[COM] M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

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[COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

#1081 Post by Hooligan » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:51 am

SBD wrote:
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I am in favour of the reduced speed limits for now. Just the other day I saw a guy move from the right lane to the Salisbury Highway off-ramp, crossing about 4 lanes of traffic in 1 single sweep.
I understand the reduced speed limits around the southern interchange. But north of Bolivar rd? Please, just put it up.
Northern interchange also has a reduced speed limit for the same good reason - people are used to not having a choice of direction, so aren't making sensible lane choices in advance, and suddenly realise that where they have been going for the last ten years is now an option that involves turning off to the left, instead of following the road round the curve then merging right.
60 seems a bit extreme for the northern end. 80 would suffice for the time being.

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#1082 Post by Eurostar » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am

I have noticed that trucks tend to drive in middle lane not the left lane in between Southern Interchange and Northern Expressway, in some parts the left lane on the northbound side appears to slope a bit like a speedway. The Bolivar interchange just seems badly designed.

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#1083 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm

Google Maps now features the NC, but updates are still required for the Southern and Bolivar Interchanges.
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#1084 Post by Goodsy » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:21 pm

Eurostar wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am
I have noticed that trucks tend to drive in middle lane not the left lane in between Southern Interchange and Northern Expressway, in some parts the left lane on the northbound side appears to slope a bit like a speedway. The Bolivar interchange just seems badly designed.
I have no problems with the bolivar interchange, I find it very easy to navigate.

That being said, having only 1 turn lane from Bolivar Road onto PWR northbound is pretty stupid. During construction everyone was using 2 lanes to turn north and it worked much better

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#1085 Post by rev » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:41 am

Surprised there aren't police all over this yet with radar guns out pulling dick heads over.
Particularly just as you come off the superway heading north on it where the temp speed is 60, people flying through there at 90.
Even the PREXY/Salisbury Hwy part where the speed is reduced temporarily people not slowing down just going through at 80..
Absolute fucking morons, and then they accuse SAPOL of revenue raising and complain when fixed speed cameras go up.

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#1086 Post by marbles » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:28 am

just a question on the side, if youre in gawler main street spending a day there, how do you get on the expressway from there to come home to adelaide, there seems no quick direct route from murray road without having to travel south right through gawler, and theres no on-track if you go north of murray road?

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#1087 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:36 am

marbles wrote:just a question on the side, if youre in gawler main street spending a day there, how do you get on the expressway from there to come home to adelaide, there seems no quick direct route from murray road without having to travel south right through gawler, and theres no on-track if you go north of murray road?
There are entries at the northern tip of Gawler (start of Horrocks Highway) and to the northwest, off Redbanks Road.
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#1088 Post by bits » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:53 am

It seems a little silly but Gawler mostly has to drive 3km on Two Wells Road right next to the express way to access the express way.

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#1089 Post by SBD » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:02 pm

bits wrote:
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It seems a little silly but Gawler mostly has to drive 3km on Two Wells Road right next to the express way to access the express way.
When I have appointments near the north end of Murray Street, I generally use the Redbanks Road interchange, as directed by TomTom. That tends to be around morning peak hour, coming from Main North Road, leaving on Northern Expressway.

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#1090 Post by Hooligan » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:29 am

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Google Maps now features the NC, but updates are still required for the Southern and Bolivar Interchanges.
Interestingly the northern expressway is still shown as the M20. When did it change to M2?

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#1091 Post by Goodsy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:19 am

google maps now have the entire thing mapped, now we just need to wait another 3 - 5 years for them to update the satellite imagery :lol:

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#1092 Post by aaronjameslange » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38 pm

Hooligan wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:29 am
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Google Maps now features the NC, but updates are still required for the Southern and Bolivar Interchanges.
Interestingly the northern expressway is still shown as the M20. When did it change to M2?
Years ago, I remember them changing the signs. I think it might have been when the superway was being constructed, because prior to the NC being complete we had 3 seperate M2's
M2 Nexy
M2 (Superway)
M2 Sexy

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#1093 Post by Mr Messy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:53 pm


aaronjameslange wrote:
Hooligan wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:29 am
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm

Years ago, I remember them changing the signs. I think it might have been when the superway was being constructed, because prior to the NC being complete we had 3 seperate M2's
M2 Nexy
M2 (Superway)
M2 Sexy
We still do: northern expressway - superway, t2t, Southern expressway. All signposted as M2

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#1094 Post by Spotto » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:36 am

Hooligan wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:29 am
aaronjameslange wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Years ago, I remember them changing the signs. I think it might have been when the superway was being constructed, because prior to the NC being complete we had 3 seperate M2's
M2 Nexy
M2 (Superway)
M2 Sexy
We still do: northern expressway - superway, t2t, Southern expressway. All signposted as M2

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Yes we still do but the separation is actually Nexy, NSM and Sexy. Don’t forget NC, Superway, R2P and T2T aren’t separate roads they’re smaller parts of a single whole. It’s Nexy and Sexy that are separate from the NSM.

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#1095 Post by NYG » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:43 pm

Speed limits on the Northern Connector will be lifted to 110km/h from about 11am tomorrow.

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