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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1225 on: July 21, 2021, 08:42:35 PM »

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
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« Reply #1226 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...
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« Reply #1227 on: July 22, 2021, 12:33:58 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...

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.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1228 on: July 22, 2021, 04:57:23 PM »

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
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1229 on: July 23, 2021, 09:56:27 AM »

Oh wow, they already moved to Avenue. I only knew of the same thing in happening in the East End.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1230 on: August 03, 2021, 11:40:12 PM »

Another 401 photo from North York.  This photo is looking westerly from Vic Park:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_376_west_night_C_Aug21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1231 on: August 04, 2021, 11:43:14 AM »

Very nice.
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« Reply #1232 on: August 04, 2021, 12:33:15 PM »

Neat! Looks like a photo from an advertisement for something. Seriously professional.

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« Reply #1233 on: August 04, 2021, 08:04:38 PM »

^ Thanks.  I have been doing a fair amount of night photography lately.  I always love finding an excuse to use my camera, and because international travel is still limited it's fun to go out and shoot a subject I've shot a bunch of times before but with very different conditions.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1234 on: August 13, 2021, 12:45:19 AM »

Night view of the 410 approaching the 407 interchange in Brampton:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_410-427_images/410_cl_4_north_NB_night_Aug21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1235 on: August 15, 2021, 09:25:36 PM »

Two views looking westerly from Trafalgar Road on the 401 in between Milton and Mississauga.  Traffic was recently diverted into the collector lanes west of Trafalgar Road, and these photos reflect that:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_328_west_c_w_Aug21_24x16.jpg


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_images/401_cl_328_west_c_t_Aug21_24x16.jpg
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1236 on: August 16, 2021, 11:21:23 AM »

Oh wow, that was quick.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1237 on: August 16, 2021, 01:14:19 PM »

And a bit hilly, is this close to where Hwy-401 pass the Niagara Escarpment?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1238 on: August 16, 2021, 01:22:20 PM »

And a bit hilly, is this close to where Hwy-401 pass the Niagara Escarpment?

Yep, that's the Niagara Escarpment in the background.
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« Reply #1239 on: August 16, 2021, 05:54:49 PM »

And a bit hilly, is this close to where Hwy-401 pass the Niagara Escarpment?

Yep, that's the Niagara Escarpment in the background.

Is that Rattlesnake Point in the distance?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1240 on: August 16, 2021, 06:47:46 PM »

And a bit hilly, is this close to where Hwy-401 pass the Niagara Escarpment?
Yep, that's the Niagara Escarpment in the background.
Is that Rattlesnake Point in the distance?
Yep, Rattlesnake Point is on the far left of the first picture. For some reason I've never hiked there despite living only a half hour away.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1241 on: August 31, 2021, 08:50:45 PM »

This ramp from the Lakeshore to the Gardiner Expressway is set to permanently close tonight (Aug 31) at 9pm for demolition as part of the Gardiner East Replacement project.  New ramps to and from Lakeshore Boulevard are set to be constructed west of the Don River in the coming years.

I'm sure it will look great once it's been completed, but I've always loved driving through this interchange:


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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1242 on: August 31, 2021, 09:18:36 PM »

Driving under it on the Lakeshore I feel is even nicer
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1243 on: September 07, 2021, 09:27:34 PM »

A quick photo of the QEW bridge over the Credit River in suburban Mississauga.  Work is currently underway to twin this bridge.  If you look closely at the right side of the photo below, you can see the coffer dam for the pier that is set to be set in the water in the Credit River.

The old bridge dates back from the 1930s (1936 off the top of my head) and was subsequently widened in the 1950s (again, off the top of my head).  The new bridge won't match the existing bridge, but is designed to be a modern compliment to the existing bridge.  I was lucky to get this shot, a strong storm blew in shortly after I shot this:


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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1244 on: September 08, 2021, 11:05:44 PM »

Hmmm, but that ROW in Misssissauga can't really be widened, so I hope that doesn't become a bottleneck
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« Reply #1245 on: September 09, 2021, 12:11:15 AM »

Hmmm, but that ROW in Misssissauga can't really be widened, so I hope that doesn't become a bottleneck

Are you talking about the QEW? I mean, development is pretty tight along it, but there are options. Most notably the Expropriations Act.
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« Reply #1246 on: September 09, 2021, 02:22:27 PM »

Are you talking about the QEW? I mean, development is pretty tight along it, but there are options. Most notably the Expropriations Act.

Judging from Google Streeview, there some houses who was removed along North Service Road near Dixie Rd althought there was a new construction done.
https://goo.gl/maps/3M8PyRbgqc3VXGZq9
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1247 on: September 09, 2021, 11:20:48 PM »

I've always thought that these houses along Premium Way were kind of neat.  If you look at the streetview images, although these homes now front onto Premium Way, it's pretty obvious that these are the rear of the homes.  These homes are old enough that they originally fronted onto the QEW itself, and then the service road was constructed behind them:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5664029,-79.6034417,3a,72.6y,125.68h,90.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYEQ4IJ6MPCV2rSpkMlFXAg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1248 on: September 10, 2021, 07:55:31 PM »

I've always thought that these houses along Premium Way were kind of neat.  If you look at the streetview images, although these homes now front onto Premium Way, it's pretty obvious that these are the rear of the homes.  These homes are old enough that they originally fronted onto the QEW itself, and then the service road was constructed behind them:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5664029,-79.6034417,3a,72.6y,125.68h,90.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYEQ4IJ6MPCV2rSpkMlFXAg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Wow that's definitely an interesting quirk
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #1249 on: September 10, 2021, 08:44:52 PM »

I've always thought that these houses along Premium Way were kind of neat.  If you look at the streetview images, although these homes now front onto Premium Way, it's pretty obvious that these are the rear of the homes.  These homes are old enough that they originally fronted onto the QEW itself, and then the service road was constructed behind them:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5664029,-79.6034417,3a,72.6y,125.68h,90.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYEQ4IJ6MPCV2rSpkMlFXAg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Wow that's definitely an interesting quirk
#96 looks pretty uncomfortable

 


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