Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

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Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#1 Post by marbles » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:16 am

Something big happening here at port road & clarke terrace, anyone got info? ( of course i could google it, but interesting subject)

ok so found it lol...

https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructu ... on_upgrade

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#2 Post by rev » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:57 am

marbles wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:16 am
Something big happening here at port road & clarke terrace, anyone got info? ( of course i could google it, but interesting subject)

ok so found it lol...

https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructu ... on_upgrade
One of the worst intersections.

Port Road should narrow as it gets closer to the intersection.
That way they can remove that silly middle section and set of lights, and traffic can flow through there quicker.

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#3 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:42 am

rev wrote:
marbles wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:16 am
Something big happening here at port road & clarke terrace, anyone got info? ( of course i could google it, but interesting subject)

ok so found it lol...

https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructu ... on_upgrade
One of the worst intersections.

Port Road should narrow as it gets closer to the intersection.
That way they can remove that silly middle section and set of lights, and traffic can flow through there quicker.
100% this.
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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#4 Post by marbles » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:42 pm

the train should tunnel underneath :)

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#5 Post by how good is he » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:18 am

Yes while its an improvement they should have at least got rid altogether of the stupid triangle on the corner of Port Rd & Clark Tce. I also think they will still have problems with cars waiting to turn onto Port Rd (in front of Bunnings) as it will still only fit a handful of cars. The WL Boulevard turn will merge from two lanes back to one lane, so a bit pointless.
A train tunnel/at grade intersection would cost big bucks but would have been a big help.
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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#6 Post by ml69 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:18 am

marbles wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:42 pm
the train should tunnel underneath :)
Won’t ever be done, because it’s not frequent enough to justify the expense.

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#7 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:30 am

ml69 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:18 am
marbles wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:42 pm
the train should tunnel underneath :)
Won’t ever be done, because it’s not frequent enough to justify the expense.
Lol, let's spend tens of millions tunnelling a branch train-line under a road even though it's likely to close within the next decade.

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#8 Post by Hooligan » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:47 pm

rev wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:57 am
marbles wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:16 am
Something big happening here at port road & clarke terrace, anyone got info? ( of course i could google it, but interesting subject)

ok so found it lol...

https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructu ... on_upgrade
One of the worst intersections.

Port Road should narrow as it gets closer to the intersection.
That way they can remove that silly middle section and set of lights, and traffic can flow through there quicker.
All of those silly intersections on port road should be fixed. I don't understand why there isn't atleast a plan to do one every year.

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#9 Post by TrebleSketch » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:37 pm

Hooligan wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:47 pm
rev wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:57 am
marbles wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:16 am
Something big happening here at port road & clarke terrace, anyone got info? ( of course i could google it, but interesting subject)

ok so found it lol...

https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructu ... on_upgrade
One of the worst intersections.

Port Road should narrow as it gets closer to the intersection.
That way they can remove that silly middle section and set of lights, and traffic can flow through there quicker.
All of those silly intersections on port road should be fixed. I don't understand why there isn't atleast a plan to do one every year.
Maybe due to the lack of community push/campaign for it. Should definitely get some form of plan drafted out and get more locals to rally behind some sort of plan. Stuff like this needs more media attention and community outcry for some infrastructure push or pushback to happen.

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Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

#10 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:34 pm

TrebleSketch wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Hooligan wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:47 pm
rev wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:57 am


One of the worst intersections.

Port Road should narrow as it gets closer to the intersection.
That way they can remove that silly middle section and set of lights, and traffic can flow through there quicker.
All of those silly intersections on port road should be fixed. I don't understand why there isn't atleast a plan to do one every year.
Maybe due to the lack of community push/campaign for it. Should definitely get some form of plan drafted out and get more locals to rally behind some sort of plan. Stuff like this needs more media attention and community outcry for some infrastructure push or pushback to happen.
Maybe because for the most part a lot of them don't really require any changing? Most of them don't cause too many delays so why spend millions getting rid of them or 'fixing' them. I think a greater priority for Port Road is resolving the draining/storm water issues (which is currently happening) and resurfacing a majority of the road surface which is in really back condition.

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