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Old November 5th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #761
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Why are there so many trucks on the Newell Highway? It's not a densely-populated area, is it?
It's the inland freight route from Victoria to Queensland. Queensland-bound traffic can bypass coastal NSW that way.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #762
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The Goulburn Valley is being progressively upgraded from 1x1 highway to 2x2 freeway but this is taking a very long time. Without a high throughput of traffic it doesn’t need to be upgraded quickly. It is being done in five sections:
1. Hume Fwy to south of Nagambie (upgrade to freeway completed about 1998)
2. Nagambie Bypass (under construction to be completed mid 2012)
3. Murchison East Deviation (completed about 2008)
4. Arcadia duplication (completed about 2008)
5. Shepparton Bypass (bypass route selected to the west of the town, but no funding yet for construction)
6. Strathmerton deviation (proposed, route selected, no funding yet for construction)


**would post a map but having trouble copying from Google maps
slight correction(unless its a typo) Murchison East Deviation was actually completed in 2002.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:30 AM   #763
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Sunday 6th Nov 2011 - Brisbane

Pacific Motorway (M1) - Looking North towards Pacific/Gateway Interchange



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Watland St Overpass, Springwood - Looking South



Watland St Overpass, Springwood - Looking North



Approaching Pacific/Logan Interchange - South Bound



Approaching Pacific/Logan Interchange - North Bound



Logan Motorway Exit
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #764
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Why are there so many trucks on the Newell Highway? It's not a densely-populated area, is it?
no but there are quite a few large towns e.g wagga wagga(which is not on the hwy but is close by) temora(also close by) forbes, dubbo west wyalong plus all the major towns in victoria where all the trucks travel to like shepparton which is the food bowl of australias fruit and the same as griffth in Nsw so you can see why there are lots of trucks
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Old November 7th, 2011, 11:28 AM   #765
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Sunday 6th Nov 2011 - Brisbane

Pacific Motorway (M1) - Looking North towards Pacific/Gateway Interchange



And again



Watland St Overpass, Springwood - Looking South



Watland St Overpass, Springwood - Looking North



Approaching Pacific/Logan Interchange - South Bound



Approaching Pacific/Logan Interchange - North Bound



Logan Motorway Exit
Fair bit of tailgating in those pics, thought Victorians were bad
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Old November 7th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #766
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everyone in qld tailgates. just how they drive. especially if you're going only 110 in the fast lane, you're guaranteed to have someone right up behind you wanting to go faster. drivers from vic and nsw in qld seem to just drive bad, but are best in their own cities.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #767
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everyone in qld tailgates. just how they drive. especially if you're going only 110 in the fast lane, you're guaranteed to have someone right up behind you wanting to go faster. drivers from vic and nsw in qld seem to just drive bad, but are best in their own cities.
i think you'll find that in all states! its just how australians roll when it comes to driving. you'll notice if u drive an american freeway that theres not as much tailgating and probably not as much speeders but the trucks there are terrible!their always going over the limit!
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #768
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you'll notice if u drive an american freeway that theres not as much tailgating and probably not as much speeders but the trucks there are terrible!their always going over the limit!
That's also typical for Australia.


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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #769
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hmmm true you'll notice it alot on the pacific and hume hwys too
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Old January 17th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #770
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #771
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i think you'll find that in all states! its just how australians roll when it comes to driving. you'll notice if u drive an american freeway that theres not as much tailgating and probably not as much speeders but the trucks there are terrible!their always going over the limit!
I don't know where you've been in the states but in the places I've been in most people speed and tailgate all the time! The truck drivers arent bad here, in the city they have to drive aggressive because idiot passenger cars give them no room and cut them off. If you are traveling in between cities on the interstate truck drivers are the most courteous drivers you'll find.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #772
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I don't know where you've been in the states but in the places I've been in most people speed and tailgate all the time! The truck drivers arent bad here, in the city they have to drive aggressive because idiot passenger cars give them no room and cut them off. If you are traveling in between cities on the interstate truck drivers are the most courteous drivers you'll find.
Which brings out a second problem: both Australia and US are too lenient with huge trucks travelling within crowded urban roads (not talking of expressways, but local streets). In many countries, they have to unload in logistics centers outside major cities, and cargo then goes via smaller trucks.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:31 AM   #773
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Which brings out a second problem: both Australia and US are too lenient with huge trucks travelling within crowded urban roads (not talking of expressways, but local streets). In many countries, they have to unload in logistics centers outside major cities, and cargo then goes via smaller trucks.
In another 15 years this will have to be done in Melbourne, the amount of trucks on major Melbourne roads is getting ridiculously dangerous. Over 30 percent of traffic on the M1 in Melbourne is trucks (most are large) and is growing rapidly.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #775
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Nice shots. I drove on the old highway through Ballina.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #776
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Nice video of the Tullamarine Freeway in Melbourne.

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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #777
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But way too many annotations for my taste, which you can't turn off either.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #778
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The Airport end of the Tullamarine Freeway will be upgraded to 3x3 lanes. Strangely the Tullmarine Freeway hasn't been given an 'M' route status, but it will one day be given the M2 status, maybe once the upgrades are complete. The Tullamarine Freeway at the moment bizarrely just has a 'route 43' status
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Old January 31st, 2012, 12:12 AM   #779
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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:29 PM   #780
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interesting footage of bad australian drivers in Melbourne
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