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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #700 on: May 28, 2023, 06:12:44 PM »

The Turcot name is actually derived from the former CN railway yard that was located beneath the old interchange.  The closure of the railway yard is one of the factors that allowed A-20 to be relocated to a more northerly alignment than it previously had between the Turcot and R-138 interchanges.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #701 on: June 15, 2023, 12:48:10 AM »

Wish they were that dedicated to getting A-35 finished...
Talking about A-35 works, some bad news fell down last May.

One of the contractors in the consortium who won the call for tenders, CRT Construction, from Levis, have to deal with the bankruptcy of one of his subcontractors, who have to furnish and install the steel beams supporting the bridge over rivière aux Brochets (Pike River).  The CRT Construction's executive vice-president, Jean-François Turgeon, told that they found a new steel provider in province of Quebec, but didn't told a lot about delays this situation will occur.

The MTQ, throught a spokeperson, confirmed that some delays will occur about the bridge, but the rest of the works are going on time.

It's sure that this bridge is essential to the opening of that part of A-35, between Saint-Sebastien and Saint-Armand, about 3 miles north of the QC-VT border.

The original article (in French) is here.
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« Reply #702 on: June 15, 2023, 01:46:12 AM »

Wish they were that dedicated to getting A-35 finished...
Talking about A-35 works, some bad news fell down last May.

One of the contractors in the consortium who won the call for tenders, CRT Construction, from Levis, have to deal with the bankruptcy of one of his subcontractors, who have to furnish and install the steel beams supporting the bridge over rivière aux Brochets (Pike River).  The CRT Construction's executive vice-president, Jean-François Turgeon, told that they found a new steel provider in province of Quebec, but didn't told a lot about delays this situation will occur.

The MTQ, throught a spokeperson, confirmed that some delays will occur about the bridge, but the rest of the works are going on time.

It's sure that this bridge is essential to the opening of that part of A-35, between Saint-Sebastien and Saint-Armand, about 3 miles north of the QC-VT border.

The original article (in French) is here.
I would joke about A-35's original intended completion date (for Expo 67), but I'm not gonna kick a dead horse here.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #703 on: June 19, 2023, 09:53:04 PM »

Wish they were that dedicated to getting A-35 finished...
Talking about A-35 works, some bad news fell down last May.

One of the contractors in the consortium who won the call for tenders, CRT Construction, from Levis, have to deal with the bankruptcy of one of his subcontractors, who have to furnish and install the steel beams supporting the bridge over rivière aux Brochets (Pike River).  The CRT Construction's executive vice-president, Jean-François Turgeon, told that they found a new steel provider in province of Quebec, but didn't told a lot about delays this situation will occur.

The MTQ, throught a spokeperson, confirmed that some delays will occur about the bridge, but the rest of the works are going on time.

It's sure that this bridge is essential to the opening of that part of A-35, between Saint-Sebastien and Saint-Armand, about 3 miles north of the QC-VT border.

The original article (in French) is here.
I would joke about A-35's original intended completion date (for Expo 67), but I'm not gonna kick a dead horse here.

It's just normal to talk about a project for 40-50 years (100 years for the bridge over Saguenay) before government begin to think about turning it into something like a real project. And the more the time goes on, the more studies and counter-studies, then studies to study past studies, are done, costing sometimes more than the project itself. Finally, the government decides to kill the project, because too expensive. Even if the needs are still there.

Welcome in province of Quebec.
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« Reply #704 on: June 21, 2023, 04:28:42 PM »

Welcome in province of Quebec.
You're exactly 25 years late on that.  :spin:
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« Reply #706 on: June 25, 2023, 08:48:50 AM »

*Sigh*, some NIMBYs had decided to oppose A-25 northern extension.  :angry:
https://monjoliette.com/le-crel-et-des-groupes-citoyens-sopposent-au-prolongement-de-lautoroute-25/
https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2023/06/20/lanaudiere-des-groupes-ecologiques-sopposent-au-prolongement-de-lautoroute-25
Gotta love the usual "induced demand" bullshit. Also gotta love how the Mon Joliette article is obviously biased towards this nonsense.
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« Reply #708 on: June 25, 2023, 05:35:32 PM »


Is the current proposal even an autoroute?  Last I saw there were roundabouts and traffic lights instead of interchanges.

