News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1276 Post by rev » Mon May 25, 2020 5:45 pm

Panalatinga road exit ramp onto Southern Expressway, and at the intersection pf Panatalinga, Old South rd & Kenihans rd.
New led lane lighting being tested.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1277 Post by neoballmon » Tue May 26, 2020 10:08 am

Came off the expressway at this exit last night, and I could see the lights for Expressway to Main South and as soon as Main South through traffic got the green light, the leds all switched off, so very bright and useful when exiting the expressway, and not distracting to other directions of travel!
Was very well done by what I could see. Didn't go to the Panalatinga/Old South intersection to see that.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1278 Post by Spotto » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:09 pm

Was driving past the MSR/Candy/Lander intersection so decided to do a lap each way through. It's fully open but just a few finishing works and minor landscaping remain. Not sure how much can be said about an intersection but it seems pretty good, I'm sure locals and east-west traffic between Happy Valley and Hallett Cove/Sheidow Park will love it.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1279 Post by rev » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:40 am

Private contractors to take over all SA road maintainence, in State Government bid to get bang for buck, unlock new projects
Daniel Wills, State Political Editor, The Advertiser
July 7, 2020 12:00am
Subscriber only

All State Government road maintenance will be outsourced to private contractors, in a move it says will achieve a better price for taxpayers and allow spending on more projects.

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll will on Tuesday reveal that new contracts have been awarded for the repairs of SA’s 23,000km road network.

It extends a 20-year record of industry involvement, but increases the private share of work from 60 per cent to 100 per cent.

The decision is likely to revive a political battle with Labor over privatisation, as Mr Knoll pushes ahead with plans to outsource the operation of the passenger tram and train networks.

The road maintenance contracts have been awarded across four zones.

The Adelaide metropolitan and regional north areas will be handled by DM Roads, regional south work is awarded to Fulton Hogan, and Lendlease Boral Joint Venture has the Outback.

Mr Knoll said the contracts “allow us to leverage the expertise and efficiency of industry to deliver better and safer roads for South Australian motorists”.

“Our priority is keeping our roads as safe as possible for motorists,” he said.

“These companies are experts in road maintenance and employ thousands of South Australians, either under existing contacts or on past projects.”

He said the contracts included key performance indicators to target and monitor the use of small and medium-sized local companies.

Mr Knoll said there would be financial penalties for not meeting required standards.

“Through these new contracts we have been able to get a better bargain for taxpayers to drive their dollar further.”

Mr Knoll said the former Labor Government had issued contracts to the same companies, and engaged in the outsourcing of road maintenance when in power.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1280 Post by Eurostar » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:22 am

rev wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:40 am
Private contractors to take over all SA road maintainence, in State Government bid to get bang for buck, unlock new projects
Daniel Wills, State Political Editor, The Advertiser
July 7, 2020 12:00am
Subscriber only

All State Government road maintenance will be outsourced to private contractors, in a move it says will achieve a better price for taxpayers and allow spending on more projects.

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll will on Tuesday reveal that new contracts have been awarded for the repairs of SA’s 23,000km road network.

It extends a 20-year record of industry involvement, but increases the private share of work from 60 per cent to 100 per cent.

The decision is likely to revive a political battle with Labor over privatisation, as Mr Knoll pushes ahead with plans to outsource the operation of the passenger tram and train networks.

The road maintenance contracts have been awarded across four zones.

The Adelaide metropolitan and regional north areas will be handled by DM Roads, regional south work is awarded to Fulton Hogan, and Lendlease Boral Joint Venture has the Outback.

Mr Knoll said the contracts “allow us to leverage the expertise and efficiency of industry to deliver better and safer roads for South Australian motorists”.

“Our priority is keeping our roads as safe as possible for motorists,” he said.

“These companies are experts in road maintenance and employ thousands of South Australians, either under existing contacts or on past projects.”

He said the contracts included key performance indicators to target and monitor the use of small and medium-sized local companies.

Mr Knoll said there would be financial penalties for not meeting required standards.

“Through these new contracts we have been able to get a better bargain for taxpayers to drive their dollar further.”

Mr Knoll said the former Labor Government had issued contracts to the same companies, and engaged in the outsourcing of road maintenance when in power.
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... 3a9cd5e870
No privatisation!!

If anything bring back the Highways Department

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1281 Post by NTRabbit » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:24 pm

Looking forward to the state government paying the same amount of money to them to only do maintenance on the roads the transport industry double dip pays for, and nowhere else

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1282 Post by SBD » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:47 pm

NTRabbit wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:24 pm
Looking forward to the state government paying the same amount of money to them to only do maintenance on the roads the transport industry double dip pays for, and nowhere else
The state government only pays for the main roads now, so I doubt that would change. The local roads that clog up with school traffic are already council responsibilities.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1283 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:42 pm

SBD wrote:
NTRabbit wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:24 pm
Looking forward to the state government paying the same amount of money to them to only do maintenance on the roads the transport industry double dip pays for, and nowhere else
The state government only pays for the main roads now, so I doubt that would change. The local roads that clog up with school traffic are already council responsibilities.
Correct. All main roads and many local collector roads are the responsibility of DPTI. Any exceptions are the responsibility of the Federal Government.
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