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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #75 on: November 28, 2018, 12:30:39 AM »

Let's dust off this thread with some news that was released two months ago...

https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/salle-de-presse/nouvelles/Pages/travaux-route-185.aspx


So yeah, let's say that they are currently clearing the right-of-way with construction scheduled for 2021 and will be completed in 2025... This will be the last phase to convert highway 185 to a freeway all the way to New Brunswick from A-20...

That's not a dust off, it's an annoying thread bump with no new info. :angry:
I don't recall that press release being posted on this forum.  I do recall something from one of the Facebook groups, though we have at least a few members who aren't on Facebook, so it might be new to them.

It's just a press release from the MTQ to tell that works are in their beginning.  The contractor installed some work site offices, and carried some machinery.
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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2019, 03:38:41 PM »

Let's dust off this thread with some news that was released two months ago...

https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/salle-de-presse/nouvelles/Pages/travaux-route-185.aspx


So yeah, let's say that they are currently clearing the right-of-way with construction scheduled for 2021 and will be completed in 2025... This will be the last phase to convert highway 185 to a freeway all the way to New Brunswick from A-20...

That's not a dust off, it's an annoying thread bump with no new info. :angry:
I don't recall that press release being posted on this forum.  I do recall something from one of the Facebook groups, though we have at least a few members who aren't on Facebook, so it might be new to them.

It's just a press release from the MTQ to tell that works are in their beginning.  The contractor installed some work site offices, and carried some machinery.

After more than one year, can we consider this a dust off?  :spin: :spin: :spin:

The MTQ divided the last 40-km (25-mile) section of QC-185 in 7 segments, and works are begun on segments 1, 2, 3 and 6, as explained on this MTQ document (sorry, only in French).

https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/projets-infrastructures/reseau-routier/projets-routiers/BSL-Gaspesie-IDLM/autoroute-85-claude-bechard/Documents/Documentation/Cartes/carte-phase-III.pdf
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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2019, 12:45:33 PM »

^ There's enough info to glean off that PDF without having to read French.

Can also get an idea on likely interchange locations given how they segmented that stretch.  Clearly an interchange at QC 291 (Segment 6) was deemed more important than a more gradual proceeding from west-to-east (or vice versa).

Is there really that much daily traffic that far north?  The PDF mentions a daily volume of 7K, with 26% trucks.
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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »

^ There's enough info to glean off that PDF without having to read French.

Can also get an idea on likely interchange locations given how they segmented that stretch.  Clearly an interchange at QC 291 (Segment 6) was deemed more important than a more gradual proceeding from west-to-east (or vice versa).

Is there really that much daily traffic that far north?  The PDF mentions a daily volume of 7K, with 26% trucks.
I believe it. It's the only all-Canada link from the Maritimes.

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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2019, 02:32:40 PM »

^ There's enough info to glean off that PDF without having to read French.

Can also get an idea on likely interchange locations given how they segmented that stretch.  Clearly an interchange at QC 291 (Segment 6) was deemed more important than a more gradual proceeding from west-to-east (or vice versa).

Is there really that much daily traffic that far north?  The PDF mentions a daily volume of 7K, with 26% trucks.
I believe it. It's the only all-Canada link from the Maritimes.

It will be the first - and only - east-west Interstate-grade freeway north of NH-101.
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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2019, 12:05:37 AM »

^ There's enough info to glean off that PDF without having to read French.

Can also get an idea on likely interchange locations given how they segmented that stretch.  Clearly an interchange at QC 291 (Segment 6) was deemed more important than a more gradual proceeding from west-to-east (or vice versa).

Is there really that much daily traffic that far north?  The PDF mentions a daily volume of 7K, with 26% trucks.
I believe it. It's the only all-Canada link from the Maritimes.

It will be the first - and only - east-west Interstate-grade freeway north of NH-101.
I-393 ;)

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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2019, 01:49:05 AM »

^ There's enough info to glean off that PDF without having to read French.

Can also get an idea on likely interchange locations given how they segmented that stretch.  Clearly an interchange at QC 291 (Segment 6) was deemed more important than a more gradual proceeding from west-to-east (or vice versa).

Is there really that much daily traffic that far north?  The PDF mentions a daily volume of 7K, with 26% trucks.
I believe it. It's the only all-Canada link from the Maritimes.

It will be the first - and only - east-west Interstate-grade freeway north of NH-101.
I-393 ;)

Is I-393 connecting to I-95? (Yeah, I know, I didn't specify...)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 02:00:56 AM by Richard3 »
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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2019, 12:03:19 PM »

Is there really that much daily traffic that far north?  The PDF mentions a daily volume of 7K, with 26% trucks.

Other than the QC132/NB11 link near Campbellton…..this is the only major all-Canada route to the Maritimes and onto Newfoundland serving a population of around 2.3 million.
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Re: Autoroute 85 Status?
« Reply #83 on: December 31, 2019, 09:20:44 AM »

A couple weeks ago, "Unclecoolie" posted a new road video on Youtube that shows southbound A-85/QC-185 as of this past July.  The A-85 coverage begins around 3:50:00.
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