https://transportologie.wordpress.com/2022/08/21/en-bref-prolongement-de-la-125-mise-a-jour-aout-2022/

Not an autoroute to be exact unless it's on the same definition as A-955, it like be more of an "rural expressway" like PQ-117 north of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts.
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« Reply #709 on: June 25, 2023, 06:12:25 PM »


Is the current proposal even an autoroute?  Last I saw there were roundabouts and traffic lights instead of interchanges.

https://transportologie.wordpress.com/2022/08/21/en-bref-prolongement-de-la-125-mise-a-jour-aout-2022/

Not an autoroute to be exact unless it's on the same definition as A-955, it like be more of an "rural expressway" like PQ-117 north of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts.
So an expressway with roundabouts? Ew.
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« Reply #710 on: June 25, 2023, 10:22:58 PM »


Is the current proposal even an autoroute?  Last I saw there were roundabouts and traffic lights instead of interchanges.

https://transportologie.wordpress.com/2022/08/21/en-bref-prolongement-de-la-125-mise-a-jour-aout-2022/

Not an autoroute to be exact unless it's on the same definition as A-955, it like be more of an "rural expressway" like PQ-117 north of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts.
So an expressway with roundabouts? Ew.

Exactly. A road system that will satisfy nobody, not even the environmentalists.
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« Reply #711 on: June 26, 2023, 11:28:53 AM »

Gotta love the usual "induced demand" bullshit. Also gotta love how the Mon Joliette article is obviously biased towards this nonsense.

The project is to induce demand:

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https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/projets-infrastructures/reseau-routier/projets-routiers/laurentides-lanaudiere/prolongement-autoroute-25-amelioration-route-125/Pages/prolongement-autoroute-25-amelioration-route-125.aspx
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In addition, for the past 20 years, traffic volumes have been increasing on Route 125. Thus, demographic projections allow us to anticipate a continuous growth in vehicle demand on this axis: between 1996 and 2016, the population growth in the northern Lanaudière region was 37%, compared to the Quebec average of 12%.

As a result, periods of congestion lengthen at peak times, especially on weekends. The growth of the population and vacationers therefore contributes to the deterioration of traffic and safety conditions on the axis as well as in the municipality of Sainte Julienne.

If growth is framed as inevitable and that highway expansion is critical to accommodate it, then they are clearly saying that inducing demand is something they are deliberately doing.

Induced demand from highway expansion is very much real. The question is whether it's considered to be desirable or not, and whether the growth you want to accommodate is they type of development you want to devote land and resources to.
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« Reply #712 on: June 27, 2023, 12:40:49 AM »

Since many decades, route 125 (route 18 before the number swap of the 1970's) was used by Montreal people who have a cottage in the north, so the traffic jams on week-ends. As time goes by, those people retired, transform their cottage in a cozy home, and more Montrealers did the same.  The problem is that in this kind of place, population density will never be sufficient enough to have any kind of mass transit. People take their cars to go here and there, and it's like this since cars exist.  With the pandemics, even more people left the city to get countryside; that explains, at least in part, the 37% increase of population there.

There's another question about areas like that one; the more the villages grow, the more trucks will use the roads.  An autoroute - or an Interstate in USA - helps to separate the truck traffic from the rest, as the transit traffic almost always take the fastest route.  With many roundabouts, the future route 125 will be anything but fast.
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« Reply #713 on: July 22, 2023, 05:02:25 PM »

There's a third party who uploaded to Google Streetview some street view of the local streets of Schefferville.
https://goo.gl/maps/V8YiVdDaF8QoHxxY6
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« Reply #714 on: August 10, 2023, 05:38:36 PM »

I saw these videos showing the A-35 interchange in construction between Pike River and Philipsburg/St-Armand.

