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

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

#1111 Post by NYG » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm

aaronjameslange wrote:60km/h speed restrictions at north and south ends are getting a bit old now. Maybe the southern end is warranted, but the northern end is a joke. 'complete' December 2019? It's April 2020 and still not complete
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#1112 Post by SBD » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:26 pm

The developers never said it was already "complete". That was only Sensational Adelaide. The developers said it was "open to traffic".

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#1113 Post by rev » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:36 pm

NYG wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm
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LMFAO brand new motorway and there's already resurfaced patches on it. Holy fuck this state does not know how to do a thing right. :wallbash: or :hilarious: ...both applicable.

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#1114 Post by Patrick_27 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:29 pm

rev wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:36 pm
NYG wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm
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LMFAO brand new motorway and there's already resurfaced patches on it. Holy fuck this state does not know how to do a thing right. :wallbash: or :hilarious: ...both applicable.
If that's the case, why do you still live here?

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#1115 Post by claybro » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:07 pm

As someone who lives interstate, I can confirm the length of speed limited time applicable to new develooements in Adelaide is over the top. Adelaide does seem to have a fear of going fast, or even designing things for speed and this applies to road, tram and train infrastructure, as well as rediculous roadwork limits, even hundreds of meters from where workers are laying paving on a footpath in a nearby side street.

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#1116 Post by rev » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:56 am

Patrick_27 wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:29 pm
rev wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:36 pm
NYG wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm
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LMFAO brand new motorway and there's already resurfaced patches on it. Holy fuck this state does not know how to do a thing right. :wallbash: or :hilarious: ...both applicable.
If that's the case, why do you still live here?
Your response is a little irrelevant to my comment.

But here's a few possible answers..

1) because I can?
2) because I feel like it?
3) i might have family commitments here?
4) none of your business?
5) so i can annoy people like you?
6) because unlike most in this state, I wasnt raised to be a quiter?
7) why do you continue to live here despite your increasing negativity towards growth and development that doesn't fit in with the maintain the status quo agenda?
8) because maybe positive change and growth is better pushed for from within instead of from the outside?
9) because people shouldnt take anonymous comments as anything serious and use them to form an opinion on a username?

Now, do you think its a sign of good planning, of proper project management, to have a brand new motorway already with resurfaced sections?
Lets look back at the T2T trench..remember the road plates in one section right after it was opened to traffic?

I dont ever recall driving on a motorway or freeway in for example Melbourne or overseas, that was newly constructed & opened, having resurfaced patches. Only ever experienced that here.

There's no pride in work done, no pride in having a presentable city with presentable infrastructure and streetcapes. Good enough is the pass mark. I know people from Darwin who joke about how shit roads here are, nevermind the east coast or Perth lol.

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#1117 Post by SBD » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:49 am

So back to the topic of the road - there are clearly a couple of dark patches in the photo that look like new bitumen. Does anyone know why there are those patches? Would we prefer to have left it because "it's a new road, we shouldn't patch it" if it received damage from a falling load, blown tyre or a crane stabiliser doing work overhead?

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#1118 Post by Bacon » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:51 am

It's likely that the lighter patches were completed months before opening whereas the darker patches were completed just before opening.

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#1119 Post by ChillyPhilly » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:19 am

I think we will find that the 'resurfaced patches' was where crash barriers were located prior to final opening.
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#1120 Post by aaronjameslange » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:27 am

SBD wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:26 pm
The developers never said it was already "complete". That was only Sensational Adelaide. The developers said it was "open to traffic".
I know, but it had been slated for December 2019 completion from the beginning of the project

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#1121 Post by rev » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:21 pm

Bacon wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:51 am
It's likely that the lighter patches were completed months before opening whereas the darker patches were completed just before opening.
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:19 am
I think we will find that the 'resurfaced patches' was where crash barriers were located prior to final opening.
I assume you mean the concrete barriers. Similar are used on the roads around CBD construction sites or even for the Adelaide 500. How come roads arent resurfaced afterwards?
Last time I was in Melbourne, they were using them on the tullamarine widening project. I bet the next time I go they won't have resurfaced patches.

If it is a case of some of the bitumen was laid earlier, brings me to my earlier point on poor management.
Also, why not rip it all up, recycle it and lay it all down again in oke go so there is a consistent and even surface?

And if it was because a crane was doing work? Must be the shittest bitumen quality.

Ill tell you what the most likely reasons are.
Damage caused by the NC crew in heavy vehciles.
Those sections werent up to standard, so rather then relay it all, they only did some sections because they're already over budget and behind schedule.

You don't build a new road costing nearly a billion dollars to have resurfaced patches. Might seem like cosmetic issues, but its a major fuck up.

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#1122 Post by Bacon » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm

Southern interchange north-south is now bumped up to 90

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#1123 Post by Hooligan » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:48 pm

Bacon wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Southern interchange north-south is now bumped up to 90
I'm guessing that's full speed?

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#1124 Post by Norman » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:56 am

Hooligan wrote:
Bacon wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Southern interchange north-south is now bumped up to 90
I'm guessing that's full speed?
I would say so. Are the lane management signs now in operation?

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#1125 Post by Brucetiki » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:32 am

Norman wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:56 am
Hooligan wrote:
Bacon wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Southern interchange north-south is now bumped up to 90
I'm guessing that's full speed?
I would say so. Are the lane management signs now in operation?
Yeah they were in operation last week.

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