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Old February 27th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #101
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nope, apparentely that was the original 1969 freeway network planned for melbourne, just laid on top of a recent Melway map.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #102
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Melbourne tollway construction:







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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #103
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Perth's got a good road network, currently a little stressed due to rail construction but that will improve. Alot of Perth Highways are near Freeway levels and Perth will have a Freeway grade loop oneday.

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Old March 21st, 2007, 07:45 PM   #104
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Very nice! I am curious does Perth has dust or smog issues? I saw one of the pictures that shows dust or smog at Perth skyline.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:17 PM   #105
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More MELBOURNE freeway construction



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Old March 22nd, 2007, 02:37 AM   #106
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Very nice! I am curious does Perth has dust or smog issues? I saw one of the pictures that shows dust or smog at Perth skyline.
it's most likely smoke from bushfires in the surrounding areas.

Most Australian cities have a couple of days a year when the weather conditions are right that they will be blanketed in smoke from these fires.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #107
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it's most likely smoke from bushfires in the surrounding areas.

Most Australian cities have a couple of days a year when the weather conditions are right that they will be blanketed in smoke from these fires.
Oh gotcha! Thanks! I'm glad it is not smog though.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #108
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In Australia they install speed cameras BEHIND overhead signs so you cant see them, cops/speed camera operators hide behind bushes in FAMILY SEDANS, (infact just yesterday I saw a cop in a family sedan pull over a driver) and the speed tolerance is 3km/h. Yes just 3km/h.

Speed camera operators have popped the hoods of their cars, removed tires or have a box of tools next to the car to fool drivers into believing that they are just civilians broken down on the side of the road.

The overhead speed cameras on freeways (hidden behind overhead signs) are
unreliable and errornous, as a 40-year old Datsun capable of just 130km/h when NEW was caught doing 156km/h, a truck was caught supposidly doing 500km/h on an UPHILL slope and get this, a BRICK WALL was allegedly doing 7km/h according to our speed cameras!

speaking of speed camera accaracy a motorist in a ford laser was done going 1010 k/mh on the sourthern expressway in Adelaide (and the police refused to believe it was a mistake )

Also the sourthern expressway is the worlds longest fully reverisble one way freeway.

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The Southern Expressway is open approximately 22.5 hours per day - a one-way freeway operating for over 11 hours in each direction. The northbound direction occurs on weekday mornings and weekend evenings, the southbound direction occurs on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. It is closed between approximately 12:40am - 1:10am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm except for Saturday and Monday mornings when the direction remains unchanged. The official closing times given by Transport SA are between 12:30am - 2:00am and 12:30pm - 2:00pm. During each closure all road signs, lights and boom gates switch, and the road is inspected by an RAA van for debris or car breakdowns.

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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #109
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In 1974 there was a bold plan for freeways in Adelaide. Only the south eastern freeway was built.

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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:59 AM   #110
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speaking of speed camera accaracy a motorist in a ford laser was done going 1010 k/mh on the sourthern expressway in Adelaide (and the police refused to believe it was a mistake )
no shit! I saw it on the news, i cant believe the cops actually refused to believe it was a mistake. they must be really desperate for revenue raising!

freeway viaduct in Melbourne

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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #111
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Old July 4th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #112
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Australian Highways

Starting with VICTORIA - Population 5,100,000

Victoria state has 22,320km of highway, of which about 1050km is expressway grade. Melbourne's freeway network totals approximately 330km if stretched end-to-end while the remaining 720km of freeway/expressway is rural and mostly serve as a direct connection from Melbourne to major regional towns.

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Route 20 - Mildura-Renmark
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M8 Melbourne-Ballarat






M79 Melbourne-Bendigo

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Old July 4th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #113
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Nice overview, i can see M-routes but also A, B and C-routes. Kind of confusing, the M is Motorway but you use the terms freeway/expressway.
M stands for the 'autobahn' type of road we know in europe, i think. But those others can be all types of roads? 2x1, 2x2 with same level crossings etc..
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Old July 4th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #114
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In VIc atleast, M stands for any dual carriageway highway. It can be freeway, or expressway/dual carriageway with at-grade intersections. 'A' is a primary route between cities and towns - usually single carriagway with shoulders and well maintianed markings. B routes are single carriageways which connect smaller centers and are secondary to A routes and carry less traffic. C routes are small local access roads serving local communities and connecting small towns.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #115
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Melbourne-Sydney M31, Victorian Section. Length of Victorian section from Melbourne to Albury is 300km and is 100% expressway grade.













M31 terminus in Melbourne

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Old July 5th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #116
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M1/M80 intersection


M80


M39 Seymour to Murchison - expressway grade for about 50km


A20 Renmark-Mildura


M79 Melbourne to Bendigo. Length 130km








A79 near Mildura


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Old July 7th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #117
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New freeway construction in Melbourne







Interchange near downtown

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Old July 7th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #118
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Looks very good!
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Old July 7th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #119
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Nice system, it looks very new and well maintained.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #120
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Nice system, it looks very new and well maintained.
Alot of Melbourne's freeways are actually quote new, less than 15 years old. About half of the current network was completed after 1992.
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