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Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Townline Road
Two minor updates from this stretch:

1. I noticed earth moving equipment near the CP overpass today. It's been a while since I've been able to get a good look at the area, so I can't tell if much has changed. Still not very clear on what the metal cylinders are, but there are a number of them laying on the ground just west of the CP line (they've been there for months)
2. Looks like they are slowly working on the centre median and almost ready to repave the space between the barriers on the Hespeler end.
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When on earth is this scheduled to be done? Or at least the 8/401 interface?
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The rate things are going, they'll be replacing the highway 8 overpass by the time they are ready to finish the construction on the widening.
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According to the Ontario southern highways improvement program (http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/highway...rams.shtml), 2019 with the Hespeler to Townline stretch being completed in 2021.
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LOL, I love how it’s just a year.

Why do projects like this get to have such wild and massive unspecific timelines and nobody cares, and people lose their shit when ion slips a few months?
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So the overpass has been returned to two lanes with no discernible difference. Does anyone know what they were doing?
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They were removing cones at 515 this morning.
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(10-16-2018, 07:08 AM)jamincan Wrote: So the overpass has been returned to two lanes with no discernible difference. Does anyone know what they were doing?

Yes it is...Thank goodness.  I think they were completing the concrete barriers...
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(10-12-2018, 08:16 AM)Canard Wrote: LOL, I love how it’s just a year.

Why do projects like this get to have such wild and massive unspecific timelines and nobody cares, and people lose their shit when ion slips a few months?

I am guessing this is because you can use the 401 vs you can't use the Ion. If they had closed the 401 down, well, that would be a different story, and people would be losing their shit if the opening was anything more than 10 minutes late.

I do recall people losing their shit over the Margaret bridge people delayed; and that only inconvenienced people, plus not helpful to the Chinese restaurant. Same applies to the work being done in uptown Waterloo, which was delayed, lots of people losing their shit over the delays happening with the projects happening (not just the Ion).

With this 401 thing, they haven't reduced lanes on the highway itself, so for the majority of people, nothing really to be upset about.
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