That’s the idea for the new Turcot Interchange. Factotum decided to go take a look at a few places downtown where embankments are already used for transportation.
Here is a look at the Mountain street entrance to the freeway. But to get a good visualization of what Turcot will be like, imagine at least 3 lanes going each way and 4 directions criss crossing at some center point.
I suppose these things will require noise barrier walls?
And here is the train embankment near Peel and Wellington.
There is no doubt that at that height noise will be a huge issue. And of course rush hour, when traffic is at a standstill, will produce incredible amounts of pollution that will just blow with the wind. Does not seem like a good idea that shows much concern for health issues in the Southwest.