[COM] South Road Superway | $842m | 3km

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#1696 Post by neoballmon » Thu May 29, 2014 11:45 am

rev wrote:As if they weren't put inside the huge sections they lifted up into place which are hollow on the inside and can easily fit over twenty people in there..

In 20 years, if a pipe were to crack, how would they get to it to replace it? This would have looked much better but also would have cost a lot more in the long run.
Not saying they couldn't hide them better in their current location (I've never actually looked up and looked for pipes when I've been driving under it so I'm not entirely sure how bad they look) but I think they were right not to put them inside, unless there are access points along the roadway.
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#1697 Post by rev » Thu May 29, 2014 11:49 am

neoballmon wrote:
rev wrote:As if they weren't put inside the huge sections they lifted up into place which are hollow on the inside and can easily fit over twenty people in there..

In 20 years, if a pipe were to crack, how would they get to it to replace it? This would have looked much better but also would have cost a lot more in the long run.
Not saying they couldn't hide them better in their current location (I've never actually looked up and looked for pipes when I've been driving under it so I'm not entirely sure how bad they look) but I think they were right not to put them inside, unless there are access points along the roadway.
Well, I'm no engineer, but I'm sure it would have been possible to design it in such a way that all pipe work, be it stormwater or electrical or data, be confined within the structure(the large precast sections they made nearby and hoisted into place), and access manholes/doors/whatevers, designed into them at certain intervals along the structure to allow for maintenance and upgrades to occur.

I don't know if any of you saw the precast sections up close, but they were huge. I'm not joking about being able to fit over 20 people in them.

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#1698 Post by Aidan » Thu May 29, 2014 11:12 pm

neoballmon wrote:Not saying they couldn't hide them better in their current location (I've never actually looked up and looked for pipes when I've been driving under it so I'm not entirely sure how bad they look) but I think they were right not to put them inside, unless there are access points along the roadway.
There are access points along the roadway. But as access is through the roadway itself, it's best to avoid having to do so.
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#1699 Post by Wayno » Fri May 30, 2014 2:14 pm

Anyone noticed the atrocious colour scheme used above the grand junction rd section. blech...
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#1700 Post by rev » Fri May 30, 2014 3:44 pm

It looks horrendous from that angle, but while your driving past it on the superway that section actually looks good.
Really it should have been designed to cover the concrete beneath.

I don't understand what the point of those three lots of white posts that are covered in pink, purple, orange and yellow plastic now is..why don't they put some LED lighting in them, same with the wavy green section above?

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#1701 Post by metro » Fri May 30, 2014 4:17 pm

looks like it was inspired by some of the crap motorways in Melbourne:

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#1702 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sat May 31, 2014 12:01 am

Wayno wrote:Anyone noticed the atrocious colour scheme used above the grand junction rd section. blech...
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The colour scheme reminds me of BP/On the Run.

That said it does seem to work a bit better when driving along the road - if you have the time to appreciate it.
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#1703 Post by Nort » Sat May 31, 2014 10:31 am

It's best in the early evening when the setting sun is shining through the panels. As you drive past at 90km/h the entire road is bathed in colour and you get this intense rapid strobe effect. Actually surprised they were allowed to do it, seems like it would be a major epilepsy trigger.

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#1704 Post by contractor » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:21 pm

Wayno wrote:Anyone noticed the atrocious colour scheme used above the grand junction rd section. blech...
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I too was of the same opinion when driving around Melbourne for work but I have a theory that it's to break up the long distances travelled where all you see is concrete and bitumen (Helping drivers stay more alert).

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#1705 Post by Benski81 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:49 pm

I think it might be a filter for the headlights of cars travelling along grand junction road, hence the colours.

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#1706 Post by drsmith » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:18 pm

Driving southbound on the Superway today, I quiet liked the road artwork and in particular those colourful vertical pillars.

I also note that on the Torrens to Torrens section, a house was being actively demolished.

Main North Road northbound also gave me a pleasant surprise early afternoon on Tuesday last week. Only three full stops between Gepps Cross and the Gawler Bypass. Not bad for 24 sets of signals.

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#1707 Post by rev » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:29 am

Well seem those exposed pipes are being covered by some cornee triangular gap filler things.
And there's more purple lighting along the pillars now.

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#1708 Post by Brucetiki » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:36 pm

I reckon the DPTI was trolling the traffic on the Superway tonight, dropping the speed on the off ramp to Salisbury Highway to 40 for no reason.

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#1709 Post by crawf » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:09 am

One of the signs approaching the elevated section was showing a hazard on 'blah'.

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#1710 Post by Goodsy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:31 am

the plywood in the gaps is being painted orange

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