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Old June 29th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #861
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Typical Highway Patrol car on the outback highway (pretty sure not Bruce Highway) in western Queensland.

This car realy looks cool,all police cars should look like that which model is this?
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Old June 29th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #862
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This car realy looks cool,all police cars should look like that which model is this?
Holden Commodore SS
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Old July 1st, 2013, 08:19 AM   #863
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^Actually that is only an SV6, Queensland only use SS's on their HWP fleet like this one below. There is a difference in graphics to distinguish the SS's and SV6's.

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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:37 AM   #864
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I've never seen a blue cop car before! Get rid of the white and bring on blue, it looks much classier.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:44 AM   #865
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I live an hour South-West of Brisbane, towards Warwick and see many colours on the Cunningham Highway - Blue, Green, Red, Silver, Black
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Old July 1st, 2013, 08:58 PM   #866
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http://www.northweststar.com.au/stor...ific-motorway/

After carpooling "just didn't work" in Queensland, the removal of T2 lanes from the Pacific Motorway has begun to let 4000 vehicles an hour stretch across eight lanes instead of six.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 11:32 AM   #867
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I've never seen a blue cop car before! Get rid of the white and bring on blue, it looks much classier.
I like this one, Queensland v NSW.

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 01:20 PM   #868
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^Actually that is only an SV6, Queensland only use SS's on their HWP fleet like this one below. There is a difference in graphics to distinguish the SS's and SV6's.
Oh well. The SV6 & SS are almost identical to look at anyway.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #869
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HOBART

A few weeks ago I visited Hobart for the weekend and went for a drive around its highways and took photos. Hobart doesn’t have much for divided highways so it can be easily done within one day. There three main highways out of Hobart:
• Brooker Highway (Nat. Hwy 1) NORTH to Launceston, Devonport and ferry connection to Melbourne
• Tasman Highway (A3) EAST to Launceston via the East Coast of Tasmania
• Huon Highway (A6) SOUTH to Huonville
• There is no highway directly WEST of Hobart due to mountain range and wilderness all the way to the coast. However just north of town is the turn off for the Lyell Hwy (A10) to Burnie via the West Coast
None of Tasmania’s highways are officially freeways (nor do they appear green in local road maps as freeways do) but some of these roads, in parts, are effectively freeways.


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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #870
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TASMAN BRIDGE – the Tasman Bridge, over the Derwent River, links Hobart’s eastern suburbs with town and is 5 lanes wide. Distance of 1.4km, as high as 60.5 metres, and opened in March 1965.
The bridge is also famous for its collapse, in January 1975, when a cargo ship carrying 10,000 tons of zinc concentrate hit the pylons, causing a section of the bridge to collapse and sink the ship. There is a famous press shot of two Holden cars balancing over the edge of the bridge; their drivers unlucky to be at the wrong place at the wrong time; luckier than the four cars that fell into the river killing 5 motorists. Seven ship crewmen also died.

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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:51 AM   #871
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SOUTH – Huon Hwy / Southern Outlet (A6)
This highway serves the towns of Kingston and Huonville, and Bruny Island, south of Hobart. The highway ends at a small town called Southport, 110km from Hobart. Southport is nearly at the southernmost point of Australia.




The Kingston Bypass, a short two lane road has room for duplication when the need arises in the future.
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EAST – Tasman Hwy (A3)

The Tasman Hwy is dual carriageway to the Airport round about 10km east of the city. Visitors wanting visit the Port Arthur convict settlement travel on this route until the Arthur Hwy turnoff at the town of Sorell.





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NORTH – Brooker Hwy (Nat Hwy 1)
A trip to Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, is only 200km away. Freeway standard road is in two short sections: from Glenorchy to Bridgewater (about 10km) and the Brighton Bypass (about 5km) completed only a few years ago.

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In the long term there are plans to duplicate the road to Launceston and build a replacement for the Bridgewater Bridge.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 02:47 PM   #874
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MELBOURNE’S EAST WEST LINK

Website: http://www.linkingmelbourne.vic.gov....ect-design.asp
Videos: http://www.linkingmelbourne.vic.gov....ink-videos.asp

The planning stage of Melbourne’s next major urban highway project is well and truly taking shape. The East-West Link Stage 1 is a 6km 6 lane freeway tunnel linking the end of the Eastern Fwy (M3) at Hoddle Street to the Citylink (State 43) near the Flemington Road interchange, in the inner northern suburbs. From Hoddle St the tunnel heads directly west, under Alexandria Parade, Melbourne Cemetery and Royal Park.

