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Mazrim May 13, 2020 5:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8920446)
I just checked my email and realized that the people from B.C. MTI actually tried to schedule a meeting with me. I am going to reply. Who else got an invitation? How do I prepare for this lolol?

Edit: The scheduled meeting time is 5:30 - 6 pm. Do I assume PST?

Why do you have to prepare? Just tell them your thoughts - it's not a debate competition.

Dengler Avenue May 13, 2020 10:18 PM

What the f**k

Yahoo actually converted the meeting time to my timezone. I thought it was 5:30 pm PST when it was actually f**king 5:30 pm EST.

Oh boy damage control for me now.

@Metro-One, please stay strong and keep going.

FML

Metro-One May 15, 2020 2:51 AM

You don’t have to worry so much, just relax :)

Your just giving them your opinion on the project.

Enjoy the conversation.

flipper316 May 17, 2020 6:50 PM

https://www.saobserver.net/news/tend...coming-months/

jimmyboy95 May 18, 2020 6:52 AM

Interesting. Looks like the Salmon River Bridge will be 6 lanes, if you include the acceleration and deceleration lanes for the interchange immediately north of it.

jimmyboy95 May 18, 2020 6:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Metro-One (Post 8914642)
Wait just a minute!

That’s a major downgrade.

The interchange was the preferred option.

Now it is two protected T intersections?

What the fuck!

Send letter now!

Its pretty ridiculous isn't it?

craner May 22, 2020 6:57 PM

These CBA (unionized) agreements the NDP mandates for highway projects in BC sure have the affect of:
1. Increasing costs by a substantial percentage (up to 70% in some examples).
2. Delaying and prolonging schedule for completion.
3. Reducing the scope and quality of the highway improvements.

Isn’t that wonderful ? :hell: Really irritates me.

Dengler Avenue May 22, 2020 7:02 PM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 8929890)
These CBA (unionized) agreements the NDP mandates for highway projects in BC sure have the affect of:
1. Increasing costs by a substantial percentage (up to 70% in some examples).
2. Delaying and prolonging schedule for completion.
3. Reducing the scope and quality of the highway improvements.

Isn’t that wonderful ? :hell: Really irritates me.

That’s why I’m glad that Ontario didn’t go NDP in 2018. It almost did.

VantageHD May 22, 2020 11:34 PM

I don't know why anyone in the interior would vote for the NDP. They have screwed us on so many occasions. This is just one more.

flipper316 Jun 6, 2020 6:48 AM

Another bs fluff piece article.https://www.castanet.net/news/Salmon...pgrades#301922

Corndogger Jun 6, 2020 7:38 AM

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Originally Posted by flipper316 (Post 8944278)

Is there a link to an official site detailing this $1.04 billion project?

craner Jun 6, 2020 5:12 PM

This is all I’ve ever found - but I haven't dug very deep:
http://https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation-projects/highway1-kamloops-alberta

$1.044B over the next 3 years.

flipper316 Jun 18, 2020 8:07 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV6NaPGlM-0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQmF29SP7I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3S2NYVp7uM
Chase Highway 1 animations.

Mininari Jun 29, 2020 8:37 PM

Not on the TCH/hwy 1 project, but the Hwy 14 project:

Does anyone know when the Highway 14 realignment work will begin? The signs say "complete Summer 2022" and they seem to be wasting a perfectly good construction season in summer 2020 on this one. It feels like many of the BC NDP-driven projects have yet to truly get shovels in the ground.

I can update that the McKenzie Interchange project on Hwy 1 in Greater Victoria is *nearly* finished (loop ramp and double-laning of the McKenzie to Hwy 1 Northbound merge), and they're doing geotechnical work on a left-turn flyover at Keating Rd along Hwy 17. Also, 4-laning of the TCH in Langford between Leigh Rd and Westshore Parkway is humming along (both BC Liberal legacy projects).

Mazrim Jun 29, 2020 9:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mininari (Post 8966604)
Not on the TCH/hwy 1 project, but the Hwy 14 project:

Does anyone know when the Highway 14 realignment work will begin? The signs say "complete Summer 2022" and they seem to be wasting a perfectly good construction season in summer 2020 on this one. It feels like many of the BC NDP-driven projects have yet to truly get shovels in the ground.

If a tender isn't awarded isn't the winter or very early Spring, it can be tough for some jobs to hit the ground running for the summer months. There might also be environmental/wildlife restrictions during some parts of the year preventing work from being done.

Mininari Jul 4, 2020 4:54 PM

Articles on highway projects 'scope-shrink' and 'budget creep' -- enough said? Brought to you by your NDP CBA. Plus, it sounds like the ongoing labour shortages were already having the effect of diversifying the workforce.

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/col...to-cbas-impact

https://www.timescolonist.com/opinio...obs-1.24164995

craner Jul 6, 2020 12:47 AM

The first paragraph of that second article says it all:
“ But New Democrats seem to be going out of their way to make the ventures as expensive and time-consuming as possible.”

It’s almost criminal.

Corndogger Jul 6, 2020 2:23 AM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 8971928)
The first paragraph of that second article says it all:
“ But New Democrats seem to be going out of their way to make the ventures as expensive and time-consuming as possible.”

It’s almost criminal.

If they get reelected what will that say about the B.C. electorate?

s211 Jul 6, 2020 3:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Corndogger (Post 8971981)
If they get reelected what will that say about the B.C. electorate?

Not necessarily anything? Just because one votes for a certain party doesn't automatically mean you agree with everything they stand for or plan to do.

Corndogger Jul 6, 2020 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by s211 (Post 8972013)
Not necessarily anything? Just because one votes for a certain party doesn't automatically mean you agree with everything they stand for or plan to do.

True. Most voters--at least elsewhere--do have huge problems with spending significantly more on a project than originally budget and even more so when said budget is significantly smaller. Maybe lower mainland voters don't care about money.


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