News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by mawsonguy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:32 pm

A photo of the excations for the lowered motorway looking south from the Grange Rd Bridge taken from the latest T2T newsletter. Apparently, they have already excavated 80,000 cubic metres of fill - that's roughly 1,000 B-Double dump trucks.

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by rev » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:18 am

Llessur2002 wrote:
Norman wrote:Part of the video that I posted includes the slow and steady progress of the pedestrian bridge over the motorway.

Start watching from about 3:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvYm0HwUtMA
Such......slow......progress. Given the fact that they built and had trains running over the overpass in a matter of weeks it's excruciating to watch the tacking on of the comparatively minor shared path take literally months to be completed. Some days there are one or two people tinkering away at the point the concrete ramp will join the overpass but it's hard to see any significant progress here (although granted some lights and fencing have finally been installed on the eastern ramp).

Back in February the T2T enquiries people advised the shared path would be operational by April/May. When I contacted them again in mid-May they advised it would be open late July. Whether or not that actually occurs is anyone's guess.

On the plus side it looks as though there is a funded plan to connect the shared path to the new Torrens Junction shared path by the completion of the Torrens Junction project. I've put details in the Cycling Infrastructure thread.
The rail bridge was done quickly because it's a current necessity with or without the completed motorway.
The pedestrian bridge isn't really a necessity until the motorway is open. It's not really a pedestrian/cyclist friendly area while there's construction and deep excavations going on.
It's not even vehicle friendly at times, when you are trying to do a U turn at the allocated spots and a front end loader comes flying out without giving way, while the lollypop man is having a bludge not paying attention and doing his job. I've nearly been hit four times by front end loaders and backhoes.

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by SBD » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:07 am

DPTI has published a list of the " Top 40 at Grade Arterial Road Intersections for Heavy Vehicle Exposure" at https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/top ... -exposeure

There are a few entries that surprised me (I think Adelaide Metro buses distorted the results from my expectation). But it is worth noting that seven of the 12 Port Wakefield Road junctions in the list will be bypassed by the Northern Connector.

The top ones on South Road are with Grand Junction Road (presumably the traffic lights under the superway) and Regency Road which was announced in the state budget as the next target for going cap-in-hand for the federal government to pay for fixing. Five of the other ten are addressed by T2T, plus Pym Street that I assume will be addressed by the Regency bit. There are four in the list covering the central section of South Road (Richmond, Henley Beach, Sir Donald Bradman, and James Congdon), all in the bottom half of this list.

The bottom of the SE Freeway seems to be the only junction south of the CBD in the top 40.