The East West link will provide a second cross town highway and will relieve pressure off the first cross town highway – M1 Monash/Westgate Fwys – once complete. Stage 1 will be particularly good at connecting the eastern suburbs with the north and northwest parts of the city, including the airport.

The project is being delivered in a Public Private partnership and the tunnel will be tolled to recoup longer term costs. Later this year the project is out to procurement and the government is hoping to have construction started by late 2014 and completed by 2019-20.

The East West Link was originally conceived under Sir Rod Eddington’s 2008 East West Link Needs Assessment commissioned by the former Brumby government. This assessment also conceived the Melbourne Metro tunnel and the Regional Rail Link (RRL), both rail projects on the agenda and the RRL already under construction and due for completion in 2016.

Cost of this project:
• Cost is estimated between AUD6-8 billion, the State Government is looking for international investors to help fund the project
• A $1.5bn contribution would be available under a future Coalition Federal Government should it win the next general election to be held in September
• $294m was committed from the 2013 State Budget for planning works

Features of this project:
• 7 minute trip through the tunnel in free flowing traffic
• Expected to handle 80,000 to 100,000 vehicles per day
• 3200 jobs created during construction
• 92 homes and 26 commercial properties to be affected during surface construction, requiring compulsory acquistion

Construction features:
• Redesign and rebuild Hoddle Street interchange include a new flyover to take Hoddle St northbound to Eastern Fwy eastbound traffic; this would assist afternoon peak traffic and replace the existing loop entrance
• Elliot Avenue to be rebuilt to include new half-diamond surface-underground interchange into the tunnels. The interchange will improve access to public places such as Melbourne Zoo and the State Hockey and Netball Centre. Eliot Ave is located about 2km from the western end of the project and 4km from the eastern end
• New interchange with Citylink (Tullamarine fwy) with new flyovers to link north and south traffic with the tunnel.
• Provision for a connection of the highway alongside the existing elevated Citylink south for about 1-2km to Footscray Road with a new interchange there to provide improved access to the Port of Melbourne
• East West Link Stage 1 is designed to connect with Stage 2 (to do later) of the project which will link Citylink and Port of Melbourne with the M80 Ring Road via the western suburbs and under Footscray.
• At the eastern end, an additional lane each way will be constructed along Eastern Fwy as far east as Tram Rd, about 10km east of Hoddle St.
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There are a lot of freeway tunnels in Australia. Maybe because they didn't have any good masterplanning in terms of metropolitan freeway networks? Quite an expensive error not to reserve a right-of-way for a regular freeway.
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More that Australian governments are sensibly choosing not to bulldoze swathes through the inner city for more freeways
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There are a lot of freeway tunnels in Australia. Maybe because they didn't have any good masterplanning in terms of metropolitan freeway networks? Quite an expensive error not to reserve a right-of-way for a regular freeway.
Every major city in Australia had extensive freeway plans in the 60s and early 70s. Most of the corridors were secured or purchased too, but citizens revolts in the early to mid 70s swayed state governments to abandon freeway plans. The most extreme cases being Adelaide (where pretty much the entire plan was abandoned. See MATS) and Sydney (nearly all the freeway corridors in the inner west and northwest were sold off or absndoned).
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There are a lot of freeway tunnels in Australia. Maybe because they didn't have any good masterplanning in terms of metropolitan freeway networks? Quite an expensive error not to reserve a right-of-way for a regular freeway.
True there a few, but they're all at the edge of city's central business district or innermost suburbs; these areas were built out during 1850-1900.

Many Australia cities produced metropolitan highway master plans during the 1960s, only to see most of the planned routes cancelled during the 1970s. Only a few routes were ever built and exist today.

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More that Australian governments are sensibly choosing not to bulldoze swathes through the inner city for more freeways
If they reserved corridors for future freeways they didn't have to bulldoze them either. As I understand many space reservations were sold to investors, resulting in much higher cost for the public to build these connections as long tunnels.
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If they reserved corridors for future freeways they didn't have to bulldoze them either. As I understand many space reservations were sold to investors, resulting in much higher cost for the public to build these connections as long tunnels.
That is not correct.
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