- Mar 6, 2017
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- Brampton, ON
And let me also guess, HOV lane technically ends right before the two lane drops you mentioned so it looks like no GPL space was lost.WB at #25, the rightmost lane becomes a dedicated exit lane. Second rightmost ends. HOV turned into a general lane.
So yes its a very similar if not the same config as the 410 NB where you really only have 2 general lanes at this merge point when there 3 before.
Timelapse vid of the Milton-Mississauga widening
The 410 situation is worse because it used to have an auxiliary lane that joined from Steeles, now this lane ends roughly halfway on your way to Clark, and then there are the two forced exits at Clark and Queen which are also spaced very closed together.
A vehicle which enters from EB will have to move over three lanes to stay on the 410 beyond Queen, in a span of less than 3km.
Also, do we know why the Halton section of the 401 project had to be built as a complex freeway? Wouldn’t a solid 10 lane span have been better after Winston Churchill? I should mention that the Halton complex freeway isn’t like the other two sections (and Hwy 427 for that matter) because it doesn’t have any transfers, it’s an essence like the 400 at Hwy 7/Langstaff or the Conestoga Parkway where Hwy 7 and 85 split up.