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Old May 13th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #101
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Almost everything for SA is in Adelaide.

MEDIA RELEASE, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
10 May 2011, BUDGET-INFRA 11/2011
http://www.minister.infrastructure.g...ra_11-2011.htm

South Australia Continues to Benefit from Record Investment

The 2011-12 Budget continues the rollout of the Gillard Government's record capital works program which is renewing and expanding the State's road, rail and public transport infrastructure.

This coming financial year alone, we will be providing $585.4 million to progress a long list of large and smaller scale projects.

During 2011-12, work will continue on the following major projects (Commonwealth contribution shown):
  • Constructing the South Road Superway - Federal contribution:
  • $430 million;
  • Targeted safety upgrades, including additional overtaking lanes and rest stops, along the Dukes Highway - Federal contribution: $80 million;
  • Modernising and electrifying the Gawler Rail Line - Federal contribution: $293.5 million;
  • Extending the rail line from Noarlunga to Seaford - Federal contribution: $291.2 million.

We will also continue funding a range of initiatives designed to make our highways and local roads safer:
  • $4.7 million to eliminate another 25 dangerous black spots on local roads;
  • $5.0 million for rest stops and the other roadside facilities used by truck drivers.

The 2011-12 Budget also provides $84.1million to assist South Australia's councils maintain and upgrade their local roads.

Since being elected, this Labor Government's infrastructure priorities have been about positioning the State to take full advantage of the next resources boom.

In a little over three years, we have successfully reversed the neglect we inherited and begun putting in place the modern, well-planned infrastructure critical to making South Australia even more prosperous and its economy even more productive.

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Old May 13th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #102
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And people hate Labor/think this was a bad budget this is proof this was good!
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Old May 14th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #103
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^ For what it's worth, all of those projects were already announced in previous budgets.
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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #104
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It was just as easy to get rid of them! (which would of most likely happened if idiot got in)
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #105
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We all know what the MATS plan was back in the 60s/70s

There are the only 2 freeways i can see that werent build...

City Freeway:
Basically a ring road around the north and east of the CBD. Would have encroached on the parklands (in a tunnel or underneath a land bridge4) surrounding the city while following Park Tce, Robe Tce, Park Tce again (this section of the corridor has been built on as Mann Rd/Park Rd), Hackney Rd, Dequetteville Tce and Fullarton Rd - terminating at Greenhill Rd. Prior to the cancellation of the Hills Freeway this section was known as the North Adelaide Connector.

Modbury Freeway:
From the City Freeway on the north side of the River Torrens, turning north east and following what is now the O'Bahn Busway. Upon reaching Modbury, the freeway would leave the current busway alignment, this time heading due north along what is now McIntyre Road. Just north of McIntyre Road's intersection with The Golden Way the freeway would leave the McIntyre Road alignment and head north through Wynn Vale Gullies to hit Bridge Road just north of Peter Road. From there a small corridor is visible (but developed) through Salisbury Heights, joining Main North Road in the vicinity of Black Top Road.

Hindmarsh Interchange as well.

So the Hindmarsh Interchange can not be built now due to the built up area, Modbury Freeway is this basically the Northern Expressway only cut thru a different path?

What about Adelaide getting a ring road, like the City Freeway they proposed or something similar?

You need to drive about 14km from the CBD before you hit the Southern Expressway and about 8km before you hit the South Eastern Freeway, thats further then any other city in Australia.

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth all have freeways that go on close or on the side skirts of there repsective cities.

Also any news on what is being proposed for the section of South Road between the Superway and Darlington Interchange? Tunnels, Continue the Superway all the way down South Road, widen South Road to 3 or 4 lanes eachway haha (dreaming) ???
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #106
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Easy - we don't need a freeway going into the city in Adelaide. Dodged a bullet there with the MATS plan.

The traffic congestion is the lightest of the main five capitals, and besides we should be putting in public transport, not more roads, for a sustainable 21st century city.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 03:15 AM   #107
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The Modbury Freeway corridor technically remains intact; it's just what we now know as the O-Bahn and McIntyre Road.

The eastern half of the Dry Creek Expressway (what we now know as the Port River Expressway) corridor is also relatively intact; Montague Road.

A ~4km section of the Noarlunga Freeway also remains intact; as it made up part of the former Glenelg train corridor.

The Port Freeway also remains intact; as it's essentially Port Road.

The Hindmarsh Interchange, Hills Freeway and Foothills Expressway are all long dead. Which is a good thing, probably, as they were the most environmentally destructive of the freeway proposals.

Who said the MATS Plan was dead?
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Old May 19th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #108
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Old May 19th, 2011, 07:13 AM   #109
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Old May 19th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #110
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From the MATS plan, Where was the Foothills Expressway actually supposed to go?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #111
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Nonsense. In Sydney it's about 22km from the CBD to the start of the F3 at Wahroonga, and about 40km from the CBD to the start of the F6 at Waterfall. Granted in both directions there are short freeway sections out of the CBD but most of the way it isn't freeway.
What are you talking about...

Sydney: M4 Western Distributor Freeway running past the city,
Cahill Expressway, Bradfield Highway and the Warringah Freeway.

Melbourne: You have the West Gate Free and its City Link.

Brisbane: Pacific Motorway and its Inner City Bypass.

