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Old February 23rd, 2008, 01:53 AM   #241
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Is Melbournes eastlink freeway going to be longer then sydneys westlink? I have driven along sydneys west link and it stretches very far, i went from the begining of it to where it ends. I know westlink is two lanes and eastlink is 3. Which will be longer?

btw, the light horse interchange is stunning to drive through !

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 01:54 AM   #242
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the monash freeway interchange is comign along really well. its ashame it wont be a full capacity interchange.

that sucks =[
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:04 AM   #243
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good news but i think sydney needs better motorways cos melbournes are better.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #244
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ozroads.com not sure if anyone has used it but its got loads of pics.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #245
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I was always curious about is:

What is the maximum/average speed of a road train?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #246
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Not sure about road trains but the standard maximum speed for heavy vehicles is 100km/h, which isn't that much under the 110km/h max speed limit (except the Northern Territory where the highest speed limit is 130, but was formerly unrestricted until about a year ago).

Whether trucks actually obey this limit is another story.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #247
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Actually I wanted to know how much can a roadtrain go, no matter what the speed limit is (but still thanks)
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Old March 15th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #248
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Incredible... Imaging: on most european countries trucks (mostly all above 3,5t) are only allowed 80, 70, or even only 60 km/h on 2-lane highways.

But braking with those speed and those vehicle weights must be a pain in the ass for those road trains...
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #249
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Actually I wanted to know how much can a roadtrain go, no matter what the speed limit is (but still thanks)
I've seen 3 trailer Road Trains in the Northern Territory doing 120kph on the highways there.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #250
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Does North Queensland have any freeway standard roads or any good roads because Brisbane seems like it gets all the freeways.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #251
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Townsville and Cairns have good arterial routes but no freeways.
The Douglas Arterial in Townsville will eventually become a freeway and there are also plans for a southern freeway in Cairns. The Cook highway north of Cairns could be upgraded to freeway standard in the future.
There are no intercity freeways or 4-lane expressways in north QLD
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Old March 15th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #252
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(except the Northern Territory where the highest speed limit is 130, but was formerly unrestricted until about a year ago).
Does Northern Territory have any road allowing 130 kph? I don't see any motorway/freeway/expressway there.
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130 is even allowed on dirt roads, if i am correct.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #254
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Does Northern Territory have any road allowing 130 kph? I don't see any motorway/freeway/expressway there.
It's the Northern Territory mate

1,420,970 km²
Population 215,000 Density 0.16/km²
Aprox 150,000 live in Darwin and Alice Springs leaving only about 60,000 for the other 1,420,000km².
They don't need freeways / expressways to do 130kph there
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130 is even allowed on dirt roads, if i am correct.
130 is the maximum on some highways
110 is the normal limit outside urban areas (so dirt roads would be 110)

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The good old outback.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #257
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It's the Northern Territory mate

1,420,970 km²
Population 215,000 Density 0.16/km²
Aprox 150,000 live in Darwin and Alice Springs leaving only about 60,000 for the other 1,420,000km².
They don't need freeways / expressways to do 130kph there
WOW, I had no idea the NT was SO sparsely populated, I thought it had some 2 million inhabitants. Just 60,000 outside of Darwin and Alice Springs? Oh, boy!
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60,000 represents like 0,04 inhabitants per sq. km.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #259
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #260
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60,000 represents like 0,04 inhabitants per sq. km.
You have 24 sq km for yourself. Aaah, freedom.
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