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General Road and Highway Discussion
(06-15-2017, 05:54 AM)rangersfan Wrote: Last night on the 85 southbound there was a sign saying that the Bridgeport exit was going to be closed, any idea why?

Bridgeport and King interchange are either partially or fully closed overnight.  I suspect it's due to this contract that was recently awarded by MTO:


https://www.raqs.merx.com/public/bulleti...d=43870102
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Were these areas not just rehabilitated?
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The contract is fairly cheap, just $420k. I suspect these are just some minor improvements that should be wrapped up soon.
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(06-15-2017, 11:18 AM)JCnb Wrote: Were these areas not just rehabilitated?

That was my thought too as I drove past the area last night and several mini-excavators were doing their thing.
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Does anyone know of any updates regarding the interchange that is to be built at highway 8 for River Rd?
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This thread Smile http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/s...hp?tid=225
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(06-18-2017, 12:49 AM)GtwoK Wrote: This thread Smile http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/s...hp?tid=225

Unsure if you were referring to me. But I was talking about Highway 8 and River Rd, good distance from highway 7 to Guelph. My understanding was that the River Rd extension and interchange at Highway 8 was supposed to start in 2017...
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The region has indicated that the project could be completed as late at 2025.

http://kitchener.ca.granicus.com/MetaVie...a_id=33891
"The Region of Waterloo has recently indicated that their schedule for constructing the River Road Extension could be delayed to as late as 2025 completion."

I'm not sure of the reason, perhaps because the one of the options for Ion uses that crossing? The $72 million price tag will likely be significantly higher by then.

I've always questioned the utility of this plan.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(06-18-2017, 07:31 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: I'm not sure of the reason, perhaps because the one of the options for Ion uses that crossing? The $72 million price tag will likely be significantly higher by then.

Wait, what?  Huh   We're talking about here, right?

   
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(06-18-2017, 07:31 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: The region has indicated that the project could be completed as late at 2025.

http://kitchener.ca.granicus.com/MetaVie...a_id=33891
"The Region of Waterloo has recently indicated that their schedule for constructing the River Road Extension could be delayed to as late as 2025 completion."

I'm not sure of the reason, perhaps because the one of the options for Ion uses that crossing? The $72 million price tag will likely be significantly higher by then.

I've always questioned the utility of this plan.

Oh thanks for that.

The reason for the River Rd extension and interchange was to relieve traffic on Fairway Rd.
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Here is a news story on the delay.

We are talking about here:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Oh, jeez. 8. Not 7/85. Or whatever it's called up North. Gah. Thanks...
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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University Ave and Woolwich St has some new portable traffic lights up. This was not a controlled intersection before. I guess they're determining if they should add lights permanently.
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I think the other end of Woolwich St is now closed for construction so everyone that lives back there by Kiwanis Park has to come out at the intersection with University. The lights are probably just temporary until that construction is complete.
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(06-27-2017, 09:24 AM)bpoland Wrote: I think the other end of Woolwich St is now closed for construction so everyone that lives back there by Kiwanis Park has to come out at the intersection with University.  The lights are probably just temporary until that construction is complete.

Makes sense. I live in the adjacent ‘megablock’ and don't find that traffic levels warrant a light.
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