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« Reply #715 on: August 11, 2023, 10:00:11 AM »

^ At the north end of what had been the end of the 4-lane north of Philipsburg, GMSV from last month shows QC 133 traffic using the future northbound off-ramp and going through a roundabout, same spot as the first part of the first video.
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« Reply #716 on: September 02, 2023, 02:41:32 PM »

The intersection of QC-139 and QC-112 is now historic with the new overpass soon to completion. https://goo.gl/maps/LbnCtEY51Z8eH6yx7
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« Reply #717 on: September 10, 2023, 03:03:15 PM »

I saw this French article published late August then the current mayor of Nicolet is opposed to A-30 extension from Becancour to Nicolet for a more green image.
https://www.lenouvelliste.ca/actualites/actualites-locales/2023/08/29/nicolet-demande-a-quebec-dabandonner-le-prolongement-de-lautoroute-30-W4XV32LMLJEF7FORJCIINGIGFY/

Not a good idea with more traffic (and more trucks) on PQ-132.
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« Reply #718 on: September 10, 2023, 06:48:34 PM »

I saw this French article published late August then the current mayor of Nicolet is opposed to A-30 extension from Becancour to Nicolet for a more green image.
https://www.lenouvelliste.ca/actualites/actualites-locales/2023/08/29/nicolet-demande-a-quebec-dabandonner-le-prolongement-de-lautoroute-30-W4XV32LMLJEF7FORJCIINGIGFY/

Not a good idea with more traffic (and more trucks) on PQ-132.

And after some deadly accidents on QC-132 and rang des Soixante, Nicolet municipal council and others will tear down their shirts, shouting "Why the government did nothing? Now our streets are too much dangerous!"

Same old, same old...
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« Reply #719 on: September 11, 2023, 03:29:00 PM »

https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/transports/transports/projets_routiers/Outaouais/Aut-5-prolongement/CA_A5_Racc_Mai2023.png

Autoroute 5's northern terminus currently ends at an at-grade intersection with an odd jog for Route 105. It will be replaced with a roundabout to make Route 105 more straight.
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« Reply #720 on: September 11, 2023, 03:42:53 PM »

https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/transports/transports/projets_routiers/Estrie/reamenagement-echangeur-darche/CarteA410R112.pdf

The Autoroute 440 exit 4 in Sherbrooke (currently a cloverleaf) will be rebuilt into a partial cloverleaf (parclo A-4).
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« Reply #721 on: September 11, 2023, 06:26:25 PM »

https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/transports/transports/projets_routiers/Outaouais/Aut-5-prolongement/CA_A5_Racc_Mai2023.png

Autoroute 5's northern terminus currently ends at an at-grade intersection with an odd jog for Route 105. It will be replaced with a roundabout to make Route 105 more straight.
A-5 was supposed to go quite a bit farther north, but this eliminates the existing stub end for good. I disagree with what they did here though, they had every opportunity to resurrect prior plans for A-5 and not completely redo surface streets.

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« Reply #722 on: September 11, 2023, 09:15:52 PM »

https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/transports/transports/projets_routiers/Outaouais/Aut-5-prolongement/CA_A5_Racc_Mai2023.png

Autoroute 5's northern terminus currently ends at an at-grade intersection with an odd jog for Route 105. It will be replaced with a roundabout to make Route 105 more straight.
Is there a timetable for when this is to happen?  I had been hoping to re-clinch A-5 next year... but perhaps it would be prudent to wait.
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« Reply #723 on: September 11, 2023, 11:33:14 PM »

https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/transports/transports/projets_routiers/Outaouais/Aut-5-prolongement/CA_A5_Racc_Mai2023.png

Autoroute 5's northern terminus currently ends at an at-grade intersection with an odd jog for Route 105. It will be replaced with a roundabout to make Route 105 more straight.
Is there a timetable for when this is to happen?  I had been hoping to re-clinch A-5 next year... but perhaps it would be prudent to wait.
In the spring of  2023, the government is continuing the preparation of section  3, which includes several essential stages before starting work  : geotechnical studies, preparation of plans and specifications, land acquisitions, relocation of public services and obtaining environmental authorizations.

A completion schedule will be specified once all these steps have been completed.
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« Reply #724 on: September 29, 2023, 06:32:47 PM »

https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/transports/transports/projets_routiers/Outaouais/Aut-5-prolongement/CA_A5_Racc_Mai2023.png

Autoroute 5's northern terminus currently ends at an at-grade intersection with an odd jog for Route 105. It will be replaced with a roundabout to make Route 105 more straight.
A-5 was supposed to go quite a bit farther north, but this eliminates the existing stub end for good. I disagree with what they did here though, they had every opportunity to resurrect prior plans for A-5 and not completely redo surface streets.

Indeed, from what I saw on that map at https://transportologie.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/autoroute-450-550-region-de-hull/  A-5 northern terminus was located much further north.
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