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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #475 on: November 20, 2020, 04:46:55 PM »

Prowling MTQ's recent press releases, I noticed a few other noteworthy updates:

-- Reconstruction of the Turcot interchange in Montreal (A-15/A-20/A-720/R-136) is almost done, though with some finishing work going into 2021. Finally! I don't know when Autoroute 720 will be completely decommissioned in favor of R-136, which I understand was awaiting the Turcot revamp.

-- A short reroute of R-169 in Alma opened last month.

-- Plans have been approved for a northward extension of A-25 to Sainte-Julienne. Work is scheduled to begin in 2022.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #476 on: Today at 11:39:29 AM »

Prowling MTQ's recent press releases, I noticed a few other noteworthy updates:

-- Reconstruction of the Turcot interchange in Montreal (A-15/A-20/A-720/R-136) is almost done, though with some finishing work going into 2021. Finally! I don't know when Autoroute 720 will be completely decommissioned in favor of R-136, which I understand was awaiting the Turcot revamp.

-- A short reroute of R-169 in Alma opened last month.

-- Plans have been approved for a northward extension of A-25 to Sainte-Julienne. Work is scheduled to begin in 2022.

Thanks, oscar!

Just to add some infos on upcoming works,...

- A-30 shoulders are turning into bus-reserved lanes between A-20 in Boucherville, and A-10 in Brossard.  Works will continue until 2021.
- A-50 twinning: Works would be starting as soon as 2022 on two lenghts, between Gatineau (Buckingham) and L'Ange-Gardien, and between Lachute and Mirabel.  The rest of the distance is on study.
- Route 117 between Labelle and Rivière-Rouge will be turned from 2-lane to 4-lane divided starting 2022.
- A-55 twinning between Bécancour and A-20; works would start in 2022.
- 1,5 G$ (CA) to be invested on A-15 in Laval and Boisbriand; many improvements to be done, starting in 2022.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #477 on: Today at 11:49:09 AM »

- 1,5 G$

$1.5 Billion

(For those who didn't know.  I had to look it up myself.)
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #478 on: Today at 11:57:17 AM »

This may be a silly question, but why are the road signs bilingual in Ontario, but only in French in Quebec?

In some provinces, like Ontario, and Nova Scotia, road signs are bilingual in areas where strong french-speaking communities are present. In other provinces, like New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, all signage is pretty much bilingual.

The case of province of Quebec is particular.  As cbeach40 said, there's many issues about that situation, but essentially, on freeways, signs are bilingual on Federal-owned roadways, like Champlain and Jacques-Cartier Bridges, and Pierre-Elloitt-Trudeau Airport.  About everything else is in french only.  On smaller signage, there is some exceptions, like into First Nations reserves, where some local languages are used.  I always remember when the MTQ renovated R-132/138 in Kahnawake; they rebuilt it with 4-lanes undivided, plus a bus-reserved lane eastbound.  Go figure why, the bus-reserved lane signage was in French, in Mohawk language, but not in English. Knowing that the Mohawk people use mostly English and Mohawk languages, it may be almost insulting for those people.
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #479 on: Today at 11:57:53 AM »

- 1,5 G$

$1.5 Billion

(For those who didn't know.  I had to look it up myself.)

...thanks!
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Re: Quebec's Highways
« Reply #480 on: Today at 04:52:01 PM »

Prowling MTQ's recent press releases, I noticed a few other noteworthy updates:

-- Reconstruction of the Turcot interchange in Montreal (A-15/A-20/A-720/R-136) is almost done, though with some finishing work going into 2021. Finally! I don't know when Autoroute 720 will be completely decommissioned in favor of R-136, which I understand was awaiting the Turcot revamp.

-- A short reroute of R-169 in Alma opened last month.

-- Plans have been approved for a northward extension of A-25 to Sainte-Julienne. Work is scheduled to begin in 2022.

Thanks, oscar!

Just to add some infos on upcoming works,...

- A-30 shoulders are turning into bus-reserved lanes between A-20 in Boucherville, and A-10 in Brossard.  Works will continue until 2021.
- A-50 twinning: Works would be starting as soon as 2022 on two lenghts, between Gatineau (Buckingham) and L'Ange-Gardien, and between Lachute and Mirabel.  The rest of the distance is on study.
- Route 117 between Labelle and Rivière-Rouge will be turned from 2-lane to 4-lane divided starting 2022.
- A-55 twinning between Bécancour and A-20; works would start in 2022.
- 1,5 G$ (CA) to be invested on A-15 in Laval and Boisbriand; many improvements to be done, starting in 2022.
I smell some road meets coming up!

 


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