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ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« on: November 18, 2012, 05:58:36 PM »

A new 4-lane segment of Highway 26 in Ontario opened to traffic last week between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach.  I took these photos before construction was completed back in September but they are the best that I have.







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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 10:10:20 AM »

Is this the bypass that was started in 2003 and then stalled for several years? I was starting to think it would never see the light of day.
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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 01:32:19 PM »

From this point of view - and according to some pictures on your website -, the base granulate looks very fine. I hope the subbase is glue or first class MG>56!
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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 02:27:36 PM »

The construction of this highway looked pretty typical of other highways butyl in Ontario, so it should be OK.  I went out for a drive on the new highway yesterday just to check it out and it rode pretty smoothly.
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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 11:20:55 PM »

Hey Scott, just an FYI, you don't need to put quotes around the URL when putting it in the URL tags. ;)


Anyways, Scott, how does the new alignment tie into the old one at each end?  Did the old road get cut off on each end, or are there intersections for it?  Want to update my {26} file for CHM, but need to know this info first before I can do it.

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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 10:24:09 AM »

There is a tie in with the old road (Beachwood Road) at the west end, there isn't a tie in at the east end.
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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 01:40:42 AM »

The old highway (now Beachwood Rd./Lyons Ct.) is now closed at Mosley St., and the traffic light has been removed. Traffic on the still-open section of Beechwood is fed into the Cedar Grove Pkwy., and the Lyons Ct. section is now fed into 71st. St. (which I live on) via an awkward new connection.

I'm not sure if the closure is for the contruction of the Mosley roundabout or because the section of old 26 is being abandoned to save money (and the roundabout cancelled), but it does seem odd that construction would start in late November for that. 

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Re: ON Hwy 26 New opens (photos)
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 03:44:06 PM »

I am under the impression that the roundabout at the old alignment is still going ahead.  You're right though, it is odd that construction would start so late in the year.
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