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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1350 on: April 25, 2022, 04:33:37 PM »

Curious as to why Highway 11's exits are not numbered between Gravenhurst and Orillia, and also between Orillia and Highway 400. Are there plans to number these eventually? I also notice that Highway 69's exits aren't numbered north of the French River

It's most likely since they're not controlled access
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1351 on: May 01, 2022, 09:55:46 PM »

Today I drove on the now toll-free Highway 418

Regarding signage changes, they covered over the "TOLL" on overhead signs, they removed the toll tab from reassurance markers (but the blue on white markers are still there), and they added new "407 Transponder Must Be Visible" signs at the end of the freeway. I believe they might have also removed the "418 407 Transponder Must Be Visible" signs at the entrances to the 418 but I wasn't paying too much attention to that. The toll gantries are also still there.

What I think might be useful is to put a "LAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL" tab on the final exit before going to Highway 407 on the north end.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1352 on: May 09, 2022, 07:41:12 PM »

A part of the Wayne Gretzky Parkway has collapsed onto Highway 403 in Brantford. Wow.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8820886/bridge-collapse-highway-403-brant-county-may-2022/


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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1353 on: May 09, 2022, 07:52:15 PM »

Fortunately, no one was hurt or killed. That reminds me of the 2 viaducts in Laval, QC who collapsed. First one was Du Souvenir Blvd overpass in 2000 and the 2nd, De La Concorde Blvd in 2007.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1354 on: May 09, 2022, 09:17:51 PM »

If you look at the middle of the beam on the bridge, looks like that there was a significant impact there.  Could that be related to the partial collapse?

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1355 on: May 09, 2022, 10:40:57 PM »

If you look at the middle of the beam on the bridge, looks like that there was a significant impact there.  Could that be related to the partial collapse?

Yeah they reported a truck collided with the bridge
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1356 on: May 10, 2022, 02:53:33 PM »

Looks like this was a protective beam and not a structural member. You can see it in street view, and it looked all scratched up already.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1357 on: May 10, 2022, 03:08:39 PM »

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1358 on: May 10, 2022, 09:25:38 PM »


A Polandball comic references Ontario Highways:


https://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/umh5vk/just_one_more_lane/

Highway 401 was built like that back in the 70s, it was not widened one lane at a time. Internet urbanists are the worst.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1359 on: May 10, 2022, 10:07:12 PM »


A Polandball comic references Ontario Highways:


https://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/umh5vk/just_one_more_lane/

Highway 401 was built like that back in the 70s, it was not widened one lane at a time. Internet urbanists are the worst.

I think this is supposed to be comical, not necessarily following the exact truths.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1360 on: May 11, 2022, 12:07:47 AM »


A Polandball comic references Ontario Highways:


https://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/umh5vk/just_one_more_lane/

Highway 401 was built like that back in the 70s, it was not widened one lane at a time. Internet urbanists are the worst.

I think this is supposed to be comical, not necessarily following the exact truths.

It's misinformation.
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