Perth: Mitchell Freeway, Graham Farm Freeway and the Kwinana Freeway.

All of these above are either in the city or running less then 1-2kms away from there respective CBDs.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:46 PM   #112
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From the MATS plan, Where was the Foothills Expressway actually supposed to go?
It was supposed to link the South-Eastern Freeway with the Southern Expressway.

The route started from where the 'big bend' is just before the Mount Osmond Interchange - cut through Belair National Park, Eden Hills, Shepherds Hill, and met up with the Southern Exp. at Darlington where the Sturt Reserve is. That's why there's a big park there at Marion.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 06:19 PM   #113
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You need to drive about 14km from the CBD before you hit the Southern Expressway and about 8km before you hit the South Eastern Freeway, thats further then any other city in Australia.
Actually the South Eastern Freeway is only 5km from the city. It's a big shame that Glen Osmond Road is such a narrow suburban road, traffic congestion will only continue to get worse in the future as the Adelaide Hills and Murraylands continue to attract new residents.

You can't really widen the road either as there is countless number of businesses and homes along the busy corridor. Maybe when SA becomes rich it could be an option or just build a large tunnel :P
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 05:11 AM   #114
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Or duplicate the Southern freeway - it still makes me laugh, except when I have to drive against the flow.....I love visiting SA, but really
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 11:24 AM   #115
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Actually the South Eastern Freeway is only 5km from the city. It's a big shame that Glen Osmond Road is such a narrow suburban road, traffic congestion will only continue to get worse in the future as the Adelaide Hills and Murraylands continue to attract new residents.

You can't really widen the road either as there is countless number of businesses and homes along the busy corridor. Maybe when SA becomes rich it could be an option or just build a large tunnel :P
Glen Osmond Road isn't really that busy. Run a median strip down it and ban right turns and it'll flow a lot smoother. When I become lord of transport and want to force everyone into PT I'll put 24 hr bus lanes down it to make two lanes not four.

Two way vehicles per day from the end of the Freeway:
Mount Barker Road: 43,100
Portrush Road: 35,600
Cross Road: 30,800
Glen Osmond Road: 25,300

http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/trans...ic_volumes.asp

The 1+1 lane section of Richmond Road carries more traffic!

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 02:48 PM   #116
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Or duplicate the Southern freeway - it still makes me laugh, except when I have to drive against the flow.....I love visiting SA, but really
There are plans underway for the Southern Expressway to be duplicated.
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Interesting. Thanks



There are plans underway for the Southern Expressway to be duplicated.
On the Southern Expressway is completed will it be 3 or 4 lanes each way?

Cant wait for Adelaide to get its subway system underway, 1 station at the new RAH site, 1 at Victoria Square and 1 station where the Clipsal 500 is located, all this linking each other and linking up with the CBD train station...in my dreams yes i know...
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:17 AM   #119
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No, not that one. The one before that.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #120
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http://weekly-times-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/
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Bowden tunnel to cost $418 million
Local News26 May 11 @ 07:53am by Michelle Etheridge
The busy Park Tce rail crossing at Bowden, which could be replaced by a tunnel.
A ONE kilometre tunnel and train station beneath a Bowden housing development is set to cost taxpayers $418 million.

The State Government says the project will reduce traffic on Park Tce, improve train services and be a feature of its 2200-home Bowden Urban Village project.

A spokesman for Transport Minister Pat Conlon said the works had been costed at about $418 million and would need funding from the state and federal governments to go ahead.

Department of Trade, Energy and Infrastructure head Rod Hook said the project, which had no timeframe, would be programmed after “the Commonwealth comes to the party and puts their share on the table”.

Mr Hook said the tunnel would begin in the parklands about 500m southeast of Park Tce and travel under the freight line to reduce track and road congestion.

He said the tunnel would end immediately after Chief St and include an underground train station in the heart of the Bowden development.

“If we get the Commonwealth funds ... there’s no point in bringing the Outer Harbor line half way up to Park Tce,” Mr Hook said.

“You might as well take it under Park Tce to take the crossing out and if you’re going under Park Tce, you might as well stay down and build the Bowden Station underground.

“It takes the delays associated with the level crossing out.”

The State Government will develop the Bowden Urban Village, planned for the former Clipsal and Origin Energy sites between Chief St and Park Tce, over the next 10-12 years, with shops, offices and 2400 homes.

It is the first of 14 transit oriented developments (TODs) planned across Adelaide, with some residents expected to move in by early 2013.

The $418 million pricetag on the works dwarfs the $264 million the government plans to spend on the TOD over the next decade. Mr Hook said tunnelling the passenger line through the 16 ha site would improve the development’s appearance.

He said separating the passenger and freight lines was already on Infrastructure Australia’s National Priority List of future projects.

“It becomes entirely a matter for the Commonwealth Government as to the timing,” Mr Hook said.

A spokesman for Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese did not shed any light on when the project was likely to be funded.

“The Government has consistently said that when additional infrastructure funding becomes available in future budgets, the National Priority List will help guide our investment decisions,” he said.

Mr Conlon’s spokesman said works at the Bowden Urban Village could proceed for about five years before the trainline was put underground.

“In the unlikely event that no Federal funding is secured in that timeframe, the LMC (Land Management Corporation) is confident they will be able to adjust the planning for future stages of the Bowden Urban Village,” the spokesman said.
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