Originally Posted by Dwils01
2017 was suppose to be the completion date 8 years ago. But like everything in this province, it's behind schedule.
Maybe I have said this before, but I don't know if the twinning process has really fallen behind... I've always found the 2017 date to be unrealistic.
Quebec has been twinning its highway 175 between Quebec City and the Chicoutimi Region, and MTQ seems to be twinning this highway faster than the MTO is with Hwy 69... but, Hwy 175 is more or less being straight twinned, so any problems with the geometry of the existing road are more or less being maintained with the four lane road. Unlike 175, the MTO is completely reconstructing Hwy 69... even the stretch where the highway is being straight twinned near Burwash, the existing roadway had all of its pavement removed right down to subgrade. This is approach leaves travelers with a much better highway once construction is finished, but it costs way more and is much more time consuming.
Some of the sections of Hwy 400 through northern Simcoe County look like they were twinned without the emphasis put on the existing alignment -- a lot of that is pretty heaved now.
Just my thoughts. btw, Autoroute 30 looks awesome.