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[COM] Re: #COMPLETED - Bakewell Underpass Project

#151 Post by Howie » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:04 pm

Great work Norman.

Here's a video of me driving through it at around 3pm when it was open to traffic.


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[COM] Re: #COMPLETED - Bakewell Underpass Project

#152 Post by Pistol » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:52 pm

Excellent speech Mike.

Cheers for that Norman.
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#153 Post by jk1237 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:59 pm

Beware Pistol, there are 2 recent members on here that may have a heart attack when they see your avatar :lol:

Anyway, I rode down to have a look, and it looks pretty good. A much better entrance into the city. Our old city is getting slightly more and more sophisticated

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[COM] Re: #COMPLETED - Bakewell Underpass Project

#154 Post by Edgar » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:02 am

I took a drive this morning and thought it was a bit too dangerous, no, not because the fear of people throwing rocks from the bridge, but because it was so smooth and nice I could barely stay on to my speed limit. It says 60 and but I started drifting up to 70-75kmph easily without any effort :lol:

Watch your speed when entering the underpass guys, it may be nice, smooth and awesome to view, but the speed limit is still 60 in and out of the pass :D
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[COM] Re: #COMPLETED - Bakewell Underpass Project

#155 Post by AG » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:59 am

I find it amusing that the only criticism the opposition could find about the project was the lack of protective mesh on the bridge. I drove through the underpass and it is a smoother drive than the bridge it replaced, and is a bit wider also. The gradient down into the underpass is quite gentle compared to the older underpasses previously constructed. The Goodwood Road underpass (constructed during the 1950s) by comparison is terribly laid out by modern standards - steep gradient, lack of proper drainage and narrow lanes with sharp bends at both ends.

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#156 Post by warpspeed » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:26 pm

I drove through this morning on my way to work, and I'm quite impressed. As others have mentioned, it's nice and wide, open, and spacious. It feels like a freeway/expressway grade road. Though I bet it'd never happen (especially with the Government fetish of lowering speed limits), it'd be nice if they made the speed limit 70 from the entrance on Henley Beach Road to West Terrace.

I'm particularly happy that it's open because I drive that way to work every morning, so my trips to work have just gotten shorter and faster :)

It'll be interesting to see the effect on traffic flow once we get back to full-on peak hour traffic after school holidays is finished.

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#157 Post by rogue » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:27 pm

So where were the Parklands Preservation Society when they chewed into the parklands to construct the dedicated bus lane?

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#158 Post by AtD » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:07 pm

rogue wrote:So where were the Parklands Preservation Society when they chewed into the parklands to construct the dedicated bus lane?
I think they'd be suprised to discover there's parklands west of the city.

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#159 Post by muzzamo » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:07 pm

I reckon there would have been a process for all that, and it would have been somehow justified by a net increase in parklands.

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#160 Post by frank1 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:49 pm

rogue wrote:So where were the Parklands Preservation Society when they chewed into the parklands to construct the dedicated bus lane?
Shhh! Don't let them get wind of it or there will suddenly be all the non-existant west park land dog walkers comming out in numbers.

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#161 Post by Brando » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:32 pm

Howie wrote:Great work Norman.

Here's a video of me driving through it at around 3pm when it was open to traffic.

Yeah right Howie, this is really your drive through in your 34 BEAST :lol:

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#162 Post by crawf » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:31 pm

It looks really nice, much better than the renders
AG wrote:I find it amusing that the only criticism the opposition could find about the project was the lack of protective mesh on the bridge.
Especially considering all the overpasses on the SE Freeway don't have protective mesh.

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[COM] Re: #COMPLETED - Bakewell Underpass Project

#163 Post by Diamond » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:28 pm

AG wrote:I find it amusing that the only criticism the opposition could find about the project was the lack of protective mesh on the bridge...
Stupid media, they complain about everything...then the idiot kids out there get ideas :wank:
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#164 Post by Xaragmata » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:01 am


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[COM] Re: #COMPLETED - Bakewell Underpass Project

#165 Post by Mants » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:19 am

i drove through it last night.
it is a vast improvement of what was previously there. i like the idea that taxis can use the buslane. this should also be the case in other bus lanes like those on deq'ville terrace.

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