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General Road and Highway Discussion
#21
An observation from the recently updated Google Earth imagery, you can clearly see the land saved by the MTO for the hwy 8/401 interchange ramps at the north end of Limerick Rd. The remainder of the land to the south is now being developed into a subdivision.

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#22
How do you know that land was being saved by the MTO? It's not in the way of the future 8->west 401 interchange at all. I could see it ending any possibility of extending the 8 south, but I imagine it's been a long time since anyone suggested doing that.
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(02-26-2015, 12:44 PM)Markster Wrote: How do you know that land was being saved by the MTO? It's not in the way of the future 8->west 401 interchange at all.  I could see it ending any possibility of extending the 8 south, but I imagine it's been a long time since anyone suggested doing that.

 Here is an overlay of the proposed interchange ramps...


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#24
Ah!
I get it, I misinterpreted your sentence:
"you can clearly see the land saved by the MTO for the hwy 8/401 interchange ramps at the north end of Limerick Rd which is now being developed into a subdivision."
which I read to mean:
"you can clearly see the land saved by the MTO [...] which is now being developed into a subdivision"
To which I thought "No, the land saved by the MTO isn't getting subdivided."

When you were in fact referring to the land on the north end of Limerick Rd being developed.  Not the MTO land.
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#25
That ramp from 8 South to 401 West is going to be awesome!! Massive downhill slope on it for sure!
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#26
The stoplight for the off ramp from the westbound 401 has me sold. Trying to turn left onto Highway 8 to get to Cambridge from that ramp is a hair-pulling experience at the best of times, let alone rush hour.
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#27
Apologies if this was discussed previously here or on the WW board, but Has the City of Waterloo ever considered making both Bridgeport and Erb two-way?

I would think that with one lane in each direction and a centre turning lane on both the capacity would be about the same and it would have the benefit of making the two streets more pedestrian friendly.

Although I guess the point where they merge out by the expressway might make for an awkward intersection/roundabout.
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#28
(03-05-2015, 12:08 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Apologies if this was discussed previously here or on the WW board, but Has the City of Waterloo ever considered making both Bridgeport and Erb two-way?

They're the responsibility of the Region of Waterloo, which incidentally is currently running a public engagement forum on priorities.

I believe the concept is on various radars, but there's no plans right now. That could change if enough people contact their councillors and provide this feedback to staff.
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#29
I think it would work really well and would definitely be in favour of it.

3 lanes could easily become two with bike lanes and wider sidewalks
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#30
Count me in favour of this as well. I know that people would complain that traffic would get out of hand, but when has that route come even remotely close to requiring 6 lanes in total?
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