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Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

lenaitch

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Well get ready for 4 years of construction on the 401 to replace a few overpasses in London (Higbury and Pond Mills)

http://www.hwy401highbury.ca/schedule.html

China be laughing at our faces
Except for the engineering failures, and I doubt their due process for things like expropriation are as accommodating.

 

Steve X

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Except for the engineering failures, and I doubt their due process for things like expropriation are as accommodating.

There are many more bridges they built that didn't collapsed (yet). The problem is corruption, which is not an engineering problem.

It usually goes like the government is paying full price to build a bridge up to Ontario standards. The government and/or contractor decides to profit and use cheaper material. Then they bribe them to sign off saying the correct material and construction methods are used. Someone inspects the bridge and finds out improper material was used. They bribe that person too. Bridge opens saying all proper procedure and inspection are taken. If nothing happens, they get away with it.

It's not like corruption doesn't happen here. Usually it's on a smaller scale within "legal" limits such as paying more and selecting their buddy companies. Sometimes lower standards are used but borderline reaching safety standards.
 

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Some money to four lane it was announced during budget... around the same time the tribe leaders state Ford has never contacted any of them regarding the four laning.
Remember the ~8km 'Wahta Gap'; the multi year 2 lane section of the Hwy 400 widening south of MacTier.
 

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The Ontario Highways program has the next 4-laning part start in "2024-2025" between Highway 529 and the newly completed portion of twinning north of Highway 522. That's about a 20km stretch, so a fairly significant chunk.

Another project to extend the 400 Northwards by 12km towards Shawanaga is also shown as starting in "2024-2025".

This will leave a ~35km gap.
 

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