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    Toronto | Kipling Station Transit Hub | ?m | 2s | Metrolinx | SAI

    I can attest that the majority of the AM peak inbound riders get off at Aukland and make the walk down to Kipling via the narrow sidewalk on the W/side of Aukland S/of Dundas. While perhaps BjamesT's use of the word 'permenant' to describe this phenomenon is confusing, not once did he dispute...
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    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    That really depends on how you look at it. Request for qualifications (RFQ, not to be confused with Request For Quotations) were issued in April 2017 and qualified proponents were selected in September of that same year. There was a 5 month delay getting the Request for proposals out, but the...
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    They won't be reconstructing Kipling right away, they'll place a thick layer of soil down to protect the roadway surface from the tracks of the excavators and falling debris from the bridge demolition so the roadway can reopen as scheduled. Keep in mind that they only brought down the bridge...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    Consider what you're saying here, you claim you have information that isn't public and doesn't go on the website, but also that you haven't checked the website in some time. Let's keep in mind that what you posted is information about construction work, an activity that is generally disruptive...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    A certain member here seems to think they're privy to this sort of stuff or doing us all a favour and the irony is that that wasn't even a complete list of all the work that started yesterday. The original content can be found here under construction updates...
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    MiWay: Service thread

    No it isn't, the closest EB stop to Torbram is the preceding one at Vanguard. It's a 450 meter walk to Torbram from there compared to 700 meters from Cattrick. To make matters worse there's no sidewalk from either stop to Torbram. However, from the Vanguard stop there is a catwalk to Fir Tree...
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    Toronto | Spadina Subway Extension Emergency Exits | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    It didn't cost that much, the 407 and Downsview Park Station contracts were packaged with the tunneling work for the line. It should also be noted that the York University Station had an advanced contract for the station box and those figures don't seem to be included in the tally.
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    Toronto | Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    To be fair the city had been trying for ages to secure funding for the Transitway. Unfortunately, only after two decades of axe swinging later was the city able to secure funding for the Transitway, albeit a brutally severed Transitway. Now that's not to say the Transitway is a completely...
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    It appears to be shoring works to protect the subway line, also the work is outside of the TTC's ROW.
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    Toronto | Lower Simcoe Ramp | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto

    Pardon me if I misunderstood you, but you are suggesting the effectiveness of an off-ramp is entirely dependant on the amount of storage capacity it has? Here I was thinking that we should be focused on the amount of vehicles that can actually get off of the ramp in a given traffic cycle, oy vey.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I'm not sure if there have been any proposals, but the MTO has very recently completed thorough rehabilitations of the interchange's bridges. Given that I would say even if there are any proposals they are likely a minimum of a couple decades out of comming to fruition.
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    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    It was Priestly Demolition, they're behind most bridge demolitions on MTO projects. Northern Machinery Service used to be the big name in bridge demolition until they were bought up by Priestly a few years ago. There's a few machines in the Priestly fleet with the Northern name on them still.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I'm not quite sure what logical path one could take to draw the conclusion that the Tories would even consider dropping this project given that A: it is a highway with significant economic impact on southwest Ontario and B: along a potential voter rich corridor. On the otherhand, cancelling...
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    Toronto | Lower Simcoe Ramp | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto

    Like someone else said, it all gets seperated and recycled in one form or another. In Mississauga there's a huge infill project going on called the Lakeview Waterfront Connection and the Region of Peel is currently accepting materials suitable for the project and simply charging a tipping fee...
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    Coxwell Sanitary Trunk Sewer Bypass

    I understand the frustration with the political support (or lack thereof) for the DRL, but do we really think current elected officials are aware of any of the depths of either project and any conflicts that may or may not exist? Sure, it might be cheaper to coordinate their building at the...