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Denscity Jan 16, 2021 9:54 PM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 9162177)
http://https://images.app.goo.gl/mok9XsaBtTFgbrKQA
This might actually be happening !
Been waiting my entire life. :banana:

Would you consider this to be BC's biggest bottleneck on the TCH?

Dengler Avenue Jan 16, 2021 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 9162300)
Would you consider this to be BC's biggest bottleneck on the TCH?

At least one of the most expensive ones to fix...? ;)

Denscity Jan 16, 2021 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 9162305)
At least one of the most expensive ones to fix...? ;)

Oh i bet that geography looks super crazy to blast through!

che4ef Jan 16, 2021 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue View Post
At least one of the most expensive ones to fix...?
Oh i bet that geography looks super crazy to blast through!
I calculated phase 4 being around 150,000CAD per meter. Super expensive. The geography and more especially the rock is sediment one and very fragile. I was reading about it some time ago. I am curios how they are going to solve the engineering problems with the slides and unstable rock in the area. Perhaps that was the reason when SNC-Lavalin planed building a bridge across and if I remember more than 2 km tunnel and than another bridge. Cannot find the project now but remember the estimate being more than a billion dollars. That was like more than 20 years ago i think. Anyway, this is the past. Cannot wait to make my trip to Banff and Kenmore from Vancouver for less then 8 hours. :runaway:
If any of you happened to be in the area please, please post some pictures.

Dengler Avenue Jan 16, 2021 10:55 PM

The Rockies are known for their instability. One can probably deduce that just by looking at the uneven rockface.
The Shields (in Ontario) on the other hand are known for their hardness. Lol it's hard to blast those too but for a different reason. :P

s211 Jan 16, 2021 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 9162300)
Would you consider this to be BC's biggest bottleneck on the TCH?

In terms of sheer traffic volume the biggest bottleneck has to be TCH between Hope and Surrey.

craner Jan 17, 2021 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 9162300)
Would you consider this to be BC's biggest bottleneck on the TCH?

I would say it’s probably the most well known one from a Calgary perspective (for all the wrong reasons :().
Unfortunately there are so many bottlenecks on the TCH through BC to choose from.

Metro-One Jan 21, 2021 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmyboy95 (Post 9133028)
Looks like Quesnel is getting a bypass and new bridge

This went by unnoticed but a solid upgrade.

I would have preferred a direct ramp and flyover coupled with the roundabout (traffic for downtown Quesnel would enter the roundabout but 97 through traffic would continue free flow) but given the location and traffic volumes this is an area where I can concede my desire for an interchange and be happy with the project.

This is a good bypass.

Really wish the Peachland bypass wasn’t shelved...

dmuzika Jan 21, 2021 7:02 AM

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Originally Posted by che4ef (Post 9162338)
I calculated phase 4 being around 150,000CAD per meter. Super expensive. The geography and more especially the rock is sediment one and very fragile. I was reading about it some time ago. I am curios how they are going to solve the engineering problems with the slides and unstable rock in the area. Perhaps that was the reason when SNC-Lavalin planed building a bridge across and if I remember more than 2 km tunnel and than another bridge. Cannot find the project now but remember the estimate being more than a billion dollars. That was like more than 20 years ago i think. Anyway, this is the past. Cannot wait to make my trip to Banff and Kenmore from Vancouver for less then 8 hours. :runaway:
If any of you happened to be in the area please, please post some pictures.

Probably an auto correct issue, but did Sears sponsor Canmore and get to change its name?? :P

But point taken about the Kicking Horse Canyon, looking forward to it being done. I'm curious if Golden will see an accelerated transformation as a tourist destination as its easier to access from the east.

che4ef Jan 21, 2021 6:47 PM

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Originally Posted by dmuzika (Post 9166219)
Probably an auto correct issue, but did Sears sponsor Canmore and get to change its name?? :P

But point taken about the Kicking Horse Canyon, looking forward to it being done. I'm curious if Golden will see an accelerated transformation as a tourist destination as its easier to access from the east.

