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Metro-One Sep 7, 2017 5:01 AM

Is Glacier park just a passing lane? Because from the looks of it the corridor that they were digging up looked more than wide enough for a full divided freeway. Wish there was some info on that project.

240glt Sep 7, 2017 5:31 PM

Looked like a passing lane when we were through in July

Mazrim Sep 7, 2017 6:39 PM

I assumed when driving through that based on standard shoulder widths on the Trans Canada, at best we're looking at a passing lane. But considering the landslide issues there, it wouldn't surprise me that it doesn't even end up being a passing lane at this time. For a full barrier divided freeway, you'd want a lot more width than what they're doing now.

The Rogers Pass work is part of the Illecillewaet curve upgrades, which will be nice when it's done!

ClaytonA Sep 9, 2017 3:19 AM

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement...PW-16-00739720

Full set of drawings in the zip files at the bottom for the Illecillewaet Curves project.

Like Mazrim said, in the Beaver Valley, on the east side of Rogers Pass, they're just dealing with the mountain falling down and have to put the debris somewhere. That entire side of Heather Mountain is susceptible. All sorts of geological research papers out there like this one if anyone wants to geek out:

http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_...03/of_3877.pdf This one is a paper from before it reached the highway in 1999. They considered moving the highway and tunnelling even as well as a drainage system to draw surface water off the start zone coupled with just clearing the debris on an on-going basis.

http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept2/facult...38_geog477.pdf

ClaytonA Sep 9, 2017 3:34 AM

Woops missed phase 2 of the Illecillewaet Curves project.

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement...PW-16-00745733

Daguy Sep 11, 2017 5:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Metro-One (Post 7913704)
Is Glacier park just a passing lane? Because from the looks of it the corridor that they were digging up looked more than wide enough for a full divided freeway. Wish there was some info on that project.

I've been looking everywhere and can't seem to find the link. It was just a small paragraph on one of the BC road construction maps, said that they were adding a passing lane.

craner Dec 2, 2017 5:11 PM

Any more word on Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4??
Have the NDs killed it ? :hell:
The website hasn't been updated in a looooong time. :(

flipper316 Dec 3, 2017 11:46 PM

http://calgaryherald.com/life/swerve...ope-lies-ahead

Bobert Dec 4, 2017 6:21 PM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 8005931)
Any more word on Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4??
Have the NDs killed it ? :hell:
The website hasn't been updated in a looooong time. :(

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Originally Posted by flipper316 (Post 8007052)

Well according to this article, the four-laning is still top of mind for the NDP government.

Looks like it's going to take a lifetime, though.:D

craner Dec 4, 2017 7:40 PM

^
^^
Hmmm ... interesting article, even somewhat encouraging.
Thanks for posting that.

flipper316 Dec 13, 2017 12:05 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTvwu5i7ExA&t=1s

Metro-One Dec 14, 2017 3:39 AM

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Originally Posted by flipper316 (Post 8017414)

Thanks for the link.

The two new interchanges will be nice, and you can see some space reserved around the next few sets of lights for future interchanges. But, once you get close to downtown Salmon Arm it is essentially clear that a free flow highway will never be built.

They also posted a video of the section through Chase. They wisely went with two interchanges.

At the very least it would be nice to one day see free flow (no traffic lights) from the western side of Salmon Arm all the way to Vancouver.

Dengler Avenue Dec 14, 2017 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craner (Post 8005931)
Any more word on Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4??
Have the NDs killed it ? :hell:
The website hasn't been updated in a looooong time. :(

I highly doubt it. Didn't the government cancel the plan to widen Highway 1 between 216th and 264th street just so it can use that money on widening it east of Kamloops?

240glt Dec 14, 2017 10:21 PM

Historically the NDP has actually been pretty good about roadway infrastructure building. The Kickinghorse is just such a massive project, the needs of that stretch need to balanced with the needs of the rest of the province.

Given that they're moving on Site C I'd say the NDP are in full fledged spend mode at the moment

Metro-One Dec 14, 2017 11:34 PM

I believe that half of Kicking Horse is being paid for by the feds, no one is going to throw that away (one would hope). Construction won’t begin until 2019, so either way don’t expect to see much between now and then.

I am not too worried about highway projects in the interior, I believe even under the NDP they will continue. It is the projects in the Lower Mainland that will suffer due to the concentration of their environmentalist base. For example is site C was located on the South Coast there is a good chance that we would have seen a different outcome.

Dengler Avenue Dec 14, 2017 11:51 PM

Is it because the funding hasn't come yet, or because the design will take very long?

craner Dec 15, 2017 6:13 AM

Thanks posting those videos flipper - love those.
And thanks Metro for the KHC info.

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Originally Posted by Metro-One (Post 8018343)
Thanks for the link.

The two new interchanges will be nice, and you can see some space reserved around the next few sets of lights for future interchanges. But, once you get close to downtown Salmon Arm it is essentially clear that a free flow highway will never be built.

They also posted a video of the section through Chase. They wisely went with two interchanges.

At the very least it would be nice to one day see free flow (no traffic lights) from the western side of Salmon Arm all the way to Vancouver.

Are there any plans for a Salmon Arm bypass in the future ?

Also, those "Protected 'T' Intersections" seem to be a uniquely BC thing.

milomilo Dec 15, 2017 2:48 PM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 8019619)
Thanks posting those videos flipper - love those.
And thanks Metro for the KHC info.


Are there any plans for a Salmon Arm bypass in the future ?

Also, those "Protected 'T' Intersections" seem to be a uniquely BC thing.

I spotted what I think was one by Peace River:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@56.19866...2!8i6656?hl=en

The road isn't on satellite view yet so it must be quite recent.

240glt Dec 15, 2017 3:10 PM

I can think of a few of those in BC.. Hwy 5 turnoff to Vavenby, just north of Clearwater has one. Lots of logging truck traffic turns off there so it's a good application of that style of intersection.

Metro-One Dec 17, 2017 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craner (Post 8019619)
Thanks posting those videos flipper - love those.
And thanks Metro for the KHC info.


Are there any plans for a Salmon Arm bypass in the future ?

Also, those "Protected 'T' Intersections" seem to be a uniquely BC thing.

If there is it would not be until far into the future.

Many by-passes would take precedence over that projects (Peachland bypass, Vernon bypass, Kelowna 2nd link and bypass, even the east Kamloops bypass).

I think that the protected-Ts are a good idea for lower volume intersections on rural stretches of BC highways.

FYI, here is the Chase are highway upgrade:

Video Link


It would be nice if they also twin the section between this project and Pritchard (it runs through the Native Reserve). That would make the highway 4 lanes from Chase all the way to Kamloops.


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