The list could look a bit different in a few years when T2T, NC and Regency junction have been completed.
Rank Intersection Location Heavy Vehicle Exposure (vehicles per day)
1 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / CHURCHILL ROAD / CAVAN ROAD 9104
2 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / BOLIVAR ROAD 8088
3 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / GLOBE DERBY DRIVE 8024
4 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / GALLIPOLI DRIVE / ROSBERG ROAD 7943
5 PORT WAKEFIELD RD / WATERLOO CORNER RD 7783
6 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / RYANS ROAD 7274
7 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / MONTAGUE ROAD / CHURCHILL ROAD NORTH 7165
8 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / MARTINS ROAD 6963
9 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / INTERCHANGE RAMP TO WINGFIELD 6949
10 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / HANSON ROAD 6927
11 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / INTERCHANGE RAMP TO SALISBURY 6745
12 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / SOUTH ROAD (EASTERN and WESTERN ACCESS) 6691
13 SOUTH ROAD / REGENCY ROAD 6672
14 MAIN NORTH ROAD / GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD 6111
15 KING WILLIAM STREET / GRENFELL STREET / CURRIE STREET 5946
16 SOUTH ROAD / TORRENS ROAD 5839
17 CORMACK ROAD / HANSON ROAD 5721
18 HANSON ROAD / SOUTH TERRACE 5657
19 SOUTH ROAD / PORT ROAD 5563
20 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / DIAGONAL ROAD 5554
21 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / CAVAN ROAD 5543
22 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD / ST KILDA ROAD 5447
23 SOUTH ROAD / WEST THEBARTON ROAD / ASHWIN PARADE 5291
24 SOUTH ROAD / GRANGE ROAD / MANTON STREET 5128
25 SOUTH ROAD / RICHMOND ROAD 5025
26 PORT ROAD / PARK TERRACE / ADAM STREET 4897
27 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / HAMPSTEAD ROAD / BRIENS ROAD 4892
28 CAVAN ROAD / CHURCHILL ROAD NORTH 4828
29 SALISBURY HIGHWAY / ELDER SMITH ROAD 4646
30 MAIN NORTH ROAD / MONTAGUE ROAD 4523
31 KING WILLIAM ROAD / KING WILLIAM STREET / NORTH TERRACE 4493
32 FRANCIS STREET / PERKINS DRIVE 4480
33 SOUTH EASTERN FREEWAY / PORTRUSH ROAD / CROSS ROAD / GLEN OSMOND ROAD 4479
34 SOUTH ROAD / HENLEY BEACH ROAD 4454
35 SOUTH ROAD / PYM STREET 4453
36 SOUTH ROAD / SIR DONALD BRADMAN DRIVE 4438
37 SOUTH ROAD / HAWKER STREET 4438
38 PARK TERRACE / FITZROY TERRACE / TORRENS ROAD / JEFFCOTT ROAD 4383
39 SOUTH ROAD / JAMES CONGDON DRIVE / DEACON AVENUE / LONDON ROAD 4376
40 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD / EASTERN PARADE 4343

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by Bacon » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:33 pm

Is the Torrens Rd bridge open yet? They were scrubbing off the temp line marking when i went through on the weekend.

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by Brucetiki » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:01 pm

Bacon wrote:Is the Torrens Rd bridge open yet? They were scrubbing off the temp line marking when i went through on the weekend.
Half of it is, which is what the traffic was switched to on the weekend.

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by rev » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:18 pm

They were drilling/pile driving or whatever it's called with one of those big crawler things with the long arm and twisty drill bit on the end, on the northern side of the Torrens/South Rd intersection over the weekend at night from what I saw.
I've been sick at home since so I don't know what's going on at the moment..might go for a drive later and see and report back here but I heard there's a lollypop lady whose pretty mean and doesn't like anyone having a gawk at night. :cry:

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by SouthAussie94 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:10 pm

Massive bridges built next to Darlington Upgrade Project in Adelaide

Two 3,000-tonne bridges will be built off the side of the Darlington Upgrade Project in Adelaide and moved into place to avoid traffic disruptions.

Construction on the 180-metre-long bridges has begun between the Southern Expressway and Main South Road, near Marion Road.

The bridges, which will be moved into place over two weekends in October and November, are part of the $620 million North-South Corridor project.

Full article: http://abc.net.au/news/2017-07-16/massi ... fmredir=sm
There's a video in the article.

The project is now scheduled for completion in 2019.
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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

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Post by [Shuz] » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:55 am

A truly amazing and impressive feat of engineering and construction methodology. Hopefully someone here, if not DPTI, can record it in action. I'd been wondering what the pylons on site were lately.
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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by GoodSmackUp » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:27 am

[Shuz] wrote:A truly amazing and impressive feat of engineering and construction methodology. Hopefully someone here, if not DPTI, can record it in action. I'd been wondering what the pylons on site were lately.
Oh don't worry, I'm sure channel 7 and channel 9 will be out in force, just waiting for the concrete to crumble

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by Ser Noit of Loit » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:27 pm

[Shuz] wrote:A truly amazing and impressive feat of engineering and construction methodology. Hopefully someone here, if not DPTI, can record it in action. I'd been wondering what the pylons on site were lately.
Not everyday you'd see a bridge driving down the road. Would definitely be worth getting out there to see and record.

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by Howie » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:52 pm

Testing new forum ignore this.

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Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

Post by Nort » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:31 pm

Howie wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Testing new forum ignore this.
Ok.

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