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Old Posted May 14, 2018, 7:53 PM
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Sometimes I can't help but wonder why it is so darn hard to deal with small towns along major (not just continental) highways.

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"Build the bypass because we don't want trucks on streets where our kids are playing." "Build an interchange, not just lights. Lights kill just like 1/16 near Portage La Prairie."

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"Yo our local economy is suffering. Darn you who built the bypass and interchanges."

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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 12:24 AM
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Sometimes I can't help but wonder why it is so darn hard to deal with small towns along major (not just continental) highways.

Before
"Build the bypass because we don't want trucks on streets where our kids are playing." "Build an interchange, not just lights. Lights kill just like 1/16 near Portage La Prairie."

After
"Yo our local economy is suffering. Darn you who built the bypass and interchanges."

It was noted when they built the access in the 1990s? That it was to be temporary, now granted temporary was 20 odd years but hey they got around to it. Yea it sucks that you have to drive farther, yes emergency vehicles are going take a little longer (which every second counts) but the merge distance by which you require is no longer there if you add the access back. But how many people wee it that way. Some, this will likely never happen as the town is supplied by a more than adequate overpass. And the town of Balgonie will grow towards it.

It will sting some but likely never change.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 12:27 AM
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Balgonie is getting a massive benefit from this project. They have their own 100 million dollar interchange. Did they even contribute a nickel of local taxes to that? It is a freeway. Access must be limited.
$100M not likely $35-40 at most but the point is still valid, and yes their tax dollars funded it. They also got a lot of local upgrades in lieu of the lost access and council has accepted them.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 12:36 AM
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It was noted when they built the access in the 1990s? That it was to be temporary, now granted temporary was 20 odd years but hey they got around to it. Yea it sucks that you have to drive farther, yes emergency vehicles are going take a little longer (which every second counts) but the merge distance by which you require is no longer there if you add the access back. But how many people wee it that way. Some, this will likely never happen as the town is supplied by a more than adequate overpass. And the town of Balgonie will grow towards it.

It will sting some but likely never change.
Now that you brought it up, I wonder if it were possible (in hindsight) to erect signs to ban turns off TCH onto Main Street and vice versa except for emergency vehicles. The pet peeve, though, is that RCMP basically needs to patrol that emergency access point 24/7 to make sure people don't take advantage of it.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 4:51 PM
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Now that you brought it up, I wonder if it were possible (in hindsight) to erect signs to ban turns off TCH onto Main Street and vice versa except for emergency vehicles. The pet peeve, though, is that RCMP basically needs to patrol that emergency access point 24/7 to make sure people don't take advantage of it.
Give them the option, and people will just ignore the signs.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 6:03 PM
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Now that you brought it up, I wonder if it were possible (in hindsight) to erect signs to ban turns off TCH onto Main Street and vice versa except for emergency vehicles. The pet peeve, though, is that RCMP basically needs to patrol that emergency access point 24/7 to make sure people don't take advantage of it.
That's a terrible idea. People wanted safer limited access highways and they finally get them and it's still not good enough. People just love to complain.
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