[COM] M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

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[COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

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Norman wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:14 am
For those interested, here are some updated daily traffic figures for the Northern Connector:
Wingfield to Bolivar: 44,400
Bolivar to Waterloo Corner: 43,200
Waterloo Corner to Virginia: 35,700

Traffic has also reduced on the surrounding road network, except of course the Superway.

Salisbury Highway
2015: 69,300
2020: 40,900

Port Wakefield Road - Mawson Lakes to Bolivar
2015: 58,600
2020: 25,800

Port Wakefield Road - Bolivar to Waterloo Corner
2015: 48,800
2020: 19,900

Port Wakefield Road - Waterloo Corner to Virginia
2015: 41,300
2020: 12,900

North-South Motorway (Superway)
2015: 36,200
2020: 48,600
Be interesting so see how much COVID affected the surrounding road numbers, given the connector opened just before all the COVID restrictions kicked in.
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[COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

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The Bolivar Rd on ramp had it's speed limit increased from 70 km/h to 90 km/h. This makes more sense as 70 always felt painfully slow given the length of the on ramp.

Hopefully they can bump up the speed limit for the last bit of the southbound stretch before the southern interchange - the change to 90 feels quite early, especially as the equivalent northbound lanes are at 110
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[COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

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Northern connector is now on street view
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[COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

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So they closed the entire connector last weekend to add black paint to a section of lines.

Driving along the section they're trialling the black lines, and it looks absolutely ridiculous - just looks like they've blacked out the old line and put new white lines on top of it - and the white lines contrast better on the concrete than the black lines do!
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