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Started by Stojko, February 04, 2010, 06:56:42 PM

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Stephane Dumas

Some new shots of A-35 near Pike River filmed in late October.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8BDXfwgcBc


Stephane Dumas

GSV show a view of the construction of the flyover ramp who'll go from A-440 west to A-15 north taken last November.  https://maps.app.goo.gl/PeBAGVDG65kUE5F9A

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roadman65

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/meet-fred-quebec-s-latest-school-zone-traffic-light-that-leaves-speeding-drivers-on-red-1.6378486

This webpage goes back to an earlier 2023 installment of a traffic signal in Broussard that remains red until an approaching car slows down to a certain speed limit. To me personally it can only work on lightly traveled two lane roads, but the media in Montreal wants to bring it out again.  I'm guessing in this situation FRED is gone past the experimental stage with flying colors.
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vdeane

The next segment of A-70 is under construction.  Construction of the whole project is scheduled to last through 2028.

https://www.quebec.ca/transports/projets-routiers/saguenay-lac-saint-jean/autoroute-70-grande-anse-la-baie-construction
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Richard3

Quote from: vdeane on January 15, 2024, 02:41:32 PM
The next segment of A-70 is under construction.  Construction of the whole project is scheduled to last through 2028.

https://www.quebec.ca/transports/projets-routiers/saguenay-lac-saint-jean/autoroute-70-grande-anse-la-baie-construction

Construction industry, at least in province of Quebec, is not the same than it was some decades ago; this section of freeway is about 4.3 miles, and will take over 5 years to be completed. Because when the MTQ says 2028, we can figure out that will not be January. A Quebec TV host said, some times ago, that if Quebec have to rebuilt James Bay complex, it would take a whole century.
- How many people are working in here?
- About 20%

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Chris

Quote from: Richard3 on February 26, 2024, 01:04:04 PM
Construction industry, at least in province of Quebec, is not the same than it was some decades ago; this section of freeway is about 4.3 miles, and will take over 5 years to be completed.

This trend can also be seen in Europe, where projects that used to take 2 - 2.5 years now take 4 or 5 years (or 8-10 years in Germany and Switzerland).

I don't quite understand what's behind this. It's a recent phenomenon, mainly from the past 10 years or so.

They're talking about robotization and digitalization to boost productivity in the construction sector, but the opposite is happening.

More environmental or labor law regulations? Lower road spending as a percentage of GDP? Less productive workers? Complex contract terms?

LilianaUwU

Seems as though A-915 was commissioned on the Sortie 45 spur of A-15 in Saint-Jérôme, per the Atlas des Transports. I can confirm that it's unsigned as of last month, though.
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andrepoiy

Quote from: LilianaUwU on March 14, 2024, 02:14:25 AM
Seems as though A-915 was commissioned on the Sortie 45 spur of A-15 in Saint-Jérôme, per the Atlas des Transports. I can confirm that it's unsigned as of last month, though.

What was it referred to before A-915? I remember seeing this on the map and wondering what it was called

LilianaUwU

Quote from: andrepoiy on March 14, 2024, 04:02:37 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on March 14, 2024, 02:14:25 AM
Seems as though A-915 was commissioned on the Sortie 45 spur of A-15 in Saint-Jérôme, per the Atlas des Transports. I can confirm that it's unsigned as of last month, though.

What was it referred to before A-915? I remember seeing this on the map and wondering what it was called

Pretty sure it was a reference number before.
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Stephane Dumas

Quote from: LilianaUwU on March 14, 2024, 05:27:32 PM
Quote from: andrepoiy on March 14, 2024, 04:02:37 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on March 14, 2024, 02:14:25 AMSeems as though A-915 was commissioned on the Sortie 45 spur of A-15 in Saint-Jérôme, per the Atlas des Transports. I can confirm that it's unsigned as of last month, though.

What was it referred to before A-915? I remember seeing this on the map and wondering what it was called

Pretty sure it was a reference number before.

Yes or a secret number from what I saw on that document. https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/ministere/acces-information-renseignements-personnels/documents-reglement-diffusion/demande-acces/Documents/2023/11/DA-2023-2024-00387%20-%20Liste_routes%20sous%20juridiction%20du%20MTMD.pdf

Btw, I saw this French article about TCH-117 upcoming improvements between Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or posted last January. https://www.noovo.info/nouvelle/la-route-117-metamorphosee-entre-rouyn-noranda-et-val-dor.html

LilianaUwU

The caquiste government wants to turn Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency (one of many A-440) into an urban boulevard:

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2024/04/03/dufferin-montmorency--le-gouvernement-sengage-a-convertir-lautoroute-en-boulevard-urbain

As if traffic wasn't already garbage in this city.
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vdeane

Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 04:00:45 PMThe caquiste government wants to turn Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency (one of many A-440) into an urban boulevard:

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2024/04/03/dufferin-montmorency--le-gouvernement-sengage-a-convertir-lautoroute-en-boulevard-urbain

