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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1425 on: November 16, 2022, 07:44:01 PM »

Darn. Still looks rough around the edges for now
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1426 on: November 19, 2022, 01:15:21 AM »

I just took a closer look at the images you took and it seems like this sign shouldn't be there...

It's suggesting that Sauga Rd/Erin Mills is the next transfer... even though the sign adjacent says that you need to exit to collectors for Sauga/Erin Mills

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1427 on: November 19, 2022, 08:51:21 AM »

I haven't driven through there since last week, but I believe the sign on the left was removed the following night.  The westbound express lanes were closed for two nights in a row, and I'm under the impression that more signs were replaced the evening after I took these photos.  None of the HOV lane signage had been updated last sunday when I drove through either.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1428 on: November 20, 2022, 01:29:34 AM »

Night view of the 401 in Mississauga.  (The army had yet to fully clear the snow from the highway):


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_337_east_EB_Nov22_night_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1429 on: November 20, 2022, 03:39:15 PM »

Army?  Is MTO not the organization handling snow plowing?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1431 on: November 25, 2022, 10:42:01 AM »

Aerial photo of the QEW/Gardiner heading towards Downtown Toronto from the 427 interchange:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/QEW_images/QEW_ar_DJI_0629_Oct22_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1432 on: December 25, 2022, 10:14:30 PM »

I'm not a professional photographer like Mr. AsphaltPlanet here (no idea how he makes his pictures look so nice!), but I've attempted to take some of my own freeway pictures with my new camera.

Here's Highway 401 looking westbound from the Second Line West bridge - where the new expansion is now complete.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1433 on: December 26, 2022, 01:54:27 PM »

Congratulations on your new camera.

If you want to get good at taking road photos, there is no substitute for just getting outside and taking lots of photos.  That's how I learned.  There are also some great youtube videos out there on how to learn how to use a camera.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1434 on: December 27, 2022, 08:00:45 PM »

Thekingshighway.ca also has some info on this, if you scroll down to "small junction signs" and "large junction signs". As andrepoiy said, the enclosed crown shields are used at junctions.

One thing I don't understand, and I don't think his website explains it either, is the difference between "regular trailblazer signs" (crown on top) and "junction trailblazer signs" (enclosed crown). How come the former are used in andrepoiy's second photo for the 401, 403, and QEW?

At risk of taking this into Fictional territory, I've been curious as to what a set of shields (junction, trailblazer, etc.) would look like if Ontario were to use numbered TCH signs.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1435 on: December 27, 2022, 09:27:03 PM »

Congratulations on your new camera.

If you want to get good at taking road photos, there is no substitute for just getting outside and taking lots of photos.  That's how I learned.  There are also some great youtube videos out there on how to learn how to use a camera.

Thanks sir!
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1436 on: December 27, 2022, 09:27:28 PM »

I have attempted to make a timelapse video with my new camera, which I have now posted here:

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1437 on: January 01, 2023, 07:06:42 PM »

I've also now attempted to do a night-time timelapse, however it seems like the image quality isn't as good. Enjoy if you're interested.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1438 on: January 01, 2023, 08:42:47 PM »

Drone photo of the 401 at the 427 in Etobicoke looking east:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_ar_DJI_0020_Oct22_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1439 on: January 01, 2023, 08:44:34 PM »

I've also now attempted to do a night-time timelapse, however it seems like the image quality isn't as good. Enjoy if you're interested.

Night photography/videography is a lot more technically challenging.  You may need a faster lens (one with a brighter maximum aperture) to really see an improvement in quality.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1440 on: January 08, 2023, 10:05:27 PM »

Wonder if we'll get a new sign, or simply a repair of the damaged sign

Source: OPP twitter
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1441 on: January 09, 2023, 11:41:02 AM »

Wonder if we'll get a new sign, or simply a repair of the damaged sign

Source: OPP twitter


While it may be possible to salvage the signs, given that the support structure will definitely need to be replaced I'd bet on all new signs here with these getting recycled or repurposed.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1442 on: January 09, 2023, 05:21:39 PM »

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1443 on: January 09, 2023, 05:24:04 PM »

Wonder if we'll get a new sign, or simply a repair of the damaged sign

Source: OPP twitter


For comparison, here it is last month when I went by there:

Now-collapsed gantry, ON 401 WB exit 410 by Liliana Vess, on Flickr

What happened? Did someone hit it, or did it collapse on its own?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1444 on: January 09, 2023, 08:51:47 PM »

It was struck by a dump truck with its box stuck up.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1445 on: January 10, 2023, 12:22:34 AM »

^ Just like in the USA, the usual suspect when it comes to bringing down or damaging overhead signs (and bridges).
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1446 on: January 26, 2023, 10:45:43 PM »

Quick question--I'm updating my global list of Maltese cross stacks and so far I show just one in all of Ontario (and Canada):  Hwy. 400/407 ETR.  Are there any others?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1447 on: January 27, 2023, 01:56:23 PM »

Quick question--I'm updating my global list of Maltese cross stacks and so far I show just one in all of Ontario (and Canada):  Hwy. 400/407 ETR.  Are there any others?

Pretty sure that's the only full stack interchange in Ontario
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