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Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Hespeler Road
I noticed that the high mast lights that were installed are now functional. I was not expecting them to be functional until they were installed all the way to Hespeler, so that was a good surprise.
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Oh that's awesome, great spotting!

As I've said before, I don't really like driving at night, but I love it when highways are illuminated like that.
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It's great except when the road's wet. Can make it hard to see the lines.
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The lane marker issue is a bigger problem on city streets than highways. For some inexplicable reason (maybe because of the traffic, or because the quality of construction) I haven't had anywhere near as much problems with lane markers on highways - even those that are illuminated - as I have had on city streets when it's raining.
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I like Florida's solution - they paint all of their lane markers both white and black - so, they're always visible, in all conditions. I love it.
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I remember one drive home on Eagle after the sun went down. Between the streetlights and the building lights I was sweating the whole way home.
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(07-30-2017, 08:44 PM)Canard Wrote: I like Florida's solution - they paint all of their lane markers both white and black - so, they're always visible, in all conditions.  I love it.

Really?  I don't recall that and I can't find any examples online.

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(07-30-2017, 08:44 PM)Canard Wrote: I like Florida's solution - they paint all of their lane markers both white and black - so, they're always visible, in all conditions.  I love it.

I've seen this in Ontario as well. At the north end of Hwy 404 near Keswick (pictured) and closer to home in North Dumfries while driving to Pinehurst Lake. I think it was along Spragues Road, south of Wrigley Road. The pavement is very light, perhaps even cement, so the white lines were outlined in black to help them standout from the pavement.

   
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That does appear to be cement. It makes sense to do it on cement roads, but over time, cement and asphalt tend towards the same colour.

Florida (and other non-snowy) places usually use reflectors and bumps. These work very well in practice I find, buuuuuuuut are vastly more expensive (not impossible) in area's with snowplows. If simply glued on the surface as they do in warm places, the snowplow will peal them off, so they must be sunk into the road. Also, they tend to get clogged with snow in the winter. As a result, they're only used in select places here, often when fog is a common condition.
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(07-31-2017, 07:33 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(07-30-2017, 08:44 PM)Canard Wrote: I like Florida's solution - they paint all of their lane markers both white and black - so, they're always visible, in all conditions.  I love it.

Really?  I don't recall that and I can't find any examples online.

[Image: amroad-pavement-1.jpg]

I should have clarified; I should have said "I have seen it in many places in Florida". Sorry!
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I noticed they are not installing any more high mast lighting after they installed them at the highway 8/401 interchange. I thought they were going to keep installing them east toward Hespeler. The project information isn't clear on this - does anyone know for sure they will not install any more high mast lighting?
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