[U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b

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#796 Post by SBD » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 am

aaronjameslange wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:37 am
Mr Messy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:40 pm
SBD wrote:
Will it be the new flyover that opens on Monday morning after the last night of closures?
I doubt it, the government would be jumping up and down if it was
"Activities: Road temporary South Road Superway offramp to the Salisbury Relocation of safety barriers in preparation of opening the new South Road Superway off Salisbury Highway ."

Doesnt say its actually opening
It doesn't say it is, but it doesn't say it isn't, either. Three nights seems like a long time (with a longer time on the third one) to just shift the barriers a couple of feet to get more working room. That said, I'm not sure the bridge looks ready to have traffic on it yet either. It looks like it has temporary pedestrian handrails not truck-resistant barriers.

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#797 Post by mawsonguy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:22 pm

Some drone footage of the southern interchange taken by SA-UAVs (https://www.facebook.com/SAUAVs/) as at 30 May 2019:

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#798 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:06 am

Got these two snaps yesterday.


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#799 Post by Bacon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm

The Superway to Salisbury highway off ramp is now open, drove on it this morning.

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#800 Post by Hooligan » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:13 pm

Bacon wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm
The Superway to Salisbury highway off ramp is now open, drove on it this morning.
How many lanes is it?

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#801 Post by Bacon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Hooligan wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Bacon wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm
The Superway to Salisbury highway off ramp is now open, drove on it this morning.
How many lanes is it?
Just one lane for now, there's still construction going on in what i assume would be the other lane. They could be installing that yellow cladding shown in the renders?

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#802 Post by ChillyPhilly » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:26 pm

Bacon wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Hooligan wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Bacon wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm
The Superway to Salisbury highway off ramp is now open, drove on it this morning.
How many lanes is it?
Just one lane for now, there's still construction going on in what i assume would be the other lane. They could be installing that yellow cladding shown in the renders?
I drove on it for the first time last night. Definitely looks like it will be two lanes in time.
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#803 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:29 pm

Bridge spans are now in place for what will become the new eastbound carriageway of the Port River Expressway.
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#804 Post by aaronjameslange » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:46 am

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Bridge spans are now in place for what will become the new eastbound carriageway of the Port River Expressway.
Also the northbound port wakefield road bridge spans at the northern interchange

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#805 Post by d3v310per » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:39 pm

From The Messenger... https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenge ... 6e5a42df78

MOTORISTS have only months to wait until they can drive on the new $885 million Northern Connector direct from Adelaide to Gawler.

The six-lane motorway will link the South Rd Superway at Wingfield to the Northern Expressway at Virginia, slashing travelling times for commuters and freight vehicles.

It will provide direct access from Adelaide to the 23km Northern Expressway — or “Nexy” as it has become known — fuelling further population growth across the northern suburbs.

The 15.5km concrete road is being built by construction giant Lendlease for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). A spokeswoman would not give a completion date, referring inquiries to DPTI’s website which says it is due to open “late in 2019”.

However, aerial pictures obtained by The Messenger show significant work remains to be completed, particularly around the Southern Interchange where a bridge is being built across swampland at the Barker Inlet.

Other large excavation activity is happening at the site to construct on and off ramps, with completion dependent on weather conditions

Elsewhere, considerable work remains to finish huge interchanges at Bolivar and Virginia, which will connect the motorway to Waterloo Corner, St Kilda and the Northern Expressway.

As work progresses on the motorway northern councils are bracing themselves for rapid expansion in areas such as Virginia, Angle Vale, Munno Para, Two Wells, Gawler and Roseworthy. Numerous large-scale residential developments are either underway or planned, with tens of thousands of new homes expected to be built over the next decade.

The developments are attracting large numbers of first home buyers, many of whom work in Adelaide. Junctions have been installed to provide access to housing estates at Munno Para West, Smithfield, Penfield, Angle Vale and Evanston South.

The four-lane highway begins on the southern edge of Gawler and joins the Northern Connector 2km south of Virginia, where the second stage of its largest residential development, Virginia Grove, is well advanced.

Motorists then drive straight into Adelaide on the Northern Connector from an interchange at Virginia.

Built from concrete produced by an onsite plant, the motorway travels between St Kilda and Waterloo Corner to Bolivar, across the back of the Dry Creek salt fields to the bridge over the Barker Inlet wetlands and onto the South Rd Superway. Another interchange connects to the Port River Expressway and Salisbury Highway.

Playford mayor Glenn Docherty said market gardeners at Virginia would be among the biggest beneficiaries of the new motorway.

“The Northern Connector is set to make our businesses, such as Virginia’s primary producers, more competitive by reducing travel costs and by getting their goods or produce to market quicker,” he said.

“It also will bust congestion and travel time for many of our residents, who will be able to access their workplaces easier than ever before.”

