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jakeroot:

--- Quote from: Concrete Bob on September 24, 2021, 11:05:42 PM ---Calgary has a very extensive skeletal arterial network (Anderson Road, Beddington Trail, etc.) . It appears that nearly all of their skeletal arterials are easily upgradable to freeway.  The city appears to have large rights of way where the skeletal arterials intersect. Calgary has done a nice job planning its freeway and arterial network.  I am looking forward to visiting Calgary and Edmonton once COVID lifts.  I have wanted to visit the area since the 1970s.

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These arterials also have some of the largest slip lanes I have ever seen. They're on the verge of being off- and on-ramps.

dmuzika:
A couple major roadways recently opened in Calgary. Airport Trail is now opened on Sept 30 between 36 St NE and Metis Trail, and now runs continuous from Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail. Today, Stoney Trail opened between Fish Creek Blvd and Hwy 22X (west), completing the SW portion of the Ring Road. Now only the West Ring Road (Hwy 8 to Hwy 1) remains and is under construction.

yeggator:

--- Quote from: Stephane Dumas on September 24, 2021, 09:02:47 PM ---Google Streetview show the construction of the new interchange on Airport trail at 19th Street NE and Barlow Trail. https://goo.gl/maps/VEkrkMbo875EBokB9

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Wow, Calgary's already building a brand new freeway at the airport and Edmonton is still working on making the Yellowhead a free-flow road. :spin:

vdeane:

--- Quote from: yeggator on October 17, 2021, 11:10:10 PM ---
--- Quote from: Stephane Dumas on September 24, 2021, 09:02:47 PM ---Google Streetview show the construction of the new interchange on Airport trail at 19th Street NE and Barlow Trail. https://goo.gl/maps/VEkrkMbo875EBokB9

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Wow, Calgary's already building a brand new freeway at the airport and Edmonton is still working on making the Yellowhead a free-flow road. :spin:

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Meanwhile, Calgary still doesn't have a full beltway and TCH 1 will probably never be a full freeway though there.

LilianaUwU:
A girl from Alberta redesigned the moose crossing sign out of pure boredom, and it was approved federally: https://www.macleans.ca/society/environment/the-tiktok-star-behind-canadas-new-and-less-floppy-moose-crossing-sign/


--- Quote ---In the summer of 2017, Chloë Chapdelaine was 18 and living by herself in a trailer near the tiny town of Foremost, Alta., where she was holding down two summer jobs at a pool and community support centre.

She had no WiFi. She had no television. And she had exactly one roadside attraction to pique her interest on the highway route to and from work: a moose crossing sign that, every time she looked at it, just seemed a bit off. A bit . . . floppy.

In her spare time, Chapdelaine, an aspiring design student from Medicine Hat, Alta., decided to take action: “This was the perfect personal challenge to see what I can do.” So she sat down with a Sharpie. She drew a new design that was more reflective of the “majestic” animal and wrote a lighthearted essay to go with it.

She printed out 10 copies and mailed them to various government departments and transportation agencies, not really expecting to hear back. But four long years later, the design is in the Transportation Association of Canada’s newest Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, a guide for governments on the use of road signs across the country. It is already being used for new and replacement signage along roadways, and will become more ubiquitous in 2022.
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