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  1. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Agree - but I am saying we should do this in rural areas were traffic is light and roads are generally straight. Your referencing busy areas smack dab in the middle of Canada's largest metro area and at areas that curve a bit. The 100 limit should still apply here, obviously. A 130 example...
  2. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Ontario spent a ton of money on those colour changeable message signs. Surely they can just keep pumping them out by bulk to make more for variable speed limits? If there's heavy traffic, these signs can tell you to reduce your speed to 80 as you approach the congestion, for example. That would...
  3. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Ya even with the permanent raise to 110 in select sections, we are still slow compared to much of the world. Now that the 110 trials are complete, can we start 120 trials next? 😎 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limits_by_country
  4. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Haha, basically it would just be a big FU to the USA if they were surrounded on both sides by true metric speed signs? That's the only thing I can think of, other than just making Canada deviate further away from the US setup and be more like the rest of the world. Other than that I see no...
  5. Haljackey

    Northern Ontario Highways - Proposals

    It seems Google does as well. :P
  6. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    It would basically bring us to the same speed limit standardization as the rest of the 'metric world'. Just about everywhere else uses a speed sign that is a circle with a red outline around the speed limit. The US and Canada are exceptions using a white rectangle for speed signs. Basically this
  7. Haljackey

    Northern Ontario Highways - Proposals

    It wouldn't take too much effort to make Hwy 11 up to 400 series standard between Huntsville and North Bay. You could slap a 411 shield on that stretch if you wanted to, and then continue to extend that route south working towards Orillia and eventually Barrie. Also what's going to happen when...
  8. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    We're getting better with them. More roundabouts are being built year after year. And there are other designs you can do to help with left turns including loop ramps, jug-handles, Michigan Lefts, Continuous Flow intersections, etc. All these are more expensive than a standard intersection...
  9. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    I am surprised by this too, and since the collectors west of the 407 provide access to just 2 exits, I would assume the vast majority of traffic would clump in the express- making them way overused in comparison to the collectors. It's still early, but I guess we will see. What this system does...
  10. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    WB at #25, the rightmost lane becomes a dedicated exit lane. Second rightmost ends. HOV turned into a general lane. So yes its a very similar if not the same config as the 410 NB where you really only have 2 general lanes at this merge point when there 3 before. ----- Timelapse vid of the...
  11. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    I can see that the new HOVs on the 401 express are being utilized properly. 🤣 😅😂
  12. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    This is pretty insane, thanks for sharing. Yes politics for sure but we as a province did re-elect Douggie to 'get it done', whatever they changed 'it' to. :p Based on these numbers if it costs the same to build a brand new freeway from Kitchener to Guelph as it does to add a median to the 401...
  13. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    Welp once this project west to Milton and the widening in Cambridge is polished off, the next section between hwy 8 and 410 to be tackled is between the two Highway 6 interchanges near Guelph. The 401 will be 12-laned here (doubled!) with 10 lanes designed to be pushed through the two junctions...
  14. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    So this is to be built as a 4 lane highway by 2031, and widened to 6+2HOV by 2041? I'm sure that's optimistic but if you're going to have construction on a highway before it's even a decade old, the sane thing to do is to build it right initially. I know cost, time, politics come into play sadly...
  15. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    There is a express exit on 401 WB that goes to Hurontario only. It does not go to Mavis. You could 'redneck' in a transfer here but it would be quite messy https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6311983,-79.6818064,230m/data=!3m1!1e3 The grade/slope of the Hurontario exit is also higher up from...
  16. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    Hmm yes that seems like a short amount of runway. On WB 401 taking the transfer built between Hurontario and Mavis means you gotta get over like 4 lanes in a small stretch. That seems difficult to do in heavy traffic. You could take the transfer way back at Pearson instead to give yourself a...
  17. Haljackey

    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    Simply because it's the leftmost lane. People assume it is going to be the fastest / passing lane because of this. I agree with the above statements however. Having a 2+1 setup in the express where trucks can use both general lanes is going to aggravate a lot of people- not just the speed...
  18. Haljackey

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    With the exception of Highway 4 and Glanworth overpasses, the rest of the existing overpasses between Tilbury and London are long enough to support a 6 lane config. The median was designed to be filled in one day, so as long as they widen inward they can squeeze 6 lanes under all of them...

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