News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1186 Post by Eurostar » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 am

New traffic lights at Bridge Road/Maxwell Road (paddocks side).

https://www.facebook.com/25188783153020 ... 984714165/
Works are set to start this Monday, 15 April, on a project to install traffic lights at the junction of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, in Para Hills.

The traffic signals will be installed where Bridge Road meets the western side of Maxwell Road, while right turn lanes on both roads will be duplicated and extended.

Drivers will no longer be able to turn right from the eastern side of Maxwell Road onto Bridge Road, however a new u-turn facility will be constructed on Bridge Road to facilitate this turn.

The works will be carried out between Sunday evening and Saturday morning each week, and are expected to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting. In addition, no work will be undertaken between the morning of Thursday, 18 April, and the evening of Sunday, 28 April, to avoid the Easter and Anzac Day holiday period.

The section of Bridge Road between Beovich and Kesters Roads will also be resurfaced with works planned to occur in May and June.

We thank motorists for their patience while these important safety works are carried out.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1187 Post by Nowlistencarefully » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 pm

I would say another area that needs upgrading is Kings Rd from Salisbury highway to Bolivar Rd it will only get worse with Northern connector traffic along with the section from Bolivar Rd to Liberator drive roundabout all this needs to be duplicated/widened and some roundabouts enlarged or replaced with traffic lights i.e. Liberator Drive intersection.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1188 Post by Eurostar » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:41 pm

Nowlistencarefully wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 pm
I would say another area that needs upgrading is Kings Rd from Salisbury highway to Bolivar Rd it will only get worse with Northern connector traffic along with the section from Bolivar Rd to Liberator drive roundabout all this needs to be duplicated/widened and some roundabouts enlarged or replaced with traffic lights i.e. Liberator Drive intersection.
Whites Road should be reconnected because this will take pressure off of Bolivar Road.

Speed limits should also be 60 on roads such as
- Martins Road between Shepardson Road and Burton Road

- Saints Road

- Cross Keys Road/Fenden Road

- Frost Road/Clayson Road

- Kesters Road

80 kmh Speed limits should be trialled on
- Salisbury Highway and John Rice Avenue
- Philip Highway and Yorktown Road
- Bridge Road
- The Golden Way
- Golden Grove Road
- Main South Road between Reynella and Old Noarlunga

Once the Northern Connector is open I'd like to see Port Wakefield Road between Gepps Cross and Virginia increased to 100kmh

Also increase Main South Road between Darlington and Panalatinga Road to 100kmh

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1189 Post by OlympusAnt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm

Kings Road is terrible.

The Parafield crossing needs to be grade separated ASAP. But of course its the usual safe Labor seat issue, which means that it won't be an election issue. The crossing actually is the border of Spence and Makin federally.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1190 Post by Goodsy » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:42 pm

OlympusAnt wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Kings Road is terrible.

The Parafield crossing needs to be grade separated ASAP. But of course its the usual safe Labor seat issue, which means that it won't be an election issue. The crossing actually is the border of Spence and Makin federally.
It needs to be 2 lanes in either direction for the entire length, luckyily there is space for it to be widened after the Salisbury highway. Removing the level crossing would turn it into a pretty good arterial road

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1191 Post by Eurostar » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:58 pm

Goodsy wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:42 pm
OlympusAnt wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Kings Road is terrible.

The Parafield crossing needs to be grade separated ASAP. But of course its the usual safe Labor seat issue, which means that it won't be an election issue. The crossing actually is the border of Spence and Makin federally.
It needs to be 2 lanes in either direction for the entire length, luckyily there is space for it to be widened after the Salisbury highway. Removing the level crossing would turn it into a pretty good arterial road
After that increase the road to 80kmh between Salisbury Highway and Para Hills

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1192 Post by OlympusAnt » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:09 pm

Eurostar wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Goodsy wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:42 pm
OlympusAnt wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Kings Road is terrible.

The Parafield crossing needs to be grade separated ASAP. But of course its the usual safe Labor seat issue, which means that it won't be an election issue. The crossing actually is the border of Spence and Makin federally.
It needs to be 2 lanes in either direction for the entire length, luckyily there is space for it to be widened after the Salisbury highway. Removing the level crossing would turn it into a pretty good arterial road
After that increase the road to 80kmh between Salisbury Highway and Para Hills
Yes they should do that, but again its a safe Labor seat so they won't get money fast.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1193 Post by kymbosa » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:41 am

Eurostar wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Nowlistencarefully wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 pm
I would say another area that needs upgrading is Kings Rd from Salisbury highway to Bolivar Rd it will only get worse with Northern connector traffic along with the section from Bolivar Rd to Liberator drive roundabout all this needs to be duplicated/widened and some roundabouts enlarged or replaced with traffic lights i.e. Liberator Drive intersection.
Whites Road should be reconnected because this will take pressure off of Bolivar Road.

Speed limits should also be 60 on roads such as
- Martins Road between Shepardson Road and Burton Road

- Saints Road

- Cross Keys Road/Fenden Road

- Frost Road/Clayson Road

- Kesters Road

80 kmh Speed limits should be trialled on
- Salisbury Highway and John Rice Avenue
- Philip Highway and Yorktown Road
- Bridge Road
- The Golden Way
- Golden Grove Road
- Main South Road between Reynella and Old Noarlunga

Once the Northern Connector is open I'd like to see Port Wakefield Road between Gepps Cross and Virginia increased to 100kmh

Also increase Main South Road between Darlington and Panalatinga Road to 100kmh
Re; Also increase Main South Road between Darlington and Panalatinga Road to 100kmh

If you increase South Rd in this section why would you bother with the Sexy? And South Road at present in this section is already quicker than Sexy in the mornings, even on quiet ones like yesterday.