Mr Docherty said while it was “always great” for new infrastructure like the Northern Connector, it also brought challenges for areas experiencing rapid growth such as northern Adelaide.

Among them was the pressure it put on existing infrastructure, particularly roads.

“This is an opportunity to invest in vital infrastructure that maximises the capacity for our community to take advantage of the Northern Connector,” said Mr Docherty.

Playford Council is working with DPTI over the future of Curtis Rd, at Munno Para, which regularly is becoming congested.

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#806 Post by Norman » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:13 am

A few photos from the plane

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#807 Post by ChillyPhilly » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:26 am

Who needs Nearmap when you have...Normap?
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#808 Post by Eurostar » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:03 am

Can imagine cars banked up on Bolivar offramp if the traffic light at Bolivar has a short green light especially during afternoon peak.

Whites Road should be extended, then over or under Port Wakefield Road, then a interchange at the Northern Connector. Burton Road (north) and Burton Road (south) should be reconnected, possibly have a connector road into Springbank Waters.

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#809 Post by Brucetiki » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:23 pm

d3v310per wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:39 pm
From The Messenger... https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenge ... 6e5a42df78

MOTORISTS have only months to wait until they can drive on the new $885 million Northern Connector direct from Adelaide to Gawler.

The six-lane motorway will link the South Rd Superway at Wingfield to the Northern Expressway at Virginia, slashing travelling times for commuters and freight vehicles.

It will provide direct access from Adelaide to the 23km Northern Expressway — or “Nexy” as it has become known — fuelling further population growth across the northern suburbs.

The 15.5km concrete road is being built by construction giant Lendlease for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). A spokeswoman would not give a completion date, referring inquiries to DPTI’s website which says it is due to open “late in 2019”.

However, aerial pictures obtained by The Messenger show significant work remains to be completed, particularly around the Southern Interchange where a bridge is being built across swampland at the Barker Inlet.

Other large excavation activity is happening at the site to construct on and off ramps, with completion dependent on weather conditions

Elsewhere, considerable work remains to finish huge interchanges at Bolivar and Virginia, which will connect the motorway to Waterloo Corner, St Kilda and the Northern Expressway.

As work progresses on the motorway northern councils are bracing themselves for rapid expansion in areas such as Virginia, Angle Vale, Munno Para, Two Wells, Gawler and Roseworthy. Numerous large-scale residential developments are either underway or planned, with tens of thousands of new homes expected to be built over the next decade.

The developments are attracting large numbers of first home buyers, many of whom work in Adelaide. Junctions have been installed to provide access to housing estates at Munno Para West, Smithfield, Penfield, Angle Vale and Evanston South.

The four-lane highway begins on the southern edge of Gawler and joins the Northern Connector 2km south of Virginia, where the second stage of its largest residential development, Virginia Grove, is well advanced.

Motorists then drive straight into Adelaide on the Northern Connector from an interchange at Virginia.

Built from concrete produced by an onsite plant, the motorway travels between St Kilda and Waterloo Corner to Bolivar, across the back of the Dry Creek salt fields to the bridge over the Barker Inlet wetlands and onto the South Rd Superway. Another interchange connects to the Port River Expressway and Salisbury Highway.

Playford mayor Glenn Docherty said market gardeners at Virginia would be among the biggest beneficiaries of the new motorway.

“The Northern Connector is set to make our businesses, such as Virginia’s primary producers, more competitive by reducing travel costs and by getting their goods or produce to market quicker,” he said.

“It also will bust congestion and travel time for many of our residents, who will be able to access their workplaces easier than ever before.”

Mr Docherty said while it was “always great” for new infrastructure like the Northern Connector, it also brought challenges for areas experiencing rapid growth such as northern Adelaide.

Among them was the pressure it put on existing infrastructure, particularly roads.

“This is an opportunity to invest in vital infrastructure that maximises the capacity for our community to take advantage of the Northern Connector,” said Mr Docherty.

Playford Council is working with DPTI over the future of Curtis Rd, at Munno Para, which regularly is becoming congested.
Adelaide Now seems to be confused as to whether they want this to be a good news story or bad news story. It starts off with 'motorists only have months to wait', then highlights the areas that still have a fair bit of work to go as if it's a gotcha article.

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#810 Post by Bacon » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:09 pm

Eurostar wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:03 am
Can imagine cars banked up on Bolivar offramp if the traffic light at Bolivar has a short green light especially during afternoon peak.

Whites Road should be extended, then over or under Port Wakefield Road, then a interchange at the Northern Connector. Burton Road (north) and Burton Road (south) should be reconnected, possibly have a connector road into Springbank Waters.
I would expect the signalling priorities change as NC becomes the primary thoroughfare with PWR becoming secondary.

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