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Old March 16th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #841
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Even though there has been evidence of it since the early 2000s on road signage, NSW is this year finally rolling out the alphanumeric road network, with M, A and B class roads.



http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadprojec...ric/index.html
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Old March 16th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #842
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No, the south western freeway coming out of Sydney is i think, but the Bass hwy between Devtown and Sulphur creek just east of Burnie would come close. it does have an at grade intersection at Leith.
Tasmania doesn't really need anymore freeways. its already got the Tasman highway from the Hobart CBD to the the airport roundabout exit, which most of it is actual freeway with speed limits of 110km/h, then its got the Midland hwy south of Launie that is basically freeway with almost no at grades, the southern outlet in Hobart and then some others around Launie(i cant really think the names)
The East and West Tamar Highways heading north are probably the ones you're thinking of, but they're more limited access rather than featuring grade seperated intersections within the urban areas.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 11:15 AM   #843
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The East and West Tamar Highways heading north are probably the ones you're thinking of, but they're more limited access rather than featuring grade seperated intersections within the urban areas.
Yes! they were the highways i was thinking of. i have driven on both(i think) and they have a few grade seperated interchanges but they also have quite a few roundabouts too i think.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:25 AM   #844
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Some pictures of the Western Hwy.




Drive on this freeway everyday from Melton to Ballarat and then back to Melton..
Seriously need some maintenance in some parts.
But overall, amazing views and superb road with not much traffic
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Old April 27th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #845
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This is what happens when a city decides to spend billions of dollars on its road network instead of investing in public transport. These pictures are taken around 30km from the city. With traffic like this it would be around a 90min drive to the city and around a 2 hour drive from the outer suburbs (there is another 20km of sprawl north from here). Certainly not normal for a city the size of Brisbane. Even worse is that this particular road was only widened less than 10 years ago.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #846
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M80 Ring Road Flyover

Here is a cool flyover simulation of the entire length of the M80 ring road upgrade in Melbourne

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/...prettyPhoto/0/
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:11 PM   #847
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http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/sout...-1226633429435

$ 1 billion for a 900 meter road project? It sounds like that money could be put to better use in the region. The road to be replaced - South Road - is already an 8-lane arterial.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #848
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$ 1 billion for a 900 meter road project? It sounds like that money could be put to better use in the region. The road to be replaced - South Road - is already an 8-lane arterial.

Despite Chris quoting from Perth media, South Road is the major north-south arterial road through suburban western Adelaide. $1b for <1km does sound like a lot of money. Judging by the picture it looks to include an additional four lanes and digging invloved for the freeway. If engineering studies have not yet been done than $1bn can be conservative figures that account for potential cost blowouts. The current SA Government and the Federal Coaltion are of opposite sides of politics, so the SA Government will overstate the cost of the project that they aren't prepared to do themselves and their federal opposites are.

$1bn could be better put to extending the southern end of the M2 Southern Expressway to A13 McLaren Vale and duplication to the nice seaside town of Victor Harbour, popular with locals and interstate visitors - probably with money left over.

Or maybe $1bn could be better spent on upgrading South Rd in the suburbs of Edwardstown, Thebarton or Croydon Park; likely to have better traffic easing benefits but are more complex infrastructure projects and probably more controversial.

The SA and Federal Governments need to sit down and work out a long term plan for upgrading South Road to freeway between the M2 Expressway in the south and the Port River Expressway and the Northen Expressway in the northern suburbs. At least the superway project currently under construction is a start.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #849
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Anyways:
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Old May 27th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #850
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It's a safety mechanism activated either when a truck or bus that is too high attempts to enter the tunnel, or there is some sort of hazard (eg accident, fire) in the tunnel.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 06:02 AM   #851
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Somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney..

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Old May 31st, 2013, 08:53 AM   #852
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Typical Highway Patrol car on the outback highway (pretty sure not Bruce Highway) in western Queensland.

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Old June 4th, 2013, 04:29 AM   #854
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #855
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Somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney..

That my friend is the Coolac bypass. can't count the amount of times i've driven that road same with the old road too. lots of memories there.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #856
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Last Monday 10 June, the Premier of the State of Victoria, Dennis Napthine announced a new format and slogan for the Victorian number plates. Currently Victoria uses the format ABC123 which commenced in 1953. We are approaching the ZZZ999 which is only weeks away. The new format, which is expected to last more than a half century, is number-letter-letter number-letter-letter, the first one being 1AA 1AA. Vicroads estimates this new format has 37 million possible combinations. The format is unique in Australia; maybe the world (I’m not aware of 1AA 1AA format anyone else in the world).

The plate slogan will also change as the state adopts a road safety based message; apparently we are the first to do so. Currently it is ‘Victoria-The Place To Be’; it will become ‘Vic-Stay Alert Stay Alive’.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #857
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It was always amusing to see cars bearing the "Victoria-The Place to Be" slogan speeding in the opposite direction towards QLD
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Old June 16th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #858
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So many people go to QLD that you left out NSW entirely? Anyway, I've been to Cairns with a "Victoria-The Place to Be" plate.
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Some newbies from Cairns and Townsville in Northern Australia.







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Old June 23rd, 2013, 05:42 AM   #860
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I've just got back from Edmonton and drove on the new flyover near Woree for the first time. It only opened a couple of weeks ago.

As you can tell by the pics, there's still a way to go before all the upgrades are finished.
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