Left the intersection at Old Reynella as a mate, he drove Sexy, I drove South Road and I arrived at the Flinders drive intersection before him. Most mornings it’s the case.

Also 100 through the bottom section of South Road isn’t going to work. To many crashes now at 80.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1194 Post by SBD » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:22 am

Salisbury Highway (north of Mawson Lakes), Phillip Highway and Yorktown Road (below Midway Road) have too many driveways to be appropriate for the higher speed limit.

I'd like to see Macintyre Road dug up and relaid between Montague Road and Golden Way. It's an 80km/h zone, but the surface undulates so much that small cars get thrown around too much to maintain that speed.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1195 Post by Waewick » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:56 pm

Can anyone find any info on the Libs regional funding of roads?

Or do we have to wait until after the election?

What does upgrade of a highway mean? Or is that just fancy word for maintenance?
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1196 Post by Waewick » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:00 pm

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... 81f7aa8315
State Budget 2019-20: $1.1bn to be spent on regional road fix to curb unacceptable toll

Regional infrastructure will be a centrepiece of this month’s State Budget, with the Government promising to build $1.1 billion of projects to help reduce road deaths and injuries and boost economic activity.

Premier Steven Marshall has described the promise — made possible by an injection into regional roads by the Federal Government and an increase in South Australian mining royalties — as the state’s biggest ever investment in regional infrastructure.

Mr Marshall and Infrastructure Minister Stephan Knoll have earmarked keys projects around the state worth $1.115 billion, courtesy of state and federal funding.

They will be launched with $440 million over four years, in the Budget on June 18.

Major regional roads to receive infrastructure upgrades include Victor Harbor Rd, Horrocks Highway and Sturt Highway.

In February, the Sunday Mail revealed regional leaders had joined forces with South Australia’s Local Government Association and the state’s peak motoring body, the RAA, calling for a fix to a crumbling rural road network that they said was risking lives.

It followed a campaign, Fair Go For Our Regions, which included the Sunday Mail and The Advertiser spending weeks in rural and regional South Australia listening to community concerns and aspirations.

Since the start of 2011, 537 people have died on regional roads in South Australia, compared with 285 on metropolitan roads.

Mr Marshall told the Sunday Mail that the road toll was unacceptably high.

“This senseless loss of life on our roads simply has to stop,” Mr Marshall said.

“This is the single biggest investment in regional roads in South Australia’s history, and a true reflection of the value we place on our regions and saving lives on our roads.”

Mr Knoll said the State Government was confident of bringing forward more funding in upcoming budgets.

“The Federal Liberal Government has provided a massive funding stream and we are working furiously to deliver these projects as soon as possible,” Mr Knoll said.

“Last year, the Marshall Government successfully brought forward around $600 million from outside the forward estimates to inside the forwards for projects including the Gawler Line electrification, Pym St to Regency Rd and Joy Baluch Bridge duplication. Now the Federal Government is out of caretaker mode, we have resumed those discussions to again bring more funding inside the forwards like last year.”

Opposition infrastructure spokesman Tom Koutsantonis told The Advertiser this week Labor would be keeping a close eye on how much funding for infrastructure would be included in the forward estimates.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1197 Post by ChillyPhilly » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 am

Knoll and the State Government can't take credit for the Gawler line.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1198 Post by d3v310per » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:22 pm

RAA calls on State Government to release details of $2 million study into Marion Rd
The RAA called for the details of a $2 million study into congestion on Marion Rd – due earlier this year – to be released. But the State Government says they will have to wait.

A study into reducing congestion on Marion Rd – that was supposed to be finished earlier this year – should be immediately released by the State Government, the state’s peak motoring body says.

But the Government has confirmed it has not yet completed the investigation, which it now thinks will be finalised by the end of July.

The $2 million study is tasked with looking into ways to ease delays on Marion Rd between Anzac Highway and Cross Rd.

This involves investigating prospects for separating roadways and rail lines along between the locations, along with the tram line and roads at the Marion and Cross roads intersection.

The RAA has called for $1 million to be allocated in the next state budget for designs based on the best option presented in the report.

RAA road safety manager Charles Mountain said details of the study should be released as soon as possible as traffic on the thoroughfare continued to worsen.

“The frequent traffic interruption due to the tram level crossing significantly impacts vehicles on both Marion Road and Cross Road, particularly during peak periods,” Mr Mountain said.

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll did not specifically answer Messenger Community News questions on whether money would be available for Marion Rd.

Instead, his office issued a statement saying: “The Marshall Government is upgrading nine of Adelaide’s most notorious intersections and bottlenecks to bust congestion, cut travel times and improve safety.

“This builds on the record $1.115 billion of funding to upgrade regional roads and infrastructure in the upcoming State Budget to fix most of the RAA’s worst ranked roads.”

The latest RAA traffic survey showed average travel times during peak hours on Marion Rd are among the worst in Adelaide.

According to the survey, morning peak period speeds on Marion Rd fell from 27km/h in 2008 to 23km/h last year, while afternoon speeds dropped from 27km/h to just 19km/h.

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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1199 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:25 pm

Marion Road is terrible at the worst of times. Traffic flow is so poor.
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Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

#1200 Post by UrbanSG » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:47 pm

This has been promised year after year. It is an absolute bottleneck especially in the evening peak. It causes congestion along Anzac Highway too, sometimes almost to South Road. Money for the Brighton Road level crossing before this is disappointing too.

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