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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#706 Post by Norman » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:48 pm

The Community Open Day will be on the 15th March, 11am to 3pm. I will certainly be there. I hope I get my camera back by then!

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#707 Post by AtD » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:08 pm

Any action on the tram overpass?

EDIT: Nevermind! Contractor to be announced in March or April.
http://www.sensational-adelaide.com/for ... 364#p57364

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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#708 Post by Norman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:43 am

Some photos I took yesterday. Full collection is here: http://cid-8ac526a53435b646.skydrive.li ... 5-2-2009|6

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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#709 Post by Shuz » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:53 am

Good effort Norm!

I do question the authencity of the claim that the underpass is wide enough to accomodate 3x3, if required to do so in future. It looks like it can only do 2x2 without compromising safety - like the Goodwood road underpass does, as your side mirrors come very close to contact with the median thing, cars, and walls.

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#710 Post by muzzamo » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:14 pm

it looks like it could do 3x3 to me...

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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#711 Post by rhino » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:28 pm

Well that last photo threw me! Where the hell is that?

That aside, thanks for your efforts Norman, it's good to see these photos cos I can't get there easily myself.
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#712 Post by Norman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:35 pm

rhino wrote:Well that last photo threw me! Where the hell is that?
That's Brownhill Creek (eastern side), it's very dry at the moment :P

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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#713 Post by Aidan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:55 pm

Shuz wrote:Good effort Norm!

I do question the authencity of the claim that the underpass is wide enough to accomodate 3x3, if required to do so in future. It looks like it can only do 2x2 without compromising safety - like the Goodwood road underpass does, as your side mirrors come very close to contact with the median thing, cars, and walls.
Of course it's not wide enough to accommodate 3x3. It's probably not even wide enough to accommodate 3+3.

But nor should it be! Considering the amount of traffic that leaves and joins at Anzac Highway, it would be better to devote an entire lane to it rather than requiring it to merge. Unless there's a eventual aspiration to upgrade the rest of South Road to 4+4 (which would be hopelessly uneconomic due to the amount of property acquisition it would require) the underpass is better off as 2+2.
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#714 Post by ronaldo » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:27 am

Good shots, Norman. its gives a excellent idea of it. I suppose It is enough room to 3X3, specially in the future if they use the space between the ways. It seems to me that they are wasting to much room with that concrete split. It is just an opinion comparing to the patterns from Rio, where I live.
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#715 Post by Cam » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:53 pm

More bland. Wish our paving was more like the mosaics of Lisbon and Rio.
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#716 Post by ronaldo » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:29 am

Yeah, Cam. I guess you know portuguese style using stones everywhere. I agree that mosaics in Copacabana (black/white waves) are a kind of brand to Rio with satue of Christ the redeemer either. However our traffic is chaotic. We have freeways, tunnels, subway, train, ferries, bridges, tram, buses (a lot), underpasses, flyovers, ets. and It is becoming worst every year. So I see Adelaide as a fantastic city, "virgin" in chaos (compared to other cities), which needs to be very careful about the decisions to make. Future generations will harvest everything you are doing know. Thats why I take part in Sensational Adelaide a city I want to my kid. Upgrade South Road seems to me fundamental to the city at this point but It will also attract more vehicles. You know, It will be not different from other places. People are alike everywhere. So public tranportation will be the best solution afterwards. No way. Last weekend I spent 2,5 hours to make 15km within Rio, just because I want "confort". Stupid.
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#717 Post by AtD » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:40 am

Cam wrote:More bland. Wish our paving was more like the mosaics of Lisbon and Rio.
This is a major freight route...

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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#718 Post by Norman » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:45 am

The (probably final) community update for March has been released. View it here: http://www.adelaideconnect.com.au/downl ... 202009.pdf

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#719 Post by muzzamo » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:24 am

I'm still interested to find out if there are going to be bus lanes for busses turning from south road right onto anzac highway in the final design..

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#720 Post by Norman » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:11 pm

muzzamo wrote:I'm still interested to find out if there are going to be bus lanes for busses turning from south road right onto anzac highway in the final design..
No, there won't be. But there will be three lanes able to turn right at all times.

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