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Old Posted Jun 8, 2012, 10:06 PM
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I'm guessing that will take place sometime in August/September. The new flyover ramp still needs alot of attention before it can handle traffic.



OK - good to know. Thermoplastic lines and inlaid reflectors are key for this problem in terms of upgrading safety in night and rainy conditions.


In other news, the eastbound 202 Street overpass will be fully opened likely at this point next week.



Is it just me, or does it appear to be significantly narrower than the westbound overpass?
It is an optical illusion. I measured them in photoshop, and they are the same. The westbound overpass is paved from barrier to barrier, and the eastbound overpass, still has a strip of concrete on each side that needs to be paved. Hence the part that is paved now eastbound, is narrower than the finished westbound overpass.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2012, 8:08 AM
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Port Mann Bridge, less than a year until completion!

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Old Posted Jun 9, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Well, the present EB structure carries 5 lanes of traffic right now, so if you squeeze the lanes in, you should be able to get 4 lanes on it (1 HOV, 2 general purpose, and 1 merging lane from 200 street on-ramp.

This updated picture from a few minutes ago (from the time of this post) shows wider pavement. I think the paving in the middle made it look narrower:



Also looks like they missed the time for pushing traffic from 200 Street onramp onto the new bridge:

http://www.pmh1project.com/info-cent...00-Street.aspx
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2012, 8:41 PM
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From the webcams.
I see a median on that approach - which is weird as I would expect the opening allocation of lanes to be more even than that.


http://www.pmh1project.com/Pages/default.aspx
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2012, 9:04 PM
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I have a feeling that will be the right side shoulder barrier, allowing workers and equipment to work safely to the right of it as the rest of the approach is being built.

Actually, scratch that, they said they are opening 8 lanes (though it would really make more sense just to keep it at 5, open the west side of the bridge, and then go to full 10 after the east side approaches are done).
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2012, 1:31 PM
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I think it's a temporary barrier that will separate the Coquitlam/Surrey traffic from the flow-through traffic. As such, it looks like it will still be be 2-2-2-2 setup on opening. It's just an illusion of the angle and the unfinished paving to the right that makes it look narrower.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2012, 2:54 PM
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If the bridge does open in September as planned, it'll be 4+4 with no C/D.
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If the bridge does open in September as planned, it'll be 4+4 with no C/D.
4+4 will be impossible based on the median being installed at the moment. At the minimum it will have to be 4+2+2.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2012, 7:01 PM
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Hm looks like it, doesn't leave much room to construct the rest of the width. I don't see the point of implementing the C+D system when the Cape Horn Interchange will not be complete anytime soon, although it looks like they're pushing to open 1 WB to 7 EB. They were paving 1 WB just past the current Exit 44 off ramp when I drove by last night (took 30 minutes to get from 160 St. to Exit 44 btw). I would've still liked to see the HOV lane finally start in Surrey.

There are four trucks side by side.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2012, 7:06 PM
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Paving Hwy 1 WB between Exit 44 and Cape Horn overpass, final alignment? The right lane was blocked last night in this area from mid span Port Mann Bridge until past the Cape Horn overpass.

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Old Posted Jun 12, 2012, 7:40 PM
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Wouldn't be surprised to see traffic on that pavement in the next week or so.
They need to start working on paving the lanes to the new bridge on the north end.

The bridge span is getting very very close to being completed.
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Moving off on a bit of a tangent, but electronic tolling is another innovation that keeps traffic moving. Imagine if toll booths were still the norm? Where would they be located and how many would be required?!

Just ran across this old photo of the toll booths at the south end of the Hwy 1 IWM 2nd Narrows Bridge:



Source: Flickr/blizzy63
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4537981...n/photostream/

And officedweller posted a link, in another thread, showing the old Hwy "401" route shield markers (circa 1970?). Never seen these before:

Near North End of IWM 2nd Narrows Bridge:



Source: http://www.michaeldecourcy.com/backg...er/project.htm

Brunette Interchange:



Source: http://www.michaeldecourcy.com/backg...er/project.htm
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 3:23 AM
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A quick Google search comes up with more...

Patullo Bridge toll booth, 1937 (credit)


Lion's Gate toll booth, 1949 (credit)


Lion's Gate toll booth, 1954 (credit)


Massey (Deas) Tunnel toll booth barely visible, 1959
(many other amazing photos of various bridges etc. on the same source page)


Bonus pic: Pattullo Bridge under construction, around 1933, from the same page as the Massey picture
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thanks for the great pics guys
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The pathway over the new Willingdon overpass is now open and should connect all the way to the greenway.
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The pathway over the new Willingdon overpass is now open and should connect all the way to the greenway.
Terrific, thanks for the update!
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 6:57 PM
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Nice pics of the toll booths!
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 7:05 PM
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They've pre-marked lanes on the new bridge already, in a 2 X 3 configuration..
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 7:20 PM
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They've pre-marked lanes on the new bridge already, in a 2 X 3 configuration..
It looks like 6 lanes straight across to me, not 2x3... I think there is a seam in the pavement in the 3rd lane from the left.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 7:26 PM
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It looks like 6 lanes straight across to me, not 2x3... I think there is a seam in the pavement in the 3rd lane from the left.
That's half the bridge width though which should be 5 lanes.
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