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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #650 on: July 07, 2022, 08:56:47 PM »

With the location of the new terminus at 170, does that position them for a future southern bypass of LaBaie?
R-381 already is the southern bypass for La Baie. It was relocated in the late 1990's. Prior to that, it reached Grande-Baie via Chemin de la Rivière Along Ha! Ha! River. Trafic East and South of La Baie is scarce, light years away from warranting anything access-controlled around or beyond the town, whether it's two or four lanes.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #651 on: July 08, 2022, 12:51:21 AM »

so... why does the MTQ need so many years to construct 5 km of freeway...?
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« Reply #652 on: July 13, 2022, 02:56:23 PM »

so... why does the MTQ need so many years to construct 5 km of freeway...?

I wondered the same question. Some joked then they built one section before an election. Then built another one before another election,....

Looks like the interchange north of Quebec Bridge and Pierre-Laporte bridge will get some big changes coming ahead.
https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/projets-infrastructures/reseau-routier/projets-routiers/capitale-nationale/echangeurs-ponts-pierre-laporte-quebec/Pages/maintien-bonification.aspx
https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/projets-infrastructures/reseau-routier/projets-routiers/capitale-nationale/echangeurs-ponts-pierre-laporte-quebec/Documents/carte-echangeurs-nord-des-ponts.pdf
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #653 on: July 15, 2022, 11:31:32 AM »

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so... why does the MTQ need so many years to construct 5 km of freeway...?

I wondered the same question. Some joked then they built one section before an election. Then built another one before another election,....
Its construction is made through highly unstable terrain (see map of landslide-prone areas ― one occurred just across the Mars River one month ago, forcing nearly 200 out of their homes), so precautionary measures and stabilisation works are likely required... but the pace of announcements is indeed curiously compliant with the electoral calendar.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #654 on: July 28, 2022, 03:52:04 PM »

Meanwhile, in Shawinigan,...



Works on pont des Piles (A-55/QC-155) are going well.  As we can see on this picture, the two towers are built, and the installation of the cables will go on along the summer.  After calling for a re-opening of the bridge about end of December, then October, the MTQ is now talking about "beginning of fall", if no problem occurs.  They even talk about planning a special plan if re-opening of the bridge is not done by the beginning of St-Tite's Western Festival, scheduled this year from September 9th to 18th.  The only negative point, for now, is that the 9-million CA$ budget of the entire operation will definitely be broken.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #655 on: July 28, 2022, 06:31:45 PM »

I have just recently learned of the history of the Quebec Bridge.  Wow!   That is some story.  Sorry so many lives were lost. 
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« Reply #656 on: August 04, 2022, 06:32:09 PM »

There's a small gap of West Galt Street in Sherbrooke who got a big makeover.
https://mtlurb.com/topic/14767-ville-de-sherbrooke-les-projets/?do=findComment&comment=480117

Streetview from 2018. https://goo.gl/maps/Ho3KySuAK6e8yvah6

And a older photo from the same street, circa 1980 or older.  https://www.facebook.com/207295232804246/photos/a.207307842802985/674218156111949/?type=3&theater
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #657 on: August 12, 2022, 04:35:47 PM »

Someone uploaded on GSV some views of "The Route du Nord" as well as the James Bay Highway.
https://goo.gl/maps/J71vu1HSvu7UqALF9
https://goo.gl/maps/qng6SZNViixdGWDu8
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #658 on: August 13, 2022, 02:04:57 AM »

I have just recently learned of the history of the Quebec Bridge.  Wow!   That is some story.  Sorry so many lives were lost.

As of today, the Quebec Bridge is still the world's longest cantilever bridge.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #659 on: August 17, 2022, 01:56:16 PM »

GSV show an updated view of the reconfigurated ramps of A-10 exit 68 (PQ-139) on the westbound side.  https://goo.gl/maps/2VMTfcaFdYvYMNWE8

Now if they could update their satellite views....
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #660 on: August 19, 2022, 10:58:20 AM »

GSV show an updated view of the reconfigurated ramps of A-10 exit 68 (PQ-139) on the westbound side.  https://goo.gl/maps/2VMTfcaFdYvYMNWE8

Now if they could update their satellite views....

Why was the old interchange so weird anyways?
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #661 on: August 19, 2022, 12:57:53 PM »

Why was the old interchange so weird anyways?

There was a time when A-10 was a toll road and the "inner cloverleaf" ramps allowed drivers to enter or exit while paying a toll like the former toll plaza at Marieville.
 https://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/3163994

A-15(Laurentian autoroute), A-13 and A-40 (North Shore autoroute) between Montreal and Berthierville was also once toll roads.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #662 on: September 17, 2022, 04:19:16 PM »

The Conservatives are apparently attempting to make the speed limit an issue in Québec's elections this year:

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/eric-duhaime-120kmh-speed-limit

(The CPQ is unlikely to win more than a few seats, however.)
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« Reply #663 on: September 24, 2022, 08:13:57 PM »

QC 199 during Hurricane Fiona. Multiple segments looked like this:

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