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    It was necessary for connection in Kelowna. It is absolutely not necessary in Salmon Arm.

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    Salmon Arm does need a bypass though. There is room south of the town without having to build multi billion dollar bridges and tunnels.
    This being said I wish Kicking Horse phase 4 would have kept the tunnels.
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    Alberta - "You really need to spend billions to expand your highways. Also, we're totally going to shut off your oil supply."

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    We need good highways and railways to transport all that oil to the coast.

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    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Justin just keeps wasting our money!
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    7.4km for $159 million?
    Thats 21.48 million per km. That’s insane!

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    Widening roads in the mountains can be very expensive.

    The cost is less than one bridge in Edmonton
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    Great news for the wonderful province of BC

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    And the huge number of Albertans who use the highway to get to the Okanagan and elsewhere. I drove to Kelowna and back last weekend, and with all the twinning they've been doing over the past few years, it's gotten to the point where there's really only a couple trouble spots left. The drive has gotten shorter by an hour or more in the past 5 years, I'd say. I do wonder when the Feds will finally figure out that they have to tunnel under Roger's Pass, though.

    97A though, ugh. No simple solutions there, either.

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    I thought it was just my lead-foot causing that time savings, but you're absolutely right. It's gotten so much better. As long as the weather isn't bad and there are no highway-closing incidents it's downright enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    And the huge number of Albertans who use the highway to get to the Okanagan and elsewhere. I drove to Kelowna and back last weekend, and with all the twinning they've been doing over the past few years, it's gotten to the point where there's really only a couple trouble spots left. The drive has gotten shorter by an hour or more in the past 5 years, I'd say. I do wonder when the Feds will finally figure out that they have to tunnel under Roger's Pass, though.

    97A though, ugh. No simple solutions there, either.
    I still much prefer 16/5 to the TCH to get to the interior from Here. We did the #1 last summer and basically from Calgary all the way to Sicamous it was bumper to bumper, and literally stop & go traffic from Calgary until the Radium turnoff.

    97A almost needs to be replaced with a complete bypass. It's very congested along Mara lake. They've made significant improvements south of there though. It's twinned all the way up to Armstrong now and the new stretch of highway between Vernon and Kelowna above Woods lake is a godsend.

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    Yeah, I'll generally take 22/11/93 instead of the QE2 so I can skip the Calgary to Louise nightmare. Roughly the same distance, lower speed limits, but less traffic and RCMP so I've found it to be generally the same time wise. At least in the summer. And much more pleasant!

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    Given the traffic volume on the Trans-Canada, I don’t mind some federal money spent on this section. I’d like to see some investment on parts of the Yellowhead to Kamloops, particularly near the Yellowhead Pass, and where there are turnoffs to adjacent farms.
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