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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1275 on: November 07, 2021, 11:24:23 PM »

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1276 on: November 09, 2021, 05:00:53 PM »

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1277 on: November 09, 2021, 09:48:24 PM »

Bradford Bypass is nice, although a freeway connecting Hwy 400 and 404 through Richmond Hill (around Oak Ridges area) might be more useful
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1278 on: November 21, 2021, 04:40:24 PM »

View looking easterly from the Creditview Road overpass.  Traffic was shifted from the old lanes to the future collector lanes over the weekend:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_337_east_C_Nov21-21_24x16.jpg


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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1279 on: November 21, 2021, 05:38:42 PM »

Wonder if those signs are going away soon or repositioned
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1280 on: November 21, 2021, 10:58:08 PM »

View looking easterly from the Creditview Road overpass.  Traffic was shifted from the old lanes to the future collector lanes over the weekend:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_337_east_C_Nov21-21_24x16.jpg

OOOF.  I don't think they were thinking there with the WB Express lanes.  3 -> 1 to merge in with the Collector.  OUCH.  That will be a major bottleneck for sure!

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1281 on: November 22, 2021, 09:16:26 AM »

View looking easterly from the Creditview Road overpass.  Traffic was shifted from the old lanes to the future collector lanes over the weekend:

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OOOF.  I don't think they were thinking there with the WB Express lanes.  3 -> 1 to merge in with the Collector.  OUCH.  That will be a major bottleneck for sure!

Even when it was everything to the Express lanes, it was also a bottleneck. On the Express side, the left lane was HOV that turned into a general lane, and the right lane ended, bringing it down to 2, except that there was a "lane shift" due to the HOV becoming a regular lane. On the collector side, it went from 3-2. All that into 4 lanes, and then one of those lanes also ended becoming 3. Pretty much all day there's a backup here rush hour or not (minus the late night)
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1282 on: November 22, 2021, 12:24:09 PM »

OOOF.  I don't think they were thinking there with the WB Express lanes.  3 -> 1 to merge in with the Collector.  OUCH.  That will be a major bottleneck for sure!

I suspect the configuration will be adjusted before the snow flies.  I can't see them leaving the express lanes merging to a single lane like that for the long term.

We shall see though.  Yesterday was the first day of the new configuration and the express lanes were pretty pooched all day long.  Judging by the traffic cameras the majority of transport trucks along the corridor seem to have figured out that they should stay in the collector lanes at least.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1283 on: November 28, 2021, 12:39:52 PM »

View looking easterly from the Creditview Road overpass.  Traffic was shifted from the old lanes to the future collector lanes over the weekend:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_337_east_C_Nov21-21_24x16.jpg


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_337_east_EB_Nov21-21_24x16.jpg

Could you explain what is going on for those not familiar with the area?  Are they temporarily closing the express lanes in order to do a widening project or a repaving? 
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1284 on: November 28, 2021, 03:33:14 PM »

View looking easterly from the Creditview Road overpass.  Traffic was shifted from the old lanes to the future collector lanes over the weekend:

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Could you explain what is going on for those not familiar with the area?  Are they temporarily closing the express lanes in order to do a widening project or a repaving?


I don't have any sources, I'm just speculating, but I think they're demolishing the now-Express lanes and just rebuilding them to today's standards. In addition, it's also getting an HOV lane, so some minor widening is also needed.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1285 on: November 28, 2021, 03:53:41 PM »

Could you explain what is going on for those not familiar with the area?  Are they temporarily closing the express lanes in order to do a widening project or a repaving? 

The old lanes (which will become the express lanes) are being closed for about a year for full depth reconstruction.  Pretty much of all old bridges are going to be demolished and being replaced, and there will be some vertical geometry revisions to the old lanes to match the new construction as well.
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