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AsphaltPlanet:
View of Highway 400 looking southerly from the King/Vaughan Road overpass.  The dedicated HOV ingress/egress lane can be seen on the southbound side of the highway.  This is a new approach to managing access to and from HOV lanes -- a first for a highway in Ontario:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_400_images/400_cl_41_south_SB_t_Jul21_24x16.jpg

andrepoiy:
Hol up, how??? So instead of just having broken lines, there will be dedicated exits/entrances like some US express lanes???

I mean, good idea, but to me, they coulda just made another general purpose lane instead of that...

cbeach40:

--- Quote from: andrepoiy on July 21, 2021, 09:17:16 PM ---Hol up, how??? So instead of just having broken lines, there will be dedicated exits/entrances like some US express lanes???

I mean, good idea, but to me, they coulda just made another general purpose lane instead of that...

--- End quote ---

A lot of it is at the expense of the shoulder, at least based on the photo above. Not continuous by any means so no room for an additional lane.

AsphaltPlanet:
A series of views looking both west and east on the 401 from the Avenue Road overpass.  A pavement rehabilitation project is underway to rehabilitate the concrete road base on the eastbound express lanes through here:

View looking westerly from the Avenue Road overpass.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_367_west_C_Jul21_24x16.jpg

A fifth eastbound lane has been temporarily added to the collector lanes while the express lanes are reduced.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_367_west_EB_Jul21_24x16.jpg

Easterly view from Avenue Road.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_367_east_c_Jul21_24x16.jpg

View looking easterly overtop of the eastbound express lanes. The dowels that link the pre-existing concrete to the new slabs have already been drilled and grouted into the pre-existing concrete road base in advance of the new slab being poured.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_367_east_EB-EXP_Jul21_24x16.jpg

Zoomed in view of the previous photo. The ever growing North York Skyline is visible in the distance.

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_367_east_EB-EXP-t_Jul21_24x16.jpg

andrepoiy:
Oh wow, they already moved to Avenue. I only knew of the same thing in happening in the East End.

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