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Old Posted Feb 27, 2018, 9:06 PM
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:47 PM
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Not a highway as such, but one of the major routes into the core. The city's most infamous intersection is being reworked to function as a roundabout. Curious to see what they do with the section of Military Road that cut across the middle now that it will be closed to vehicles. There's a cafe there but kitty corner, doesn't open onto the closed section.

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Old Posted Mar 1, 2018, 3:02 PM
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Not a highway as such, but one of the major routes into the core. The city's most infamous intersection is being reworked to function as a roundabout. Curious to see what they do with the section of Military Road that cut across the middle now that it will be closed to vehicles. There's a cafe there but kitty corner, doesn't open onto the closed section.

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CBC Article on the change

Looks like an interesting experiment. There do seem to be a few households on the closed off road. Will the city buy them out for a teardown, or just give local access?

*Edit* Looks like they are all part of the same block, with private basement parking entrance off of Queen street, so they would probably be fine for the most part.
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[IMG]Old Woman Bay by glenn tanaka, on Flickr[/IMG]
Absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing. Really wish BC would kick it into high gear and twin the remainder of the TCH through the Rockies and interior
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2018, 4:17 PM
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Now that the Tuk Highway is complete, its about time to upgrade the remander of the rough north.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...emnt-1.4556427
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Canada's Second and Saskatchewan's first Diverging Diamond opened last week! 20 months ahead of schedule!

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4569583
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 3:25 PM
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Canada's Second and Saskatchewan's first Diverging Diamond opened last week! 20 months ahead of schedule!

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4569583
Used it this past weekend. Very easy to use.
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I'm glad that SK didn't take the makeshift solution of installing lights, as those are frustrating on TCH in MB (and in AB).
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I'm glad that SK didn't take the makeshift solution of installing lights, as those are frustrating on TCH in MB (and in AB).
Yup once the Regina Bypass south leg opens Saskatchewan will have no lights along the main trunk of the TCH. There are still plenty of high risk at grade intersections along the route (Most Notably Moose Jaw) but no stopping required!

We may see that happen October this year as they are significantly ahead of schedule.
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Canada's Second and Saskatchewan's first Diverging Diamond opened last week! 20 months ahead of schedule!

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4569583
These types of intersections are awesome. I use the one in Calgary a couple times a week.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:04 PM
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For those that want to know. Here is a video of the next phase to open either fully or partially in 2018 with full completion guaranteed by October 2019

https://youtu.be/eORpb47bUg0
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 11:34 PM
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Thanks for the video. That's what I call a Pancake flat area
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Thanks for the video. That's what I call a Pancake flat area
Well it is the bottom of a glacial lake just like Winnipeg.
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Thanks for the video. That's what I call a Pancake flat area
as flat as the Saint Lawrence Valley.
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Overall, it would be nice if Canada can cheaply build modern-standard freeways in mountainous places. After all, aside from the Prairies, southern Ontario and southern Quebec, the rest seems pretty rocky.
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Overall, it would be nice if Canada can cheaply build modern-standard freeways in mountainous places. After all, aside from the Prairies, southern Ontario and southern Quebec, the rest seems pretty rocky.
It would be nice, but it's not cheap for anyone so why would it be cheap for us?
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Overall, it would be nice if Canada can cheaply build modern-standard freeways in mountainous places. After all, aside from the Prairies, southern Ontario and southern Quebec, the rest seems pretty rocky.
I've been on these and they would tick those boxes

https://goo.gl/maps/eauy8TmACAC2 (check out the route that road takes when you go to map view)

https://goo.gl/maps/YFJrhqiay7P2

https://goo.gl/maps/YFJrhqiay7P2 (other direction of this highway can be seen far off in the distance).
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I've been on these and they would tick those boxes

https://goo.gl/maps/eauy8TmACAC2 (check out the route that road takes when you go to map view)

https://goo.gl/maps/YFJrhqiay7P2

https://goo.gl/maps/YFJrhqiay7P2 (other direction of this highway can be seen far off in the distance).
Wow the first one looks insane...
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Thanks for the video. That's what I call a Pancake flat area
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 11:22 AM
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Wow the first one looks insane...
Yes, I drove it southbound last year and about 10 years before drove it northbound. Lots of fun to drive in with warning signs (in Italian and picture format) warning you of strong winds.
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