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craner Mar 16, 2018 1:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8121667)
This also doesn’t help:
https://www.columbiavalleypioneer.co...-construction/

I’m sorry to hear that you guys are gonna pay more for less, again...

FFS - Get the NDP out of there ! :hell:

Dengler Avenue Mar 16, 2018 2:27 AM

Sometimes, it seems that people actually simply resent the leader (Clark), not the entire party (B.C. Liberals).

Dengler Avenue Apr 20, 2018 6:45 PM

Nothing to be done about TCH at Three Valley Gap
 
https://www.terracestandard.com/news...-of-highway-1/

So why did NDP + Green stall the twinning projects again?

craner Apr 21, 2018 5:43 AM

:gaah::hell:

flipper316 Apr 21, 2018 5:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8162243)
https://www.terracestandard.com/news...-of-highway-1/

So why did NDP + Green stall the twinning projects again?

God what a joke this government is. What a pathetic looking national highway in 2018.

s211 Apr 21, 2018 4:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8162243)
https://www.terracestandard.com/news...-of-highway-1/

So why did NDP + Green stall the twinning projects again?

Carbon reduction targeting? Or just planning for auto armageddon once fuel prices double? Nobody driving through Super Natural BC anymore?

What a thrill-ride it is having the Green Party tail wagging the NDP dog. :(

craner Apr 22, 2018 11:09 PM

^I wouldn't call it a thrill. :(:hell::yuck:

Mazrim Apr 27, 2018 4:37 PM

Lots of construction on the Trans-Canada has started up with the weather finally cooperating. Sadly not much of it will be twinning related. I had a long delay at Three Valley Gap for what I would assume is the netting work being done that was mentioned recently in this thread. Seems like that's just throwing more money at a bad situation rather than trying to bypass it altogether.

If they try to twin the existing route then you still have the same issues you have today, and it's probably an expensive bridge solution because of the road being right next to the lake. They can try tunneling next to the current highway but I'm sure that mountain wouldn't be fun to work with. What does that leave? Significant bypasses like Highway 97 along Wood Lake. Also pretty expensive and probably tougher to do here than in Lake Country.

flipper316 May 27, 2018 4:38 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9TMV5HqHDw

Dengler Avenue May 27, 2018 1:37 PM

Oh yea so far there isn't any news on the twinning project in Yoho Park. Is Parks Canada just gonna drag it on indefinitely?

Glacier May 30, 2018 4:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8162243)
https://www.terracestandard.com/news...-of-highway-1/

So why did NDP + Green stall the twinning projects again?

That's the NDP way. The last time they were in government in the 1990s they stalled all kinds of infrastructure projects because they wanted to fund social programs instead. Plus, their higher taxes meant because had the lowest growth of any province in Canada during the decade of disaster.

The NDP is NFG.

SpongeG Jun 5, 2018 8:05 PM

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION BUILDING FIVE NEW BRIDGES ON HIGHWAY 97 WEST OF CHETWYND

By Chris Newton -June 5, 2018

https://www.energeticcity.ca/wp-cont...AM-696x413.png
An aerial view of the flood damage to Highway 97 at Commotion Creek west of Chetwynd. Photo by B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Flickr

CHETWYND, B.C. — The provincial government has announced that work has started at five locations west of Chetwynd to build new bridges along Highway 97 that will reduce the risk of washouts during times of heavy rain and flooding.

The ministry says it is is investing $26.8 million on this flood mitigation strategy for the area. These projects are in addition to recovery work that has been ongoing since June 2016, when severe flooding caused extensive damage throughout the Peace District.

“The 2016 floods caused a lot of hardship for people in the Peace District, and we want to make sure our infrastructure can withstand future flooding events,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena. “These are significant infrastructure projects which will boost safety and reliability for people travelling on Highway 97, particularly during heavy rain.”

Existing culverts at the five locations below are being replaced with modern two-lane bridges capable of withstanding a 200-year flood level. New highway approaches are being built on both sides of each bridge, and works will be done to stabilize the creek banks.

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https://www.energeticcity.ca/2018/06...t-of-chetwynd/

240glt Jun 5, 2018 8:12 PM

The province has been steadily replacing all those two lane arch bridges that were ubiquitous on BC highways for the last 40 years. I wonder if this is not an extension of that program.

Beautiful country up there around Chetwynd. Moberly Lake is really nice.

ClaytonA Jun 7, 2018 2:06 AM

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Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 8210769)
The province has been steadily replacing all those two lane arch bridges that were ubiquitous on BC highways for the last 40 years. I wonder if this is not an extension of that program.

Beautiful country up there around Chetwynd. Moberly Lake is really nice.

They're replacing culverts with bridges to help prevent road washouts.

ClaytonA Jun 7, 2018 2:12 AM

Interesting read on the variable speed limits: http://www.tac-atc.ca/sites/default/...peed_final.pdf

They can change the speed limit signs every 15 minutes depending on conditions. Run by a computer algorithm to determine the recommended speed limit and then OK'd by humans. I bet we'll see these expanded to more of the mountain passes. They don't need as many of the flashing overhead light gantries, etc. as they did on the first ones though. Just use rectangular rapid flash beacons on the speed signs. It'd be much cheaper to install.

Dengler Avenue Jun 8, 2018 1:04 AM

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/wi...park-1.3964306

First animal overpass in Yoho National Park. From the picture, it seems that the twinning work is still up and going.

240glt Jun 8, 2018 5:37 PM

^ Wow that thing is huge. That's good news

I wish they'd put a few in Jasper so that you could make it through the park in a decent amount of time without having to drop down to 70 in places

Dengler Avenue Jun 8, 2018 6:26 PM

Too bad Prince George isn’t big enough a city to warrant twinning 16 in BC. :P

Denscity Jun 8, 2018 7:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8214811)
Too bad Prince George isn’t big enough a city to warrant twinning 16 in BC. :P

The Kootenays have twice the population of Prince George they should twin the 3. :tup:

Airboy Jun 8, 2018 7:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 8214744)
^ Wow that thing is huge. That's good news

I wish they'd put a few in Jasper so that you could make it through the park in a decent amount of time without having to drop down to 70 in places

You would still get the assholes parking in the middle of the highway to look at an elk on the side.


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