Lol good catch. :haha:

Time will tell about Golden.

Denscity Jan 21, 2021 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by dmuzika (Post 9166219)
Probably an auto correct issue, but did Sears sponsor Canmore and get to change its name?? :P

But point taken about the Kicking Horse Canyon, looking forward to it being done. I'm curious if Golden will see an accelerated transformation as a tourist destination as its easier to access from the east.

Well Revelstoke seems to be pretty popular with Albertan weekend warriors so Golden should pick off a bit of that traffic?

Dengler Avenue Feb 6, 2021 3:55 AM

https://goo.gl/maps/oecPkrt2tiqruZVKA
Does anyone know the depth of the rock cut here? I eyeballed it and thought it possible to stack 18 passenger vehicles to match the height. If each one has a height of 1.75 m, the rock cut should be 1.75 m x18 = 31.5 m deep.

Mazrim Feb 8, 2021 5:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 9182406)
https://goo.gl/maps/oecPkrt2tiqruZVKA
Does anyone know the depth of the rock cut here? I eyeballed it and thought it possible to stack 18 passenger vehicles to match the height. If each one has a height of 1.75 m, the rock cut should be 1.75 m x18 = 31.5 m deep.

Approximately 80 meters according to this website: https://www.flatironcorp.com/project...ng-horse-pass/

They also have a good picture there that helps better show the slope height. The street view lens is probably distorting the reality of the rock cut. Even though I've driven it dozens of times, that stretch never ceases to amaze me.

Dengler Avenue Feb 9, 2021 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Mazrim (Post 9184548)
Approximately 80 meters according to this website: https://www.flatironcorp.com/project...ng-horse-pass/

They also have a good picture there that helps better show the slope height. The street view lens is probably distorting the reality of the rock cut. Even though I've driven it dozens of times, that stretch never ceases to amaze me.

Why... Why does the article use imperial units...

But wow. It’s amazing that they blasted 80 m tall sedimentary rocks (2.3M m^3 in volume) and kept that hill stable.

ggopher Feb 9, 2021 5:34 AM

Here is some news from the Kicking Horse Canyon Project.

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Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4 construction will require an extended multi-day closure of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) east of Golden from April 12 to May 14, during the spring 2021 shoulder season. Activities will include geotechnical investigations, clearing, heavy excavation, piling and hauling that cannot be performed safely in the presence of traffic or during shorter interruptions. Trans-Canada Highway traffic will be routed via Highways 93 and 95, which will add up to 1.5 hours to travel time.

Source: https://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/co...ic-management/


che4ef Feb 10, 2021 4:26 AM

The traffic lights at Field Visitor Center are fact. You can see them at www.drivebc.ca

http://ibb.co/wCGk1WX

Metro-One Feb 10, 2021 7:58 AM

We are talking about after the highway is upgraded.

che4ef Feb 11, 2021 5:12 AM

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We are talking about after the highway is upgraded.
I was thinking the same but they already installed them. Check here on the highway cameras: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwayca...l/dbc/142.html

splashflash Feb 25, 2021 2:08 AM

Copied from Vibrant Victoria forum


Greater Victoria residents have until March 24 to comment on plans to improve Highway 17 northbound at Keating Cross Road where plans call for a new “flyover”overpass.

The overpass would eliminate left turns across highway traffic onto Keating Cross Road and East Saanich Road for northbound traffic heading west. Plans also call for a realigned southbound on-ramp to Victoria from Keating Cross Road, new bus-on-shoulder facilities supporting long-term plans for bus rapid transit on Highway 17 and the widening of Keating Cross Road (between highway ramps to Central Saanich Road) to accommodate pedestrians, among other changes.

https://www.vicnews.com/news/public-...ntral-saanich/

Bobert Apr 11, 2021 3:32 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5NhgKGCld0

KH Phase 4^

Looks like some slope stabilization and vegetation clearing work is going on right now.


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