As if traffic wasn't already garbage in this city.
Well, that's unexpected.  I never saw Legault as the highway removal type.
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LilianaUwU

Quote from: vdeane on April 08, 2024, 08:44:10 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 04:00:45 PMThe caquiste government wants to turn Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency (one of many A-440) into an urban boulevard:

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2024/04/03/dufferin-montmorency--le-gouvernement-sengage-a-convertir-lautoroute-en-boulevard-urbain

As if traffic wasn't already garbage in this city.
Well, that's unexpected.  I never saw Legault as the highway removal type.
Me neither. For what it's worth, this is after one (1) accident resulting in the death of a family, which is the fault of a drunk driver going the wrong way at the Boulevard François-de-Laval intersection. Obviously the solution to this accident at an intersection is to put MORE intersections!
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vdeane

Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 09:02:12 PMFor what it's worth, this is after one (1) accident resulting in the death of a family, which is the fault of a drunk driver going the wrong way at the Boulevard François-de-Laval intersection. Obviously the solution to this accident at an intersection is to put MORE intersections!
Reminds me of when Cuomo decided to solve a crash caused by a lack of guiderail with a speed limit reduction and replacing acceleration lanes with stop signs.
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LilianaUwU

Anyways, the obvious solution on A-440 is to, y'know, have an interchange at Boulevard François-de-Laval. If that can't be done, dead end the boulevard, or have a right-in/right-out.
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74/171FAN

Quote from: vdeane on April 08, 2024, 09:34:14 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 09:02:12 PMFor what it's worth, this is after one (1) accident resulting in the death of a family, which is the fault of a drunk driver going the wrong way at the Boulevard François-de-Laval intersection. Obviously the solution to this accident at an intersection is to put MORE intersections!
Reminds me of when Cuomo decided to solve a crash caused by a lack of guiderail with a speed limit reduction and replacing acceleration lanes with stop signs.

I presume you are referring to NY 198.
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Stephane Dumas

I guess the folks who pushed for Champlain Blvd "upgrade" into a scenic highway might have pushed the same for Dufferin-Montmorency.

vdeane

Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 09:44:37 PMAnyways, the obvious solution on A-440 is to, y'know, have an interchange at Boulevard François-de-Laval. If that can't be done, dead end the boulevard, or have a right-in/right-out.
Why haven't they done that by now?  I honestly don't understand why that at-grade exists.  It isn't that far from the adjacent interchanges and doesn't seem to provide access to anywhere they don't.
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LilianaUwU

Quote from: vdeane on April 09, 2024, 08:21:40 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 09:44:37 PMAnyways, the obvious solution on A-440 is to, y'know, have an interchange at Boulevard François-de-Laval. If that can't be done, dead end the boulevard, or have a right-in/right-out.
Why haven't they done that by now?  I honestly don't understand why that at-grade exists.  It isn't that far from the adjacent interchanges and doesn't seem to provide access to anywhere they don't.
I don't know. There might be too much traffic at that specific spot.
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Richard3

Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 08, 2024, 09:44:37 PMAnyways, the obvious solution on A-440 is to, y'know, have an interchange at Boulevard François-de-Laval. If that can't be done, dead end the boulevard, or have a right-in/right-out.

I'm in to dead end the F-d-L boulevard at boulevard Ste-Anne. It's not like the other interchanges were so far away.
- How many people are working in here?
- About 20%

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States/provinces/territories I didn't went in: AB, AK, AL, BC, HI, KS, LA, MB, MN, MS, MT, ND, NL, NT, NU, RI, SD, SK, WA, WI, YT.  Well, maybe some options for a post-retirement road trip. Maybe.

Stephane Dumas


LilianaUwU

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Stephane Dumas

Quote from: LilianaUwU on April 11, 2024, 07:44:01 PM
Quote from: Stephane Dumas on April 11, 2024, 07:39:40 PMThere was another protest against A-20 extension at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges from what I read on these French articles suggesting instead improving PQ-132.
https://www.infodimanche.com/actualites/actualite/608431/une-mobilisation-contre-lautoroute-20-a-notre-dame-des-neiges
https://www.msn.com/fr-ca/actualites/quebec-canada/les-opposants-au-prolongement-de-l-a-20-se-font-encore-entendre/ar-BB1lbAgV

They should have a chat with the folks who can't stand 18-wheels trucks anymore.
https://www.msn.com/fr-ca/actualites/est-du-quebec/exc%C3%A9d%C3%A9s-par-le-bruit-des-citoyens-r%C3%A9clament-lautoroute-20-%C3%A0-saint-fabien/ar-AA1eYxio
Those protesters really said "let's half-ass this so people keep dying".

I doubt they would sing the same song if one of their friends or relatives was injured or killed. I stop here since my thoughts about these protesters aren't suitable for younger audiences.

LilianaUwU

The number of people who speed and do jank maneuvers on that segment of QC 132 won't go down with simple "safety improvements". Also, connecting A-20 needs to be done right, with a divided four-lane freeway, otherwise deaths will keep happening, like they do on the Rimouski segment.
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