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Old Posted Jul 5, 2018, 11:26 PM
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Looks good. Wondering how much of a cut they're going to have to use on the Paskapoo section to get the grade down to a reasonable level.
Agreed. They are excavating some of the route already for aggregates for the SW section. The grade will be interesting at both ends; 5 or 6% maybe?
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Old Posted Jul 7, 2018, 2:32 AM
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Interesting, but I can't really find a source for that. It doesn't make sense; the highway doesn't cut through Whitbourne so whether it was twinned or rerouted shouldn't have been an issue for the town. The gas stations littered along the highway there would still get the visitors/customers they need, whether the highway was 4 lanes, or the 3 lanes as it is now.
I think the issue lies with the Gas Stations and Restaurants (there are several now) directly on the TCH (I think they call it Whitbourne Junction), and the fear twinning with cut down on the number of people who stop.

Its unfounded, though. Whitbourne is in a good location, your too far from St. John's or Clarenville to skip gassing up, if your running low.

IMO, Goobies would be more at risk from twinning.

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In other NL Highway news:

Route 75 / Veterans Memorial Highway will be receiving upgrades in hopes of addressing the safety issues that dog the highway. There have been several fatal accidents on the highway in the past few years.

It will be the first highway in NL to receive center line rumble strips.

Route 75 connects Conception Bay North and the Trinity South shore to the TCH.

Press Release: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releas...w/0628n03.aspx
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Old Posted Jul 7, 2018, 2:37 AM
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I think the issue lies with the Gas Stations and Restaurants (there are several now) directly on the TCH (I think they call it Whitbourne Junction), and the fear twinning with cut down on the number of people who stop.

Its unfounded, though. Whitbourne is in a good location, your too far from St. John's or Clarenville to skip gassing up, if your running low.

IMO, Goobies would be more at risk from twinning.

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In other NL Highway news:

Route 75 / Veterans Memorial Highway will be receiving upgrades in hopes of addressing the safety issues that dog the highway. There have been several fatal accidents on the highway in the past few years.

It will be the first highway in NL to receive center line rumble strips.

Route 75 connects Conception Bay North and the Trinity South shore to the TCH.

Press Release: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releas...w/0628n03.aspx
That’s what I’d think too. If a town’s basically in the middle of nowhere, bypassing it won’t hurt the town.

On the flip side, that’s why in Ontario, when 400 bypassed Nobel which is immediately north of Parry Sound, the small town became residential.
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The final piece of the 101km Calgary Ring Road will start construction next summer and be completed in 2022.

The section will run from the Trans-Canada Highway to Highway 8 (Glenmore Trail SW). The project will also include twinning the bridge over the Bow River and a new interchange at Valley Ridge Blvd.

No cost has disclosed, but $1 Billion would be a safe guess.

The SW section currently under construction, will be open in 2021.

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Glad to hear the project includes these items.
Exciting times for Calgary road construction with the SW & West Ring Road and the Airport Trail announcement.
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Montreal Freeway Video, from Terre-Bonne to the Turcot Intercahnge:

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I find it funny that A15's called Autoroute des Laurentides and A73 Autoroute Laurentienne, yet that the 2 freeways are in completely different cities. If one doesn't exercise caution, the same's gonna end up in Saguenay thinking it's Mont Tremblant.
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The final piece of the 101km Calgary Ring Road will start construction next summer and be completed in 2022.

The section will run from the Trans-Canada Highway to Highway 8 (Glenmore Trail SW). The project will also include twinning the bridge over the Bow River and a new interchange at Valley Ridge Blvd.

No cost has disclosed, but $1 Billion would be a safe guess.

The SW section currently under construction, will be open in 2021.
They said the cost would be a minimum of $1 billion--"...10 digits..."
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Old Posted Jul 7, 2018, 7:19 PM
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They said the cost would be a minimum of $1 billion--"...10 digits..."
Well even Regina Bypass costs $ 1.88B. ._.

Infrastructure investment is necessary and yet expensive most of the time.

But nothing will be as expensive as widening 4 km of Highway 1 in Kicking Horse Canyon.
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Well even Regina Bypass costs $ 1.88B. ._.

Infrastructure investment is necessary and yet expensive most of the time.

But nothing will be as expensive as widening 4 km of Highway 1 in Kicking Horse Canyon.
I wasn't complaining about the cost--just stating what was said by the transportation minister. This is also just one small segment of the road.
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New video !

Here's the very Scenic Route 362 between Baie-St-Paul and La Malbaie trough the Charlevoix region, about an hour east of Québec City.

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I wasn't complaining about the cost--just stating what was said by the transportation minister. This is also just one small segment of the road.
Yeah, but with the new Bow River bridge and the challenging terrain, it's not surprising the cost of this section will be so high.
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Yeah, but with the new Bow River bridge and the challenging terrain, it's not surprising the cost of this section will be so high.
Two systems interchanges with many bridges drive the cost upward as well.
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New video !

Here's the very Scenic Route 362 between Baie-St-Paul and La Malbaie trough the Charlevoix region, about an hour east of Québec City.

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Very nice FrAnKs.

After the events of the recent G7 Summit, I was under the impression they were going to rename this road the "Donald Trump Memorial Highway"
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Very nice FrAnKs.

After the events of the recent G7 Summit, I was under the impression they were going to rename this road the "Donald Trump Memorial Highway"
Thanks!

No kidding! Make Charlevoix Great again !
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Two systems interchanges with many bridges drive the cost upward as well.
True, but isn't the 16th/Stoney interchange already half built?
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 10:48 AM
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True, but isn't the 16th/Stoney interchange already half built?
Some of it is, but there is a lot of work ahead to make it a full interchange.
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Not a highway as such, but a big change. Should be fun.

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Marty shared this on FB and I've found an updated version and the source. It's by Mark Sherry.

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Toronto's is actually cleaner than I expected.
Regina is immaculate.
Amazed Quebec City isn't worse.
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I feel that Waterloo should be worse...

University Avenue is a three-quarter loop...
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