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Highway 7 - Kitchener to Guelph
It's a chance to imagine you are driving in the UK! Big Grin
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(03-16-2017, 11:09 AM)Canard Wrote: Thanks for the link, Jamincan - that's exactly what I was looking for.

I still think it's going to be weird driving North on that connector, with traffic flying by so fast on the right.

(a) The traffic immediately to the right will be coming off a flyover, and hopefully not moving at full highway speeds at that point.

(b) This is really no different than the North and South Service roads along the QEW.

Coke
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People drive at full highway speeds on the flyover to Highway 8. This one looks like a gentler curve that that.
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News: http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7295...-says-mto/

Link:  http://www.NewHighway7.ca
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(05-10-2017, 06:26 AM)timio Wrote: News: http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7295...-says-mto/

Link:  http://www.NewHighway7.ca

Thanks for posting these links
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it's interesting that the design is still in progress, how common is that for these infrastructure projects?

It doesn't clearly state what phase the interchanges with 85/8 will be constructed.
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85 southbound collectors are now reduced to one lane approaching Victoria and the express lanes in the same stretch have lost their shoulders.  Hard to tell when driving by at speed, but it appears that some digging has already begun between the express and collector lanes here with a trench box going in to keep the walls from collapsing.  Exciting times!
...K
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The 85 South Access from Wellington is now also closed while work is completed along the85 in between Victoria and Wellington
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Any time frame on this recent work? Yeah the southbound collector has basically lost a lane (Wellington exit ramp lane not clearly marked and dodgy at best). Tried Lancaster a couple times today and it's a toss-up.

The retaining wall work by the Saab dealership (Victoria) seems substantial, driving piles all day, not sure purpose for footings or part of the overpass work
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I think I read somewhere (City of Kitchener site maybe?) that the Victoria/Frederick interchange is supposed to be closed until October. I suspect as part of the interchange reconfiguration, the exit lane for Victoria is going to have to be shifted further west in order to make room for the on-ramps from Hwy 7. There wasn't enough space to do that without the substantial work they're doing now.
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Work on this project is really ramping up. The southbound collector Lane closure began early this week and it's already heavily under construction.
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Originally put this in the general road construction thread.

Wondering if the current 3-way stop at Riverbend/Wellington/Shirley will have the traffic lights turned on soon. There were signs laying on the ground today in each direction showing "Traffic Light" and "NEW" just waiting to be propped up.
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FYI: MTO RFP for construction of Grand River bridges for highway 7: https://www.raqs.merx.com/public/contrac...d=43748651
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The Wellington / Bingemans extension is completely paved and has lane markings for 2 lanes now - I think traffic could shift to the new lanes by the end of the week, and then construction could start on the existing 2 lanes
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(06-15-2017, 08:12 AM)boatracer Wrote: Originally put this in the general road construction thread.

Wondering if the current 3-way stop at Riverbend/Wellington/Shirley will have the traffic lights turned on soon. There were signs laying on the ground today in each direction showing "Traffic Light" and "NEW" just waiting to be propped up.

   
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