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Old May 11th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #81
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Toohey Forest bikeway/road crossing Salisbury/Nathan

For quite some time, the BCC has been working on constructing a north/south bikeway along a gas/power easement at Toohey Forest, Salisbury/Nathan suburb boundary.

The original plan by Council was to reduce inbound Toohey Rd from two to one lane between the picnic areas and shift the outbound merge further north before the first picnic area heading out of the city.

This would allow for a turning lane into this picnic area on the inbound side and also a dogleg, fenced refuge island for bikes to cross.

As planned, the speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h.

What has not been constructed to plan is the inbound merge, the two lanes continue unhindered through the forest.

I think this is disappointing as the speed reduction is in sign only, there's no engineering to reduce the speed as the planned merge would have done.

Road markings were painted late last week and finishing work continues.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #82
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A good summary of the BCC minor road projects can be found here:

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Road Action Program

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman’s unprecedented $1.2 billion Road Action Program tackles Brisbane’s 21 worst congested roads. Involving 63 projects, the Road Action Program is a major infrastructure investment that fast tracks 15 years of road works into four years. The program delivers traffic congestion reduction, increased safety, and improved access across Brisbane’s road network.

Click here to download a map showing the key Road Action Program projects.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 05:15 AM   #83
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I understand the federal budget includes $800 000 000 on the Ispwhich motorway. Can someone please tell me about this/these project/s?
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Old May 13th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #84
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The ipswich motorway upgrade is well underway - there's a thread on it around here somewhere.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 01:28 PM   #85
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I was reading my local paper and this guy suggested to built a monorail running in the median strip from the GC to the Brisbane airport taking over the new Gateway Bridge
i will scan it later tonight
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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #86
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Yuck.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #87
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how pointless
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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #88
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I was reading my local paper and this guy suggested to built a monorail running in the median strip from the GC to the Brisbane airport taking over the new Gateway Bridge
i will scan it later tonight
Monorails are an absolute waste of time.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #89
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For in "train" entertainment they should just play the simpsons Monorail episode over and over and over and over. Evil.

Nah this guy clearly needs his brain checked, if only to connect Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport then that will actually be achieved by heavy rail sometime in the not too distant future. Well i'm sure its meant to be done by 2025.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #90
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pretty sure u can already get from the gold coast to brisbane airport without even changing trains lololol
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Old May 13th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #91
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I was reading my local paper and this guy suggested to built a monorail running in the median strip from the GC to the Brisbane airport taking over the new Gateway Bridge
i will scan it later tonight
*shakes head* Why would anyone suggest that and why would anyone else publish it?
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Old May 13th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #92
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Old May 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #93
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Sounds like the kind of nut who posts on Rail: Back on Track.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 03:10 AM   #94
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typical garbage found in the letter sections of local papers
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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:26 AM   #95
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High speed maglev (for example) from teh GC to SC I'd vote for, but LOL @ going over the bridge.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:07 AM   #96
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Stole my idea! I've always entertained the idea of a maglev from Surfers to Brisbane City via the M1 corridor.

Just think... Gold Coast to Brisbane in 5mins. Nobody would be driving, that's for sure!
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Old May 15th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #97
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It would open up the SE corner thats for sure.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #98
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What's happening with the latest stage of the Mount Lindesay Hwy upgrade?

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Old May 15th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #99
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Top effort on the Mt Lindesay pics.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #100
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Jones Rd duplication, Redbank Plains

Jones Rd is being duplicated between Redbank Plains Rd & Augusta Parkway.

A likely Council project, to contractors Moggill Constructions, it is the most messy set of roadworks I've seen in a long time.

Line markings through the site are poor, the roundabout to Jones Rd (north leg) is small and hardly noticeable until right upon it, the stand up lanes at the Redbank Plains/Keidges Rd intersection are a most convoluted design.

Within the work site, drainage is poor and gravel often encroaches on the through traffic.

If the same project was within BCC, I'd wager a lot more cleaner job would be done.

In the same area, today's heavy rain highlighted the number of low level crossings on state controlled roads that need replacement. Redbank Plains Rd at Six Mile Ck, a major detour route when conditions turn sour on the Ipswich Mwy was passable to only trucks when the route needed to be open and flowing freely.
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