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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1200 on: June 18, 2021, 08:04:57 PM »

Is there a project webpage for this Highway 69 expansion? I Googled but I can't seem to find one.

(for example, the 427 extension's webpage is at https://427expansion.ca/)
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1201 on: June 18, 2021, 09:39:01 PM »

Traffic has been shifted onto a new alignment north through both the French and Pickerel River bridges, but neither of the interchanges at Pickerel River Road or Hwy 607 are open.  So far only one carriageway of the new highway had opened, and the full freeway won’t be completed until next year.

There are photos of this project from earlier this spring on a previous page of this forum thread.

So, OSM is incorrect showing that SH-607's interchange is only partially open (NB side only open)?  If it's at least partially open, I can at least put that 'intersection' in the correct place (working on creating all the Secondary Highway files for TM).  As for Pickerel River Road, I guess I can just make that a hidden point till it's open.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1202 on: June 20, 2021, 08:55:54 PM »

Yes, OSH would be incorrect if any of the 607 interchange is open.  None of the interchange is open.  Hwy 607 will be relocated to a new location slightly to the south of the former at-grade intersection, but 607 still meets 69 at-grade at roughly the same location as the pre-construction location.  (Two way traffic has been shifted onto the northbound carriageway for now, the former carriageway that existed before construction will carry southbound traffic once construction has been completed).
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1203 on: June 20, 2021, 09:29:20 PM »

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1204 on: June 21, 2021, 06:16:50 PM »

The Skyline of North York.  As seen from Don Mills Road.


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_374_west_WB-EXP-t_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Holy Sprawl Batman!  This is how the same place looked back in 2009. https://goo.gl/maps/mQ8shF7bVBKUjh2i7
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1205 on: June 21, 2021, 07:29:14 PM »

The Skyline of North York.  As seen from Don Mills Road.


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_374_west_WB-EXP-t_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Holy Sprawl Batman!  This is how the same place looked back in 2009. https://goo.gl/maps/mQ8shF7bVBKUjh2i7

To the north of the 401 here is Sheppard Avenue, where there's a subway line. That's probably why.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1206 on: June 29, 2021, 12:56:59 AM »

View looking easterly along the 401 from the Renforth overpass towards the 427 interchange:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_348_east_EB_night_Jun21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1207 on: July 01, 2021, 06:40:27 PM »

A couple of photos of the new signage that has been erected along the 401 through Whitby.  The Brock Street interchange has been under construction over the past several years:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_dv_410-5_west_Jun21_24x16.jpg


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_dv_410-1_west_Jun21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1208 on: July 01, 2021, 08:40:49 PM »

Photos looking easterly from the Doon Valley Pedestrian Bridge overtop of the 401 towards the Grand River Bridges.  Work is very much underway to replace the twin Grand River Bridges:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_276_east_EB_Jun21_24x16.jpg


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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1209 on: July 01, 2021, 08:43:07 PM »

A couple of photos of the new signage that has been erected along the 401 through Whitby.  The Brock Street interchange has been under construction over the past several years:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_dv_410-5_west_Jun21_24x16.jpg


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_dv_410-1_west_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Wonder why RR-46 isn't shown on the sign for Brock Street

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1210 on: July 01, 2021, 10:05:14 PM »

Views of the 401 through the Hespeler Road widening.  Like the photos up thread, these photos were taken earlier this week:

View looking westerly through the Hespeler Road (Hwy 24) overpass.  Machinery is in the median to place the footings for the central pier.  The form work for the outer abutments are visible on either side of the highway:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_dv_282_west_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Two views looking westerly towards the Hwy 24 interchange from the Franklin Boulevard interchange.  The partial interchange at Franklin Boulevard has been closed during this stage of the construction project:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_284_west_t_Jun21_24x16.jpg


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_284_west_EB_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Easterly view towards Toronto from Franklin Boulevard:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_284_east_c_Jun21_24x16.jpg


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_284_east_EB_Jun21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1211 on: July 02, 2021, 12:20:10 PM »

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1212 on: July 02, 2021, 01:02:46 PM »

Wow, so empty... Usually there's so much traffic (especially trucks)
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« Reply #1213 on: July 02, 2021, 01:12:37 PM »

These were shot fairly late in the evening, so traffic was fairly light.  I'd have to check the exif data from the camera, but these were probably taken at 7:30 or so in the evening.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1215 on: July 03, 2021, 04:55:18 PM »

I think that 403 in Mississauga shouldn't be signed as "QEW via 403" or "401 via 403" anymore because I don't really think it serves through traffic as much anymore. Maybe in the 80s it did but now there are significant "destinations" along the 403 in Mississauga. Idk, just my thought.
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« Reply #1216 on: July 03, 2021, 06:40:26 PM »

I think that 403 in Mississauga shouldn't be signed as "QEW via 403" or "401 via 403" anymore because I don't really think it serves through traffic as much anymore. Maybe in the 80s it did but now there are significant "destinations" along the 403 in Mississauga. Idk, just my thought.

I guess is for tourists who aren't too familiar with the GTA and miss Hwy-427 to reach the QEW then they got Hwy-403 as an alternative.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1217 on: July 03, 2021, 07:56:46 PM »

^ Personally, I'm fine with the QEW via 403 wording.  Sure, there are other ways to word the sign, but I think the QEW should be signed from the 401, and vice versa.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1218 on: July 03, 2021, 08:03:01 PM »

Some views looking at the 427 from Langstaff Road, shot earlier this week:

Southerly view overtop of the southbound lanes:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_410-427_images/427_cl_23_south_SB_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Southerly view overtop of the northbound lanes:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_410-427_images/427_cl_23_south_NB_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Northerly view from the centre of the highway:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_410-427_images/427_cl_23_north_c_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Northerly view looking north overtop of the northbound lanes:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_410-427_images/427_cl_23_north_NB_Jun21_24x16.jpg

Northerly view looking northerly overtop of the southbound lanes:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_410-427_images/427_cl_23_north_SB_Jun21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1219 on: July 03, 2021, 10:26:29 PM »

Hm, I wonder if the repaving has anything to do with the lawsuit and the province demanding the 2% runoff grade
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1221 on: July 17, 2021, 07:31:59 PM »

There's a road project who desserve to be more known, the third crossing of Kingston Ontario who'll offer an alternative to Hwy-401 and former Hwy-2.
https://thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca/
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1222 on: July 17, 2021, 08:56:05 PM »

I mean, the 401 and the Causeway crossing aren't that congested? Are they?
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« Reply #1223 on: July 18, 2021, 07:34:44 AM »

I mean, the 401 and the Causeway crossing aren't that congested? Are they?

Hwy-401 isn't usually that congested but the Causeway is and it might also relief some traffic away from downtown. 
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« Reply #1224 on: July 18, 2021, 06:26:55 PM »

As Stephane has indicated, the LaSalle Causeway is busy and deposits all traffic onto busy downtown streets.

The City of Kingston wants to develop the lands east of the river and needs a more comprehensive transportation network in order to do so sensibly.
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