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These are lights that indicate which laneways are accessible, in each direction. The configuration is customizable (for traffic, road works, etc.) And by the way, this bridge is of federal jurisdiction, not provincial.
Why is that?

TCH (Autoroute Transcanadienne) crosses St Lawrence River at Pont-Tunnel Lafontaine and one would think that that'd be under federal jurisdiction instead.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 6:49 PM
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Why is that?

TCH (Autoroute Transcanadienne) crosses St Lawrence River at Pont-Tunnel Lafontaine and one would think that that'd be under federal jurisdiction instead.
I think any bridge going over the seaway is under federal jurisdiction.

They added extra lights these past few years to guide trucks

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Why is that?

TCH (Autoroute Transcanadienne) crosses St Lawrence River at Pont-Tunnel Lafontaine and one would think that that'd be under federal jurisdiction instead.
Aside from being the country's busiest bridge, the federal gvt considers the Champlain bridge to be a vital piece of national infrastructure as it serves vital overland shipping routes between Canada and the USA. And as mentioned above the bridge also traverses another vital piece of infrastructure: the seaway.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 6:58 PM
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Aside from being the country's busiest bridge, the federal gvt considers the Champlain bridge to be a vital piece of national infrastructure as it serves vital overland shipping routes between Canada and the USA. And as mentioned above the bridge also traverses another vital piece of infrastructure: the seaway.
That's true. It carries both 10 (which leads to 35 and 55) and 15, which leads to the border crossing. Alright thanks.
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Now would be a great time for the feds to invest in bridges to help support our steal workers and iron miners as we ride out the Trump years.
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Now would be a great time for the feds to invest in bridges to help support our steal workers and iron miners as we ride out the Trump years.
I was thinking the same too.

Twinning TCH where there are only 2 lanes and removing all at-grade traffic-light intersections with overpasses or interchanges comes to mind. (Imagine a 5136-km 4-lane freeway throughout Canada, longer than I-90 which is the longest US interstate.)

Then there's the extension (prolongement) of QC 138. (Was the area that it is slated to traverse hit by an asteroid back in the days??)

Immediately I see 1000 bridges right there.

Canada in general simply needs to stop being averse to infrastructural improvement. I'm saying this because there seems to have been so many missed good opportunities for this.
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Now would be a great time to invest in railway as well, commuter and inner city. Lets prop up our economy while Trump is in power by investing in ourselves.
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