M1 South-Eastern Freeway

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Not sure where else this has been posted, but the Crafers to Stirling section is currently being turned into a Managed Motorway, with new Lane Use Management and Variable Speed signs. There will also be an additional third lane for most of the section in both directions.

More information can be found on the project home page here: https://www.dit.sa.gov.au/infrastructur ... edmotorway

There is also a fly-through video here: https://www.youtube.com/Vk8XS1M1tks

There may also be future upgrades later once the Hahndorf Access project gets going.

Here is the latest drive-through progress video of the Managed Motorway project: https://www.youtube.com/NOiLZOk7828
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All well and good but in my opinion I think a third lane between Stirling and Mount Barker for eastbound
and a third lane between Mount Barker and Stirling for westbound is needed.
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How long doe it take to build 1 km of a free way lane ????????????? why are we doing 45 km/h when no one is working on it.?
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EBG wrote:
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How long doe it take to build 1 km of a free way lane ????????????? why are we doing 45 km/h when no one is working on it.?
I'm not sure when you've been there, but it has always been 60km/h whenever I've driven past. The road surface is very undulating and lanes have been narrowed to accommodate the work zone.
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All done by the looks of it, speed limit is 100 now on eastbound side.
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Yes, all completed, towards Mount Barker the speed limit is 100 and towards Adelaide the speed limit is 90. Hopefully they can continue the project between Crafers and Glen Osmond in the near future.
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Norman wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Yes, all completed, towards Mount Barker the speed limit is 100 and towards Adelaide the speed limit is 90. Hopefully they can continue the project between Crafers and Glen Osmond in the near future.
Surely this would be next. It's been 20 years since it was built (feel so old) and now in need of an upgrade / revamp. Looking very tired.
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crawf wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:09 am
Norman wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Yes, all completed, towards Mount Barker the speed limit is 100 and towards Adelaide the speed limit is 90. Hopefully they can continue the project between Crafers and Glen Osmond in the near future.
Surely this would be next. It's been 20 years since it was built (feel so old) and now in need of an upgrade / revamp. Looking very tired.
There has been so much focus on the N/S Motorway that the S/E Freeway has been neglected for years, it would seem that the South Australian government are not capable of handling more than one large scale freeway project at a time. As a frequent user of the S/E Freeway, a few things I can say that need doing:

- Road resurfacing on the up and down track between Crafers and the Toll Gate;
- Upgraded lighting along the same stretch;
- Reenforcing the sections of the adjoining bike track (why they used timber slats, I'll never understand...)
- Construction of a down track exit and up track entry to Hahndorf;
- Widening to create three lanes in each direction to and from Mount Barker (including the up track section around Crafers they left in this most recent upgrade);
- Tidying up or complete removal of vegetation along the central median strip entirely (way too many low hanging gum trees past Stirling);
- Concrete barricades to replace the ageing steel barricades in the median strip past Stirling.

Easily $300-500m worth of projects there but they are sorely needed and seeing as buses and private vehicles are the only options of transport from the Ranges to metropolitan Adelaide, I'm surprised they've left it so long and chosen to only dabble in some of what needs to be done.
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Resurfacing contracts for the section between Toll Gate and Crafers have been awarded. Expect onsite activity in the next 2-3 weeks.
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rogue wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:42 am
Resurfacing contracts for the section between Toll Gate and Crafers have been awarded. Expect onsite activity in the next 2-3 weeks.
Thank God! You know it's bad when you can see vegetation growing through the road surface. Another point I forgot to include was building a third emergency arrester bed where the old bus stop is just before the toll-gate, the space is there and it wouldn't cost that much to have that last contingency there for trucks that realise after the last stretch of freeway that their breaks are gone.
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