There will be a new interchange between 401 and Tremaine (Regional Rd 22). Can’t find much documentation for it but the Halton Region webpage reports a construction completion of November 2026.Are there any details on what is going on between Tremaine and Hwy 25? Looks like a new overpass is under construction?
The main reason why we’re seeing so many realignments is due to property owners who oppose road widening projects. It’s reasonable when there are many houses with already little frontage to the street; owners would lose some land, have their home closer to busier road and deal with tons of construction.I have no idea what Halton Region is doing, but it seems like every concession road is being disconnected and realigned to something else for no reason at all (Tremaine here, but also Burnhamthorpe). Mississauga/Brampton didn't escape this, with Creditview absolutely being butchered north of the 401 into many non-contiguous section. But you'd think urban planners would have learned and tried to keep whatever grid exists in place, rather than destroying it. It really boggles my mind. Whereas York Region is trying to reconnect its grid (or at least Langstaff they're trying to) and Toronto reconnected portions of Dufferin after like a hundred years.
Oh!! lets bulldoze everything next to the straight roads and forget about the ppl who live there or structure older than you so you can drive straight. Give me a break.I wasn't even aware of that ridiculous Britannia realignment. Jeez.
Marginally, but that was not the consideration. Halton used 'waste' land, formerly a clay quarry I believe, and re-routed traffic from existing settlement areas on a roadway more compatible for the anticipated volume requirements leading into the rail development lands. There is a lot of talk about keeping truck traffic off sideroads, which is fully supportable. As are bypasses around existing developed areas. We've touched on that in some previous conversations, but the planning propensity to bull doze 6 and 8 lane roadways through existing villages is not excusable. A current regional example would be Palermo.That new interchange maybe seems a bit close to hwy 25 no?
Um what? Other cities have much more functional and complete street grids. New York City for example.The Tremaine widening and connectivity is absolutely necessary to support the new CN yard and the logistics facilities along the 401.
We can debate whether the CN yard is in the right place, but that's water over the bridge. At this point, it's read-em-and-weep territory.
As for making everything straight and grid-driven, it doesn't seem to be a concern for much of the rest of the world.
Complete? There's keeps breaking apart with rivers and islands. And certainly roads joining each other and breaking the grid. Look at how East 145th turns into East 149th.Um what? Other cities have much more functional and complete street grids. New York City for example.