Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby motokelowna1 » Sep 25th, 2017, 9:51 am

That section needs an overpass but the Hwys dept is so stupid they dont know how to...
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Omnitheo » Sep 25th, 2017, 6:56 pm

motokelowna1 wrote:That section needs an overpass but the Hwys dept is so stupid they dont know how to...


I believe it is in the long term plans, but those are a couple decades out. The existing work is with keeping possible future improvements in mind.

Here’s some of my favourite reading material:
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/si ... 7-rweb.pdf
See page 16.

Outside of this construction, I can’t say I’ve ever seen sexsmith backed up past the Tim Horton’s entrance. I’ve only gone this way though about 50 times. Maybe people who drive it with more regularity are hitting it at different times than I have.
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby voice of reason » Sep 25th, 2017, 7:37 pm

Omnitheo wrote:Outside of this construction, I can’t say I’ve ever seen sexsmith backed up past the Tim Horton’s entrance. I’ve only gone this way though about 50 times. Maybe people who drive it with more regularity are hitting it at different times than I have.

i see it backed up to the train tracks all the time.
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby voice of reason » Sep 25th, 2017, 7:45 pm

that tim hortons needs to move out of the mohawk building and become a stand alone store that is better prepared to serve the number of customers that they draw in.they are one of the main causes of the clusterfxxk on sexsmith.the drive thru line up is out on the road and people are trying to get in and out in all directions before work,at lunch time and after work hours.people try to cross from timmies to addams rd during the busiest times of day and vice versa.cars coming off the highway turning lane get less than 100ft down sexsmith and have to stop because a car is trying to get in to timmies with no chance in hell .it limits the amount of cars that can get through a turning light.it made sense to put a timmies there 15 years ago but now it is only adding to the congestion.i would like to see it stay at reids corner but to be in a better location

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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Urban Cowboy » Sep 25th, 2017, 7:47 pm

motokelowna1 wrote:That section needs an overpass but the Hwys dept is so stupid they dont know how to...


Overpasses to nowhere on Indian Band lands take precedence don't you know? :biggrin:
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby WalterWhite » Sep 25th, 2017, 8:10 pm

Old Techie wrote:
motokelowna1 wrote:That section needs an overpass but the Hwys dept is so stupid they dont know how to...


Overpasses to nowhere on Indian Band lands take precedence don't you know? :biggrin:


Lol - they prescribe to the "if you build it, they will come" philosophy of overpass construction. It's same as their philosophy on strip malls.

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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby John Crawford » Sep 26th, 2017, 1:20 pm

So I'm at the lights at Edwards road, the flagger on three separate occasions gave three vehicles the go ahead from three separate directions, what a cluster fuffing, he was putting people in some dangerous positions, and it was only by good luck and good drivers (Yes we do have some) that we did not have multiple accidents, don't know who the flagging company is but they need go.

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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby the truth » Sep 26th, 2017, 1:57 pm

anyone in charge of this cluster f :swear: should be fired , and for the love of god hire flaggers that understand there job,
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Urban Cowboy » Sep 26th, 2017, 4:37 pm

Add to the equation the fact that of late they keep moving the lanes around (that part is understandable due to the construction) but mark them so poorly it's next to impossible to know what to follow at times.

At least buy some black paint and erase the white dashes you aren't currently using for goodness sake.
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby GordonH » Sep 26th, 2017, 4:53 pm

I for one I'm doing everything I can not added to the traffic problem, by not using that area during peak times.
This begs the question how many are coming or going to work and how many don't really need to be there, adding to the problem.
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby my5cents » Sep 30th, 2017, 9:46 am

Aren't the flaggers supposed to be there to help ?

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#207902

From my experience this is typical behavior.

Likely it's high time that each government certified (yes, it's hard to believe but each has been "fully trained" and tested to make sure they can stand on the roadway, text and smoke at the same time) be required to exhibit some type of name tag, or certificate number so when one of these "delightful" (generally) "ladies" (I use the term very liberally) do something contrary to their responsibilities and contrary to the safe movement of traffic can be reported.
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it"

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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby the truth » Sep 30th, 2017, 9:57 am

the truth wrote:anyone in charge of this cluster f :swear: should be fired , and for the love of god hire flaggers that understand there job,



like i said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Whyme2 » Sep 30th, 2017, 10:09 am

my5cents wrote:Aren't the flaggers supposed to be there to help ?

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#207902

From my experience this is typical behavior.

Likely it's high time that each government certified (yes, it's hard to believe but each has been "fully trained" and tested to make sure they can stand on the roadway, text and smoke at the same time) be required to exhibit some type of name tag, or certificate number so when one of these "delightful" (generally) "ladies" (I use the term very liberally) do something contrary to their responsibilities and contrary to the safe movement of traffic can be reported.


I remember a time these ladies we're quite nice looking, maybe it's a union seniority thing. :200:
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Re: Sexsmith Rd and Reid's Corner daily Clusterduck

Postby Snarf » Sep 30th, 2017, 10:25 am

I still think they should have 3 laned it all the way to the airport. Now you are going to have people merging at Edwards....

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