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Untitled[edit]

This is part of the Yellowhead, but not the TCH - see [1] and [2]. --SPUI (T - C) 15:03, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Separate article on Cost-overruns/graft?[edit]

The cost-overruns on the Coquihalla are one of the more notorious scandals of the Miniwac years; I don't know if they're discussed much overleaf but I dropped by to add the Politics in British Columbia category, but on first glance this is a straightforward highway article. Such an article on the political fracas around the highway, its costs and maintenance - should it be separate, or should it be a section here; if the latter, then I should add the politics category. The Fast Ferries are listed also in the Canadian political scandals category, and they were an infrustructure megaproject too. Thoughts?Skookum1 08:29, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

It would probably fit in the article in my opinion. :: Colin Keigher (Talk) 08:34, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, there's not really enough for a full-blown article...I'll follow the FastCats model and apply the Politics and scandals cats, as also with historical infrastructure scandals (see Lillooet Cattle Trail, for instance).Skookum1 08:48, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

My father was outraged that the cost of the highway was kept a secret by the Socred government seeing as it was built with public money. I would be very interested in knowing more about this, in particular how much it really cost if anyone was able to find out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.110.28.47 (talk) 21:20, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

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Snowfall[edit]

the amount of snowfall and other heavy weather in the pass should be described; the pass has some of the highest snowfall in the entire region - not just in the Canadian Cascades, but also in comparison to places like the Duffey Lake/Cayoosh Pass and Hurley Main/Railroad Pass. That the snow might only exist for a few miles near the top because of rain on lower elevations on the one side, and drylands inland from it, is a sidepoint but worth mentioning also. Not sure where to find cites for the snowfall levels and such, must be out there somewhere.Skookum1 (talk) 19:54, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

grade[edit]

Also, though I've already commented inline about the cost overruns and probably somewhere above, as well, there was an remains an issue with the grade of the highway and the tolls charged freight trucks, which have a problem with it in terms of greater fuel consumption in the one direction and wear/strain on the breaks in the other....the same, I believe, was true of the railway.Skookum1 (talk) 19:56, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

when did the Hope-Merritt stretch open?[edit]

I remember this as being in time for Expo....or not. The Lytton article says "However, it has become much less important since the construction of the Coquihalla Highway in 1987 which uses a more direct route to the BC Interior." but that date is for the completion of the Merritt-Kamloops stretch, according to thisarticle. Wasn't the Okanagan Connector opened at the same time as the Hope-Merritt part of the Coq? And in '86?Skookum1 (talk) 05:28, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Secret tolls[edit]

The tollbooths are gone but as I recall "secret tolls" were exposed on this route and the Golden Ears Bridge and Sea-to-Sky by reporter/blogger Laila Yuile. These are payments from the provincial government to the "owner" of the highway, i.e. of the maintenance contract, so taxpayers are still paying to use t he route, there just aren't toll booths to take it from them personally.Skookum1 (talk) 05:28, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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