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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #200 on: April 09, 2013, 07:16:17 PM »

A small section of Hwy 28 is being realigned just east of Lakefield, ON.  This realignment will eliminate the turn at Peterborough Road 29 (former Highway 28 South) and by-passes a fairly tight reversing curve.  The new alignment is scheduled to be open by the fall.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #201 on: April 11, 2013, 11:37:02 AM »

Still no responses to my vid. Sigh.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #202 on: April 11, 2013, 12:49:48 PM »

^ I enjoyed your video.

It is not uncommon not to get responses after posting things on the interweb.  For example, nobody responded to any of the photos I posted above your video on the last page.  I think people see the content and probably enjoy looking at different photos and videos, but don't necessarily have anything to say about it after consuming the media.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #203 on: April 11, 2013, 11:28:42 PM »

The new Detroit River International Crossing has gotten presidential approval: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/04/11/historic-moment-as-dric-bridge-gets-long-awaited-u-s-presidential-permit/

Construction is hoped to start just as the 401 extension winds down. Hopefully there are no more delays but as we all know another curveball could come at any time... probably from Matty Moroun.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #204 on: April 12, 2013, 10:32:57 AM »

^ I enjoyed your video.

It is not uncommon not to get responses after posting things on the interweb.  For example, nobody responded to any of the photos I posted above your video on the last page.  I think people see the content and probably enjoy looking at different photos and videos, but don't necessarily have anything to say about it after consuming the media.

True, but you'd think something like a vid of the initial 407 construction certainly would, especially when it's been posted on four sites, including You Tube. None have replies.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #205 on: April 12, 2013, 10:50:51 AM »

True, but you'd think something like a vid of the initial 407 construction certainly would, especially when it's been posted on four sites, including You Tube. None have replies.

if you really want, I can go over to YouTube and call you "LOL U OHMO", in line with their usual comment pattern.  it's probably not the sort of reaction you are going for.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #206 on: April 14, 2013, 10:15:51 PM »

A few photos of Hwy 401 in the Greater Toronto Area

Looking both west and east from the Hurontario Street overpass.  Some of the high mast light standards in the median of the highway have been erected:



The western side of the new Keele Street overpass.  The structure at Keele Street needs to be replaced due to the construction of a new hospital adjacent to MTO's Downsview Complex:


The Don Valley Parkway was closed this weekend for maintenance:


Westerly view through Oshawa, the sound barriers are being replaced through the city:

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #207 on: April 16, 2013, 09:37:05 AM »

GTA West Freeway:

A third loop around the western edge of Toronto's suburbs.  Construction is far from immediate.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #208 on: April 22, 2013, 01:45:30 AM »

Here's a video I shot of the ongoing construction of the Herb Gray Parkway here in Windsor. I post on other forums but I'm new here. I thought people here might enjoy them as well. I try make a new one every time there's been a major accomplishment in the construction.

EDIT: Can't get embedding to work so here's the link:
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #209 on: May 12, 2013, 07:47:39 AM »

sa230e, I just fixed your post so that your video would be embedded. ;)

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #210 on: May 28, 2013, 12:57:26 AM »

A few new photos.  These photos are of a new bridge over the future eastern extension of Highway 407:







More:
http://asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_7_images/Hwy7_Pickering_images.htm#May13
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #211 on: May 30, 2013, 11:00:24 PM »

I was watching the evening news when I saw this story http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/the-toll-of-two-municipalities-1.1304060  The plan is not to twin OC-174 (old ON-17) to freeway, but to simply put a toll booth or electronic toll device at the intersection of OC-174 and Canaan Rd.  Which is also the border of United counties of Prescott - Russell and Regional Municipality of Ottawa - Carleton.  Not sure how this one is going to play out.  If the CTV Ottawa Web Poll is any indication, it won't.  The other opinion, is to have OC-174 from the Border of Prescott - Russell and ON-417/174 split, Uploaded back to the province.  This route of the former Trans-Can through the lower Ottawa Valley, is a major commuter and recreational artery.  The community of Rockland is a fast booming bedroom community, struggling to maintain and improve the roads, as well as dealing with the influx of Ottawa residence fleeing for the quite and tranquility that is Prescott - Russell.

This will be one to monitor.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #212 on: June 01, 2013, 08:39:19 AM »

The City of Ottawa has been trying to get the province to assume responsibility for old Highway 17 for a number of years now.

There were stories in the newspaper last year about Ottawa Road 174's deteriorating condition and how the city felt it unfair that they now had to pay to reconstruct a road that was built by the province 50 years ago.

This was the closest link I could find to those articles:
http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/annualconference/tac2012/docs/session10/smith.pdf
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #213 on: June 08, 2013, 05:20:10 PM »

Made a new timelapse driving video showing the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener/Waterloo.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #214 on: June 10, 2013, 11:42:31 AM »

Timelapse driving video of the what's often referred to as the world's busiest truck route



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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #215 on: June 10, 2013, 05:21:42 PM »

Interesting article in the Ottawa Sun. Looks like opposition is growing on the Kettle Island interprovincial bridge, an interesting alternative is that a tunnel is constructed connecting ON 417 with the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge and A-5.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/06/05/councillors-want-tunnel-not-bridge

We'll see if it actually happens.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #216 on: June 10, 2013, 05:36:31 PM »

Excellent video.  The Ontario provincial government (Quebec, too) really should think about raising the speed limit to 120 km/h on freeways like Ontario 401.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #217 on: June 12, 2013, 07:33:58 PM »

I uploaded a few new pictures of the most recently completed section of Hwy 69 south of Sudbury tonight:







The whole collection (and some new photos from the two lane sections of highway) are available here:
http://asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_60-69_images/Hwy69_p4_images.htm
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #218 on: August 04, 2013, 02:39:27 AM »

Hwy 402, Sarnia.  Over the past few years, the MTO has been working to widen the westbound highway 402 approaching the Bluewater Bridge to provide queuing lanes for international traffic.  The project was finished late last year, and has yielded and interesting cross-section for traffic:

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http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_402-403_images/Hwy402_images.htm
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #219 on: September 13, 2013, 09:57:07 PM »

A couple of new photos of the Highway 401 construction through Hurontario Street in Mississauga.  The small photos here, don't really do it justice, larger photos are available here:
http://asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/Hwy401_HurontarioCons_images.htm#Aug13







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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #220 on: September 14, 2013, 04:56:19 PM »

Another batch of new photos, this time from a new roundabout that was recently constructed west of Hamilton at the junctions of Highways 5 and 8.











As usual, more and larger:
http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_3-9_images/Hwy5_images.htm
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« Reply #221 on: October 27, 2013, 12:21:19 PM »

The widening of Highway 401 through the Hurontario Street interchange is finally substantially complete:









More and Larger:
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #222 on: November 01, 2013, 11:58:23 PM »



What's the story with the {8} end shield?  Are {5} & {8} now multiplexed for a very short distance because of the new roundabout?  If so, I need to go update my files for CHM with this info.
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« Reply #223 on: November 02, 2013, 09:43:16 AM »

That's correct, Hwy 8 follows Hwy 5 now because of the roundabout for a short distance.  This was seemingly done to ensure continuity between Highway 8 and Hamilton Road 8.
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« Reply #224 on: November 02, 2013, 11:09:49 PM »

That's correct, Hwy 8 follows Hwy 5 now because of the roundabout for a short distance.  This was seemingly done to ensure continuity between Highway 8 and Hamilton Road 8.

Alright, I'll make the fixes to my {5} & {8}(Cam) files for CHM and submit them soon. ;)

 


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