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View Poll Results: When will the ring road be completed?
1-3 years 8 3.85%
4-7 years 91 43.75%
7-10 years 65 31.25%
10-20 years 20 9.62%
Never 24 11.54%
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:19 PM   #3121
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I don't know how valid a 10 year old study/plan will be for the actual project. It definitely is an excellent resource, but once the project is a go, I'm sure the construction bidders/city/province will want as updated a study as possible.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:22 PM   #3122
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My understanding when that was done was that they wanted planning to be far enough along that when funding was available it was not going to have to go back to square one.
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I don't know how valid a 10 year old study/plan will be for the actual project. It definitely is an excellent resource, but once the project is a go, I'm sure the construction bidders/city/province will want as updated a study as possible.
Taking a project off the shelf is a lot of work, regardless of how complete it was when it was shelved. Rest assured at this point, some of the decision making would be re-thought to further optimize the designs. Any approvals with utilities or environmental regulations would need to be redone. It can be a lot of rework.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:32 PM   #3124
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Watch SNC Lavalin get the engineering and construction contract...
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:33 PM   #3125
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In my Sim-City Fantasy land I've always thought doing something with the southern section of Barlow Trail like an elevated toll free-way would be a great way to mitigate this. More expensive, but with some revenue recovery, and without the decade long headache that will be involved in upgrading two river crossings and the Glenmore nightmare.

Is there any chance they're able to widen Peigan Trail and kill a light or two to help get more people out to the Ring Road?
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Widening Peigan is such a no-brainer, I can't believe it hasn't happened yet. It's one lane each direction, except at lights, yet it's connected to Stoney AND Deerfoot. If a road is connected to Stoney, there should be standards. 53' trucks pulling off 52nd should not be the pacesetters for the whole stretch, and vice versa between 52nd and 36th. It's pretty pathetic, actually.
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Taking a project off the shelf is a lot of work, regardless of how complete it was when it was shelved. Rest assured at this point, some of the decision making would be re-thought to further optimize the designs. Any approvals with utilities or environmental regulations would need to be redone. It can be a lot of rework.
Ok, and Iím no expert so I trust the experts on these things, but is it seriously 4 years of work? That seems laughable. Surely they could prioritize one interchange, take a year and get that started or something like that? Like I say, I donít know, but it sure feels like a long time to rework things and get shovels in the ground.
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Ok, and I’m no expert so I trust the experts on these things, but is it seriously 4 years of work? That seems laughable. Surely they could prioritize one interchange, take a year and get that started or something like that? Like I say, I don’t know, but it sure feels like a long time to rework things and get shovels in the ground.
Financially, they're probably pretty tapped paying for the Ring Road. This is likely around when that projects are complete and money is freed-up
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In my Sim-City Fantasy land I've always thought doing something with the southern section of Barlow Trail like an elevated toll free-way would be a great way to mitigate this. More expensive, but with some revenue recovery, and without the decade long headache that will be involved in upgrading two river crossings and the Glenmore nightmare.

Is there any chance they're able to widen Peigan Trail and kill a light or two to help get more people out to the Ring Road?
If by 'they' you mean the Province then the answer is no. If by 'they' you mean the City then this should totally be a priority. Simple and easy to do, the right of way is there and there would be little impact on existing traffic. They could probably do this one in a single construction season.
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Ok, and Iím no expert so I trust the experts on these things, but is it seriously 4 years of work? That seems laughable. Surely they could prioritize one interchange, take a year and get that started or something like that? Like I say, I donít know, but it sure feels like a long time to rework things and get shovels in the ground.
The start date doesn't matter nearly as much as the end date (or more specifically, the total project time). I'm fine with delayed start if it means the whole thing takes 3 summers instead of 4.

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If by 'they' you mean the Province then the answer is no. If by 'they' you mean the City then this should totally be a priority. Simple and easy to do, the right of way is there and there would be little impact on existing traffic. They could probably do this one in a single construction season.
Great point, it's so easy to forget when looking at Deerfoot in the heart of the city. Perhaps/hopefully the long lead time is also to give the city time to do some upgrades/preparations in advance of this disruption.
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