Originally Posted by Maersk
Was just snooping around the Fort McMurray Construction thread. Apparently an area in ALberta called Wood Buffalo is getting a 10 lane highway. Anyone else puzzled at the fact that they're getting one before Metro Vancouver is?
To be more precise, it's an upgrade to a 6-lane freeway in an urban area that is utilized by both thru traffic and local traffic. And on both sides of the freeway one-way, 2-lane service roads will also be constructed connecting with local streets and signalized intersections.
Kinda reminds me of the TCH-1 upgrade through Malakwa (east of Sicamous, BC) during the mid-1980's. They upgraded the 2-lane TCH-1 to a 4-lane expressway standard with 2-lane service roads on either side.
People were referring to it as an 8
- lane freeway.