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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 6:52 PM
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An extension of Lamont Terrace westbound past Home Depot to connect with the Circ would greatly improve traffic flow into and out of DC.
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An extension of Lamont Terrace westbound past Home Depot to connect with the Circ would greatly improve traffic flow into and out of DC.
Boy, would it! I've been yammering about that (just ask my eye-rolling family) ever since DC opened.
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An extension of Lamont Terrace westbound past Home Depot to connect with the Circ would greatly improve traffic flow into and out of DC.
1. build it wrong
2. watch the backup for twenty years
3. redo at tremendous expense and disruption
- sound familiar?
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 9:48 PM
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1. build it wrong
2. watch the backup for twenty years
3. redo at tremendous expense and disruption
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Well, sure. But you'd have to concede that DC was built an awful lot "less wrong" than Bayers Lake - to which absolutely zero forethought was applied.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2022, 11:54 AM
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Boy, would it! I've been yammering about that (just ask my eye-rolling family) ever since DC opened.
The biggest problem I see is that the area could only support entry/exit on the westbound lanes of the Circ, which would help, but still be suboptimal. To do it right, you would really need to redesign and rebuild the 111/118 interchange completely, which would be a big job.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2022, 7:06 PM
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The biggest problem I see is that the area could only support entry/exit on the westbound lanes of the Circ, which would help, but still be suboptimal. To do it right, you would really need to redesign and rebuild the 111/118 interchange completely, which would be a big job.
I've always assumed that's the reason it wasn't done in the first place. Access to/from that end of the development just makes too much sense not to have done it otherwise.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2022, 7:20 PM
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I've always assumed that's the reason it wasn't done in the first place. Access to/from that end of the development just makes too much sense not to have done it otherwise.
God forbid Halifax City Hall considering anything that would improve the lot of the motoring public.

They might however consider a cycling lane for that area, paralleling the Circumferential Highway, complete with a dedicated flyover to improve bicycle access to Dartmouth Crossing from Highfield Park.......
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God forbid Halifax City Hall considering anything that would improve the lot of the motoring public.

They might however consider a cycling lane for that area, paralleling the Circumferential Highway, complete with a dedicated flyover to improve bicycle access to Dartmouth Crossing from Highfield Park.......
Well, they built a pedestrian bridge over the Circ from Highfield that paralleled the overpass on Burnside Drive a decade or so ago. I presume cyclists use that.
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God forbid Halifax City Hall considering anything that would improve the lot of the motoring public.
No. as Keith suggested, it would be a logistically difficult, very disruptive and very expensive move. I can see why it wasn't done; I was just wishing otherwise.
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No. as Keith suggested, it would be a logistically difficult, very disruptive and very expensive move. I can see why it wasn't done; I was just wishing otherwise.
I was mostly joking of course. I realize the logistical difficulties of adding a connection to the circumferential in this location.

My humour is dark, often misunderstood, and based on cynicism due to the ongoing war against the car in the city planning department.
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The biggest problem I see is that the area could only support entry/exit on the westbound lanes of the Circ, which would help, but still be suboptimal. To do it right, you would really need to redesign and rebuild the 111/118 interchange completely, which would be a big job.
To be honest, they should redesign and rebuild the 111/118 interchange, as it is a dog's breakfast. Even for people who are moderately familiar, it can be confusing and easy to pick the wrong exit and end up in the wrong spot. I can't imagine how much fun it must be for those who are not familiar. Anecdotally, from following the twitter traffic feeds and such, it seems to come up on the accident reports more than most other areas of the city.

IMHO, it seems like they took the cheapest method to integrate existing highways with the new section of Burnside, including DC, but cheapest is rarely better and in this case it was a failure. Dig it up, try again...
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