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dmerchound

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#22
That's new since I left NB. I guess they finished up the 4 lane through Grand Falls, etc. They still using 17 through Camp Gagetown from Fredericton to Saint John?
The Trans Canada has been 4 lane all the way from the Quebec border to the Nova Scotia border since about 2004 I think. The route through CFB Gagetown is NB 7, and yes they still use it. They improved it quite a bit. There's a four lane section over Petersville Hill and another one down around Welsford. You can make it from Fredericton to Saint John West in about 45 mins with a car, and about an hour with 68 000 lbs in a tridem. Correction to my post on LCVs: They haul them all the way as far as Halifax. NB 17 runs from Campbelton to St Leonard (about 30 miles south of Edmundston). If you ever take the route be very, very, very careful. That sucker is one of the hardest roads to cross in the country. Twists, turns, wildlife, poor construction, and a couple of big (and I mean big) hills. They're not mountains, but each of them is about 3 miles long and they are freaking steep. Up there, I've seen trucks parked... parked... on the road slide off into the ditch during a freezing rain storm in the fall. I've seen trucks have to take two and three runs a t a hill to get up over it (and those are the guys that live there). All I'm really saying is that you best know what you're doing before you head across that road, and I would suggest you pop your cherry on a warm sunny day.
 

Southern Fried

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#23
The Trans Canada has been 4 lane all the way from the Quebec border to the Nova Scotia border since about 2004 I think. The route through CFB Gagetown is NB 7, and yes they still use it. They improved it quite a bit. There's a four lane section o:Dver Petersville Hill and another one down around Welsford. You can make it from Fredericton to Saint John West in about 45 mins with a car, and about an hour with 68 000 lbs in a tridem. Correction to my post on LCVs: They haul them all the way as far as Halifax. NB 17 runs from Campbelton to St Leonard (about 30 miles south of Edmundston). If you ever take the route be very, very, very careful. That sucker is one of the hardest roads to cross in the country. Twists, turns, wildlife, poor construction, and a couple of big (and I mean big) hills. They're not mountains, but each of them is about 3 miles long and they are freaking steep. Up there, I've seen trucks parked... parked... on the road slide off into the ditch during a freezing rain storm in the fall. I've seen trucks have to take two and three runs a t a hill to get up over it (and those are the guys that live there). All I'm really saying is that you best know what you're doing before you head across that road, and I would suggest you pop your cherry on a warm sunny day.
Yep, I know about 17. :D I'm from NB, born in Saint John. Only been down here since 2003. When I left, the section of 4 lane between Edmundston and Grand Falls was still under "construction" (for around 10 years). DOD controls much of 7 access because of Camp Gagetown from Geary to Wellsford and Military Vehicles have priority of use of that stretch. Petersville was notorious because the military has "road crossings" at the top and bottom. Ever encounter a tank convoy running "dark" during a rainstorm at night? I have.:D

Anyways, good to hear things are improving. But the one thing the Maritimes will never run out of is roads across hills that make things "interesting". :biglaugh:
 

Sinister

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#29
In the novel, not the movie, World War Z, some people moved north of the Artic Circle and established an encampment figuring the freezing cold would stop the zombie horde from eating them. The zombies would freeze, but then in the spring when they thawed, they would continue searching for food.

Problem was, there's not much food in a frozen wasteland and in a sickening turn of irony, they resorted to cannibalism.

So basically, even in a zombie apocalypse, there's no reason to go to Canada.

It's certainly not worth the hassle as a company driver...zombies or not.
 

Southern Fried

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#33
You do realize, don't you, that by your own several posts you have admitted that Canada is a much cooler place to be from than the USA. You can't get much cooler than -40F or so. ;) :biglaugh: