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General Road and Highway Discussion
...and while we're talking completion timelines, what about Krug? I feel like it's been under construction since Kitchener was Berlin.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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Also Ottawa Street from River to the highway! Walked the route today, nobody in sight. Guess nobody works in drizzle anymore, lol
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(10-30-2017, 09:07 PM)Canard Wrote: ...and while we're talking completion timelines, what about Krug?  I feel like it's been under construction since Kitchener was Berlin.

According to CoK it'll be open on the 21st of this month. I imagine the sidewalks are done and open, the last time I rode through there was the end of August... it was a weekend but there were no barriers on the sidewalks.
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Not sure when exactly it happened, but all four lanes of Weber St on the overpass between Parkside and Albert were open today.

Sadly the slap-on safety fences to keep pedestrians from reaching out and touching the Ion wiring were still there, I was hoping they'd get replaced with something more attractive during this rework.  :-(
...K
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(10-30-2017, 08:51 PM)tomh009 Wrote: What's the outlook on the completion of the King St E construction?

When I drove by last week, the section closer to downtown was complete and new sidewalks were all in, and the side just off the highway  had tamped ground and looked like it was ready for curbs.
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(10-30-2017, 10:46 PM)Square Wrote: Also Ottawa Street from River to the highway!  Walked the route today, nobody in sight.  Guess nobody works in drizzle anymore, lol

Between last weekend and this weekend, it had looked as though the part from Franklin to River had finalized paving of the base layer, and the part from Franklin  to 7 had been cleared of random gravel piles and rolled in preparation for paving.  Maybe there will be more done if/when I go by next weekend.
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(10-31-2017, 10:45 AM)KevinT Wrote: Not sure when exactly it happened, but all four lanes of Weber St on the overpass between Parkside and Albert were open today.

Sadly the slap-on safety fences to keep pedestrians from reaching out and touching the Ion wiring were still there, I was hoping they'd get replaced with something more attractive during this rework.  :-(

It was open for Monday morning. Finally that traffic nightmare can come to an end now that we have four lanes again!
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Speaking of nightmares, that 1.5 day closure of Columbia/Lexington @ Marsland created some chaos.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(10-31-2017, 06:42 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Speaking of nightmares, that 1.5 day closure of Columbia/Lexington @ Dearborn created some chaos.

It wouldn't have been nearly as bad as it is if drivers didn't continually drive through the road closed sign then block our driveway while turning around.
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The ramp from 401 WB to 8 NB (WB?? Whatever - exit 278 if you're on 401 headed west toward London) has been slightly reconfigured - annoyingly so. I think it's so crews can work on the pavement on the left lanes, so everything's been shifted a little to the right. That makes for a really awkward transition in the curve (loose radius > tight radius > loose radius).

It's not quite as bad as the little jog in 401 heading EB just after you come down the ramp off of 8 (which I'm amazed nobody has died at, yet - since I see trucks every morning drifting half a lane out of position in it), but I fully expect someone's going to roll their vehicle here in the next week.
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going on the 401 wb under 24 the lane markers are not very visible, and pretty much just as visible is the black paint used to paint over 2 other lane markers, you can see something there that looks like lane markers. In twilight or at night I could only imagine how easy it is to distinguish which lanes are legit.
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(10-31-2017, 07:17 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(10-31-2017, 06:42 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Speaking of nightmares, that 1.5 day closure of Columbia/Lexington @ Dearborn created some chaos.

It wouldn't have been nearly as bad as it is if drivers didn't continually drive through the road closed sign then block our driveway while turning around.

I mistyped. I meant Marsland not Dearborn. And yes, there was all kinds of illogical and illegal driving going on.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(10-31-2017, 09:54 AM)clasher Wrote:
(10-30-2017, 09:07 PM)Canard Wrote: ...and while we're talking completion timelines, what about Krug?  I feel like it's been under construction since Kitchener was Berlin.

According to CoK it'll be open on the 21st of this month. I imagine the sidewalks are done and open, the last time I rode through there was the end of August... it was a weekend but there were no barriers on the sidewalks.

How City buses used those side streets (which obviously weren't designed for a vehicle that size, especially turning) had me concerned a couple times, but they'll probably be glad to see Krug open again as well.
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Regarding the 401 at Hwy 8, I agree it's bad.

Just came off the 401 WB to Hwy 8 late tonight. I rarely come this way, as it is dangerous and usually congested so I avoid it if I can.

The latest changes nearly had me exiting into the construction access gate in the dark. With barriers up close to the lane, a gap where the ramp used to be, with some confusing signs and it is a real risk.

I also really wish people would slow the fark down and leave a little distance in front of them. Cars and trucks alike.

The 401 will sadly claim more lives in the coming year, and virtually all are preventable.
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Between that, the construction on King, Fountain, and Shantz Hill, and the two year bridge rebuild near Blair Road, it's not a good time to live in Preston.
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