[COM] Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

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[COM] Re: U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#541 Post by david.c-s » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:52 pm

Rene wrote:The entry/exit at Panalatinga/South Rd intersection needs more work as there's no exit (shown on plans) there for those travelling north on the expressway. Even southbound appears restricted with possibly no left turn into South Road.
It took 17 years getting it going both directions at the same time ... Let's not be fussy. Having lived down that way for 30 odd years an off north on south isn't needed or justifiable at this stage or foreseeable future
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[COM] Re: U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#542 Post by neoballmon » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:31 pm

The expressway is now open, I was lined up at Old Noarlunga but couldn't see anything at the entrance, I'm guessing the ribbon cutting was at 3 (with 7 news crews attending) and traffic started moving onto the roadway just before 3:15.

Northbound speed limit was 80k the entire way except for the hill at Darlington, which was 60.
Southbound was 100 the whole way, lowering to 80 at the interchanges.

Every bridge over the expressway had quite a few people watching and waving, taking photos, as well as a family with picnic chairs sitting on the mound parallel the expressway near Honeypot Road.

When getting off at Darlington, about half the cars in my group (myself included) did a u-turn at the median and went straight back on the expressway.
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[COM] Re: U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#543 Post by monotonehell » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:34 am

neoballmon wrote:...When getting off at Darlington, about half the cars in my group (myself included) did a u-turn at the median and went straight back on the expressway.
INDUCED DEMAND! :lol:
Exit on the right in the direction of travel.

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[COM] Re: U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#544 Post by spiller » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:50 am

Drove it northbound yesterday afternoon (not by plan, just happened to be at Sellicks for lunch). Was pleasantly surprised to see 100 km/h for most of the way. Also drove it southbound to work this morning. Takes me 7 minutes less to get to work from Torrensville to Christies Beach as opposed to taking tapley's hill, brighton rd and lonsdale hwy.

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[COM] U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#545 Post by Aidan » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:47 pm

Drove southbound on the Darlington to Sherriffs Road section yesterday, and was surprised to see the car that got off in front of me turn and head back along it northbound!

Did the Sherriffs Road to Beach Road section today (both ways). There seems to be quite a lot of work still needed at the junctions, where the speed limit is down to 40.
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#546 Post by spiller » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:02 pm

its pretty amazing that we now have three legitimate motorways in Adelaide.

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#547 Post by Aidan » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:06 pm

spiller wrote:its pretty amazing that we now have three legitimate motorways in Adelaide.
Four. But hardly amazing.
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#548 Post by Will » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:44 pm

Aidan wrote:
spiller wrote:its pretty amazing that we now have three legitimate motorways in Adelaide.
Four. But hardly amazing.
Isn't it 5? (Southern Expressway; South-eastern Freeway; Port River Expressway; Northern Expressway; North-South Motorway)

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[COM] Re: U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#549 Post by Hooligan » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:21 pm

Will wrote:
Aidan wrote:
spiller wrote:its pretty amazing that we now have three legitimate motorways in Adelaide.
Four. But hardly amazing.
Isn't it 5? (Southern Expressway; South-eastern Freeway; Port River Expressway; Northern Expressway; North-South Motorway)
PRExy doesn't have a Motorway designation.

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#550 Post by Brucetiki » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:09 pm

Not sure why PRExy has an expressway tag when it has an at grade intersection and opening bridge, but that's another story.

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#551 Post by ChillyPhilly » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:55 pm

Brucetiki wrote:Not sure why PRExy has an expressway tag when it has an at grade intersection and opening bridge, but that's another story.
Do find that a little odd. Although it is freeway standard east of Eastern Parade.
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#552 Post by [Shuz] » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 am

Prexy has an A9 designation.

SE Freeway has the M1 designation and the Northern, Southern and North - South Motorways all share the M2 tag.
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#553 Post by Hooligan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:08 am

NExy is M20

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#554 Post by Aidan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:46 pm

Brucetiki wrote:Not sure why PRExy has an expressway tag when it has an at grade intersection and opening bridge, but that's another story.
No it doesn't, as it ends at the at grade intersection before the opening bridge.

The SEXY also ends at at grade intersections, at both ends.


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[COM] Re: U/C: Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km

#555 Post by spiller » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:04 pm

Ok technically there are more than three but if we're counting roads that originate and terminate with a considerable length in between, its three. I dont count the north south motorway. 3kms is a joke.

maybe by 2100 we'll have upwards of 10 when they do the ring-route. at this stage i doubt south road will be a non-stopper before 2050

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