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[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

#766 Post by Cruise » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:07 pm

Shuz wrote:I went there, saw Norman & Cruise? (I think it was Cruise) and Omi on the tram heading for work; and Sam lining up for a portrait. lol... got some photos, a coupla vids, rarararah. Will upload them when I can; I have so much homework to get through!!
Cruise was not there, Although Cruise is exicted by the fact he may have a long lost twin brother living in the vicinity of the Anzac highway underpass.

Now i wonder.... which one is the evil twin?

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#767 Post by AtD » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:27 pm

crawf wrote:God I wish South Road was similar to Citylink :(. We could learn a few things from our cousins interstate.
Have you seen the suburbs around Citylink?
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Sexy...

Not good enough? How about some commie blocks?
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#768 Post by Shuz » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:38 pm

CItyLink is a shining example of transport engineering. We could definetly use a few examples; ie: building an elevated roadway over the rail tracks. Could do same over Noarlunga and/or Gawler lines for North-South Corridor.

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#769 Post by AtD » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:13 pm

I'll reiterate...

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... iwloc=addr

As a friend calls it, "shopping trolley pasture"

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#770 Post by Mants » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:13 am

AtD wrote: Image
Say what you will about it, but i think that's an amazing landscape.
I like the Upfield line, it shows a side of Melbourne which is so different.

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#771 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:45 am

I agree, actually. It indeed does show a different side to Melbourne, a stark contrast to what we seen in Federation Square. I s'pose it's fair to say that some will like it, and others will not, but I find it interesting. Besides, if Adelaide were to construct such roads, the area around them won't necessarily turn 'bad' - that's Melbourne, this is Adelaide.

Take the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area in Brooklyn in New York as an example of how areas under a bridge or road and so on could work.

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#772 Post by Prince George » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:15 pm

DUMBO is comparatively short (less than a mile long) and the bridge is tall (more than 4 stories at the start of DUMBO), and the whole thing is in a super-crowded metropolis. I don't think it's a good comparison for an elevated freeway in a city like Adelaide.

And, despite the name, almost none of it is under the bridge. It's really the area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

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#773 Post by Norman » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:48 pm

Some kind of panel has ben set up along the Underpass bridge, probably for advertising. The median barrier (4-string type) on the underpass is now being erected.

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#774 Post by Norman » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:18 pm

The underpass can be driven through from this Friday at approximately 6pm. Final works will take place from this Friday until Tuesday, including final asphalting and final linemarking.

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#775 Post by muzzamo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:00 pm

Norman wrote:The underpass can be driven through from this Friday at approximately 6pm. Final works will take place from this Friday until Tuesday, including final asphalting and final linemarking.
Sweeet thanks for the info

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#776 Post by ricecrackers » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:05 pm

Mants wrote: Say what you will about it, but i think that's an amazing landscape.
I like the Upfield line, it shows a side of Melbourne which is so different.
if you appreciate th ugliness of the big city, go and live in one!
before too long you'll yearn for the natural open spaces and easy pace of the small town you left behind.....maybe
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#777 Post by Norman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:15 pm

Here's Mike Rann's speech. Pat's should be up tomorrow or Thursday.

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#778 Post by crawf » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:48 pm

ricecrackers wrote:
Mants wrote: Say what you will about it, but i think that's an amazing landscape.
I like the Upfield line, it shows a side of Melbourne which is so different.
if you appreciate th ugliness of the big city, go and live in one!
before too long you'll yearn for the natural open spaces and easy pace of the small town you left behind.....maybe
Typical Adelaidian NIMBY?

Newsflash - Adelaide is a growing major city, not a country town.

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#779 Post by Shuz » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:26 am

That reminds me I've got to tell you all about what Rann and Conlon said to us lot about two things. I'll post in their relevant threads.

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#780 Post by aussie2000 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:12 pm

ricecrackers wrote:
Mants wrote: Say what you will about it, but i think that's an amazing landscape.
I like the Upfield line, it shows a side of Melbourne which is so different.
if you appreciate th ugliness of the big city, go and live in one!
before too long you'll yearn for the natural open spaces and easy pace of the small town you left behind.....maybe
Adelaide is a growing big city, so if you wanna live in a country town, go live in one!!!
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