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Old Posted May 20, 2019, 2:25 AM
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Originally Posted by WildCake View Post
Random question for this sub:

Does anyone know the purpose of this short gravel strip blocked off by a gate on westbound perimeter just as you approach the pembina interchange?

Does it have anything to do with the retention pond behind it?
Just a guess, but the way it's designed, it looks like the beginnings of an off-ramp which was never completed. Given that 100/Pembina dates back to the 50s or early 60s, I would think the somewhat outdated (i.e. very tight) geometry of the interchange meant that there were plans to update it, but it never went beyond the initial stages.

Some interchanges have been upgraded in that manner... 100/1E comes to mind, as does 100/1W.
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