is an alternative to the 5th road bridge between the two cities that has been studied to death and rejected countless times since the 70s. The main purpose is to remove the majority of truck traffic snaking through Lowertown from King Edward Avenue to Nicholas Street onto the highway and vice-versa.

The Wynne government was supportive of the idea and contributed to the initial studies. I doubt Ford will be as open to the project since it is not in the GTA.

The initial routes studied. The blue and green would be shorter and connect the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge with Nicholas. The reasons these were rejected are likely related to soil conditions, along with the highway tunnel crossing the Confederation Line tunnel and new combined sewage tunnel under construction, a project that will greatly reduce sewage spills in the Ottawa River during the spring melts and heavy rainfalls.


https://www.ash-acs.ca/truck-tunnel-...essment-stage/

The preferred route. Hoping they reconsider the turning circle at Vanier Parkway and the 417 as it would be an absolute disaster with hundreds of semis passing through on a daily basis.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...50499648251291

More on the project.

https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/publi...a-truck-tunnel
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2019, 5:32 PM
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Ottawa is currently studying a highway tunnel that would connect the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge (A-5 in Gatineau, Qc) to the Queensway (417). The tunnel is an alternative to the 5th road bridge between the two cities that has been studied to death and rejected countless times since the 70s. The main purpose is to remove the majority of truck traffic snaking through Lowertown from King Edward Avenue to Nicholas Street onto the highway and vice-versa.

The Wynne government was supportive of the idea and contributed to the initial studies. I doubt Ford will be as open to the project since it is not in the GTA.

The initial routes studied. The blue and green would be shorter and connect the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge with Nicholas. The reasons these were rejected are likely related to soil conditions, along with the highway tunnel crossing the Confederation Line tunnel and new combined sewage tunnel under construction, a project that will greatly reduce sewage spills in the Ottawa River during the spring melts and heavy rainfalls.


https://www.ash-acs.ca/truck-tunnel-...essment-stage/

The preferred route. Hoping they reconsider the turning circle at Vanier Parkway and the 417 as it would be an absolute disaster with hundreds of semis passing through on a daily basis.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...50499648251291

More on the project.

https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/publi...a-truck-tunnel
This would be fantastic for Lowertown and Sandy Hill! The way the through routes slice through those neighbourhoods is really unfortunate and make for some unpleasant streets in what is among the most interesting and historic areas of the city.
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This would be fantastic for Lowertown and Sandy Hill! The way the through routes slice through those neighbourhoods is really unfortunate and make for some unpleasant streets in what is among the most interesting and historic areas of the city.
It would be great but opinions vary as to how seriously this really is being studied.
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Carleton University's new pedestrian tunnel map.


https://twitter.com/rail613/status/1102467971543433220
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I went to Carleton and remember traversing the tunnel system. It was ugly but in the middle of an Ottawa snowstorm it was bliss. It is one of the primary reasons why Carleton is still considered the most wheelchair accessible university in the country.
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Memorial in St. John's has its decrepit Munnel system. The 4 years I spent there I used it everyday because it's the fastest route between a class ending at 1:50 in Business building and a 2:00 class starting in the Education building.

The trick is to walk with your head down so you can spot the buckets collecting water dripping from the ceiling and wet floor signs that have been kicked down the hallways. There's also the raised doorway thresholds and a couple spots where it feels like you have to duck through a doorway in a submarine when moving off the main munnel into an older portion.

https://www.mun.ca/currentstudents/maps/MUNNELmap.pdf
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University of Manitoba tunnels
https://www.umanitoba.ca/about/map/tunnels/
Health Sciences Centre tunnels
http://www.hsc.mb.ca/files/NS01381-HSC-TunnelMap.pdf
There is also the concourse under Portage and Main.

Those are all I know. The first two are quite dindgy.
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And it's 8 lanes is of course completely overbuilt as they never finished the damn thing and connected it to A-25.
Better result than under built.
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