[U/C] M2 North-South Motorway

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rev wrote:
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ChillyPhilly wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:09 am
Simmos083 wrote:Why would we want more buses on a motorway? There are trains down south which are much faster then a bus to get into the city. We want to get Adelaide moving not slow it down. Motor Ways are for cars, we don’t need more buses in Adelaide to clog up our road system.
Our road system is already clogged.

It's clogged because people don't use public transport enough.

Ironic, I know.

So big yes to creating routes that use faster roads.
Its congested not only because there isn't more public transport usage, but because the network is poorly designed, even the light sequences are ridiculous in parts. You have lights that turn green, and lead you a short distance (less then 100m) right into a red light. Ridiculous. Or lights that are green ahead, you get a green light, and by the time you get there, they're red.

Public transport is even more piss poor. There's very little convenience in using it for the majority.
Why would I go out of my way to find a train station in the suburbs, most of which have inadequate parking facilities, and then get off say in the city, and have to walk long distances? Ok you can catch a tram up the spine of the city, and then walk slightly shorter distances.
This is why we need a tram loop through the city and an underground rail loop, and why suburban train stations need proper parking facilities, proper links with other public transport such as buses, or trams.
A whole network that spans the whole metro area, that loops around via multiple interconnected modes, trains, trams and buses.
Similar to what happens up north, you get green light from Womma Road, once on Main North Road heading towards the City before you get to Elizabeth Way/Ifould Road you get a red light.
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28/11/2020/ Regency Rd looking north west showing the ramp up for the northern side of the new bridge over Regency Rd. Please click on picture for bigger.
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Still not really sure why they didn't put Regency either over or under the motorway instead of the other way around. It would have required a narrower overpass, and would have taken away yet another undulation on the motorway.
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claybro wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Still not really sure why they didn't put Regency either over or under the motorway instead of the other way around. It would have required a narrower overpass, and would have taken away yet another undulation on the motorway.
You still need to accommodate the actual intersection of South Road (Surface Roads) and Regency Road, which is much cheaper to accommodate at level than raising or lowering that intersection. There are also issues with access to local businesses, including a major commercial centre in the south-west corner.

If more money was allocated, they could have put the motorway into an extended trench surfacing to the north of Regency Road, but what they are building now is an acceptable outcome.
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Also, one of Adelaide's critical gravity sewer mains runs down Regency Rd, with minimal grade (pretty much flat) and therefore minimal scope to realign. Not the only reason of course, but a contributor.
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Plenty of markings on footpath, verge and road along South Road between Hilton and up to around Richmond Road.

Also spotted a large piling rig just off the road, west of the above.
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claybro wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Still not really sure why they didn't put Regency either over or under the motorway instead of the other way around. It would have required a narrower overpass, and would have taken away yet another undulation on the motorway.
I find the overpass looks similar setup as Emerson Overpass minus a railway crossing on the ground
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ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:59 am
Plenty of markings on footpath, verge and road along South Road between Hilton and up to around Richmond Road.

Also spotted a large piling rig just off the road, west of the above.
Piling rig is doing the geotechnical exploration to determine soil conditions along the corridor.

Service locating and surveying of the corridor is also under way at the moment.
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SouthAussie94 wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:39 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:59 am
Plenty of markings on footpath, verge and road along South Road between Hilton and up to around Richmond Road.

Also spotted a large piling rig just off the road, west of the above.
Piling rig is doing the geotechnical exploration to determine soil conditions along the corridor.

Service locating and surveying of the corridor is also under way at the moment.
Hopefully they locate all the watermains and other underground services before someone else shows up with a geotechnical drill rig so they can avoid the services that are still active!
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