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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #100 on: November 29, 2022, 01:18:17 AM »

I think it's funny that Alberta still has yet to make Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton fully controlled-access, despite being the richest province, while New Brunswick has now an absurdly large controlled-access freeway-to-population ratio despite being one of the poorer provinces.

Does Alberta intend to upgrade Hwy 2 from Calgary to Edmonton to freeway standards at all?
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #101 on: November 29, 2022, 02:35:22 AM »

I think it's funny that Alberta still has yet to make Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton fully controlled-access, despite being the richest province, while New Brunswick has now an absurdly large controlled-access freeway-to-population ratio despite being one of the poorer provinces.

Does Alberta intend to upgrade Hwy 2 from Calgary to Edmonton to freeway standards at all?
Maybe Alberta indirectly paid for New Brunswick's freeway through transfer payments??  :poke: :spin:

There's been enough studies on the QE2 over the years that one would think it's a long-term plan. There are 5 uncontrolled intersections between Calgary and Edmonton, all minor rural roads. An easy win is closing all the intersections, but you might need 1 or 2 interchanges to finish the job.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #102 on: December 05, 2022, 12:38:12 PM »

I think it's funny that Alberta still has yet to make Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton fully controlled-access, despite being the richest province, while New Brunswick has now an absurdly large controlled-access freeway-to-population ratio despite being one of the poorer provinces.

Does Alberta intend to upgrade Hwy 2 from Calgary to Edmonton to freeway standards at all?
Maybe Alberta indirectly paid for New Brunswick's freeway through transfer payments??  :poke: :spin:

There's been enough studies on the QE2 over the years that one would think it's a long-term plan. There are 5 uncontrolled intersections between Calgary and Edmonton, all minor rural roads. An easy win is closing all the intersections, but you might need 1 or 2 interchanges to finish the job.

As an update, Alberta Transportation is looking to convert 3 at-grade intersections along Highway 2 in Foothills County (south of Calgary) to right-in/right-out in 2023 (https://www.alberta.ca/highway-2-median-removals-foothills-county.aspx), while also planning for an interchange at 338 Avenue (https://www.alberta.ca/highway-2-to-338-avenue-interchange.aspx) located midway between the Highway 7/547 and Highway 2A/543 interchanges. Personally I've felt more uneasy travelling Hwy 2 in this section than Mountain View County (between Calgary & Red Deer) as there are more acreages in the area resulting in more traffic turning left or trying to cross. It also shows neglect for those Mountain View County intersections but I'm guessing it all comes down to a lower collision count.  :banghead:
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