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General Road and Highway Discussion
(08-11-2018, 07:03 PM)timio Wrote: The Shell Station and Go Glass can likely handle an overpass.  David's Fresh Cut Fries and the scrap yard are going to be hard pressed to have reasonable access regardless of over or under if nothing changes.

To make a grade separation work, I could see David's expropriated and an entrance built to the scrap yard in line with Breithaupt.  I could also see quite a backlash happening if David's was expropriated.  It has quite a neighbourhood following (and tasty fries too)

It would also be possible for the scrapyard to have an entrance onto Breithaupt at the back of their property...also possible would be Patrick St. in order to avoid heavy trucks on Brethaupt.
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Ottawa South from Mill to the expressway has entered a new stage - the last month or so has been utility work on the sides, but it looks like over the weekend they tore up a number of places on the road itself, then re-patched them for this morning. What comes next, I'm not sure.
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The piers for the new Franklin St. Bridge over 401 are being exposed (formwork being removed). The North side is already fully exposed and they’re removing elements of the South.
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(08-13-2018, 06:06 PM)Canard Wrote: The piers for the new Franklin St. Bridge over 401 are being exposed (formwork being removed). The North side is already fully exposed and they’re removing elements of the South.

I wonder when they're closing the exit from 401-E to Franklyn St. N? Signage says "To be closed" but no date given. Unsure why they even have to close it at all.

Not looking forward to the closure, as I have a client in that area that I need to attend regularly. Best option would be to go through the power centre, but still not as good at the 401.
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Yeah, that's "my exit" for work so I'm not looking forward to losing it, but I already have to go back home using the Townline on-ramp, so I guess it's not that much different...

Seems like they're making quick work of it.
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They were driving the piles for the centre supports on Friday as I drove past.

Semi-Regular commuting to the east (read: GTA) is terrible in it's soul crushing-ness, but it is fun to see the progress.
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This is what happens when you re-open a road too soon after paving works:

   

   

This, to me, is as bad as graffiti or vandalism.  It's like painting your living room, then smearing your hands all over the walls before they're dry, rubbing them on the couch, and then sitting back and saying "There!  All done."
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Fountain Street bridge - Looked like they were applying the 2nd lift of asphalt this morning. So on track to opening either ahead or just after the labour day weekend.
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On Friday morning, the sides weren't paved, and in the evening when I returned home over it they were.  They were working quite late, too - up until now they were just working 7am-3:30pm, but they must be pulling OT now to try and scramble to get it done. (In the photo below they were paving further East, still at it at close to 6pm)

   

In other construction news, I saw one of those concrete pumpers with a huuuuuuuuuuuge long boom out over the Victoria St. Bridge a few days ago, so they must be pouring and filling the forms.
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The Fountain St. Bridge opens tomorrow to drivers at Noon.

Ref: https://twitter.com/lisadrewradio/status...31489?s=21
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(08-29-2018, 09:02 PM)Canard Wrote: The Fountain St. Bridge opens tomorrow to drivers at Noon.

Ref: https://twitter.com/lisadrewradio/status...31489?s=21

Route 61 returns to it's standard routing on Monday (technically Tuesday due to Labour Day)
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The Ottawa St widening from the highway to Lackner is still having some work done on the section closest to the highway.
The company that put down the grass, put down a strip of sod along for road and along the sidewalk, in between they used the spray grass solution. The resulting boulevard is almost 100% weeds. Earlier in the summer especially the section near old Chicopee Dr the sod was dead. So far this part of the project looks terrible.
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The oval forms for the centre pylons for the Franklin Bridge replacement are up and lots of workers were crawling all over it like a treehouse yesterday. Fun!
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There is a bid out for, "Engineering Consulting Assignment for Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment (EA) & Preliminary Design; Detailed Design; and Construction Inspection & Contract Administration Services" on University Ave between Albert and Weber.

Did I miss the report on the results of the "University Gateway streetscape"  consultations?

The bid document does mention the gateway project as one that "has been identified to have the potential to impact this project" (meaning this bid/tender), but asking for a design before you know what the public wanted seems backward.

I had hopes that university could be improved for all users, but this makes me worry that won't be the case.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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