News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1156 Post by Waewick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:33 pm

[Shuz] wrote:I would rather see the $200m go towards much needed level crossing removals. The two intersections earmarked for upgrades are nowhere near as high priority as removing either the Park Terrace, Salisbury or Cross/Marion Roads tram crossing.
I'm sure the 60,000 cars that use the intersection probably disagree.

Whilst it isn't the bottleneck on Fullarton rd I'd be fixing, it is a reflection of the huge amount of traffic that use it. Especially during peak.

I can't comment on the cost, do they ever supply cost breakdowns on government jobs?

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1157 Post by alexczarn » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:34 pm

[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm
I would rather see the $200m go towards much needed level crossing removals. The two intersections earmarked for upgrades are nowhere near as high priority as removing either the Park Terrace, Salisbury or Cross/Marion Roads tram crossing.
I'd argue Brighton Road too.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1158 Post by Nathan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:35 pm

[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm
I would rather see the $200m go towards much needed level crossing removals. The two intersections earmarked for upgrades are nowhere near as high priority as removing either the Park Terrace, Salisbury or Cross/Marion Roads tram crossing.
Torrens Rd level crossing too.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1159 Post by crawf » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:41 pm

Hmm.... the Richmond Road/South Road intersection was upgraded for the cost of just $9.5 million. :?

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1160 Post by SRW » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:09 pm

Seems to me that they were trying to find somewhere to redeploy the $185 million that was secretly committed to trams in Turnbull's last budget. Guess Marshall is definitely not keen on North Adelaide extension or city loop this term.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1161 Post by mshagg » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:00 pm

A hundred million bucks for some terminating lanes on Portrush road? Literally spaces for people to park their cars while waiting at red lights?

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1162 Post by ChillyPhilly » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:09 pm

Holy moly, that is ridiculous. A grade separation could almost be built for that amount.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1163 Post by SRW » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:19 pm

Total coincidence that the intersections are in the at-risk Boothby and Sturt seats.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1164 Post by Waewick » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:21 pm

https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/ro ... arton_road

Says $61m on the Govt website for the Cross Roads part.

Still no detail as to why.


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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1165 Post by SBD » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:05 pm

Waewick wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:21 pm
https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/ro ... arton_road

Says $61m on the Govt website for the Cross Roads part.

Still no detail as to why.
Gallipoli Underpass cost $118M ten years ago.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1166 Post by Goodsy » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:15 pm

SBD wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Waewick wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:21 pm
https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/ro ... arton_road

Says $61m on the Govt website for the Cross Roads part.

Still no detail as to why.
Gallipoli Underpass cost $118M ten years ago.
which is $145m in todays dollars

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1167 Post by RiseHigh » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:49 pm

The Blackwood train station boom gates at main coromandel road are terrible, the traffic banks all the way to the Blackwood roundabout and stops the roundabout from running. But as if they would spend any money there.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1168 Post by PD2/20 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:08 pm

North East/Sudholz Rd upgrade was $7.7m in 2014/15.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1169 Post by NTRabbit » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:11 pm

RiseHigh wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:49 pm
The Blackwood train station boom gates at main coromandel road are terrible, the traffic banks all the way to the Blackwood roundabout and stops the roundabout from running. But as if they would spend any money there.
Between curved roads, houses, train station, pub, the interstate freight line, and the terrain, it seems like a pretty difficult level crossing to do anything about

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1170 Post by Eurostar » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:16 pm

Does anyone remember the original proposals for Salisbury whereby the bus interchange was meant to be by former Sizzlers and underpass was meant to be built for Park Terrace instead of the current underpass?

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