daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 4th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #281
essendon bombers
QF9, SQ326, LH738, UA870
 
essendon bombers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 717
Likes (Received): 31

A few more questions about Auckland.

1. I know that geography severely limits the directions, does Auckland have a clearly defined urban growth corridor? I imagine it would be along SH1 north and south of the city. What about east? Is there talk of growth corridor east direction of Flatbush or north of Flatbush that bulks up East Tamaki Heights?

2. If yes to no.1 any plans on the drawing board to extend SH20 beyond SH1 that goes east of Flatbush or north to ETH?


Great news that Auckland is progressing so well.
essendon bombers no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old July 22nd, 2011, 03:44 PM   #282
KiwiRob
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,415
Likes (Received): 2

Upper Harbour Motorway (hobsonville) opens 7 August 2011, 6 months ahead of schedule.
Open day 6 August 12pm - 2.30pm.

The Hobsonville section is the largest section of the two part Upper Harbour Motorway construction. This section extends east to west from the Upper Harbour Bridge to Westgate and north with the North Western Extension to Brigham Creek Road.





lots more photos here http://www.aucklandmotorways.co.nz/u...bsonville.html
KiwiRob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #283
KIWIKAAS
Registered User
 
KIWIKAAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Hague
Posts: 3,958
Likes (Received): 167

SH18 Upper Harbour Motorway completed and open.


Pics from www.aucklandmotorways.co.nz

Looking north east from Squadron Drive.


Looking west from Squadron Drive with the existing Hobsonville Road to the left.


Heading west along the straight. Looking toward Trig Road interchange.


Looking east from Trig Road.


Looking south west toward the Westgate interchange.



The Westgate and SH18/16 interchange looking north.


Looking south along the North Western motorway from the Westgate interchange.
KIWIKAAS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #284
SYDNEY
MELBOURNE
 
SYDNEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 26,685
Likes (Received): 3407

Ooooh it is gorgeous
__________________
SYDNEY no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #285
Penn's Woods
First Amendment Fetishist
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 3,651
Likes (Received): 158

Off topic, but I saw Wellington had snow for the first time in 30 years.
__________________
Let Europe deal with its own crap for a change: U.S. OUT OF NATO!
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #286
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 31,771
Likes (Received): 2839

It looks very good indeed. Are the shoulders made of gravel, or is it just some red pavement? There does seem to be a height difference between the driving lanes and the shoulders.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #287
KIWIKAAS
Registered User
 
KIWIKAAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Hague
Posts: 3,958
Likes (Received): 167

It's red pavement (chip seal).
KIWIKAAS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #288
DanielFigFoz
Registered User
 
DanielFigFoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aberystwyth, LHR, Fig Foz
Posts: 3,885
Likes (Received): 339

Those photos above are really nice, what a well kept road!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penn's Woods View Post
Off topic, but I saw Wellington had snow for the first time in 30 years.
Auckland for the first time in 75 years!

Canterbury region for the first time in not very long

Dunedin for the second time this year
DanielFigFoz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #289
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 31,771
Likes (Received): 2839

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanielFigFoz View Post
Those photos above are really nice, what a well kept road!
It's not hard to keep a road "well kept" in the first 5 days after construction finished
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #290
scurt/2
rakastan sisua!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ilariopolis
Posts: 331
Likes (Received): 31

I heard some rumors about a motorway to link Wellington with Levin. Is this an official plan or is it just a "we are thinking about it, but nothing is carved in stone" thing?... Thank you.
scurt/2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #291
KIWIKAAS
Registered User
 
KIWIKAAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Hague
Posts: 3,958
Likes (Received): 167

Yes, it's been at the "we are thinking about it, but nothing is carved in stone" stage for 40+ years now.
The roadway reservations through Paraparaumu have been present for many decades.
Arguably the most important part of the project, the 'Transmission Gully' section, isn't expected to be completed before 2020.
KIWIKAAS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #292
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 31,771
Likes (Received): 2839

Partial opening of the Victoria Park Tunnel in Auckland today. 2 lanes were opened to northbound traffic.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 12:52 PM   #293
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 31,771
Likes (Received): 2839

The New Zealand motorway turns 61 today. On December 23rd, 1950, the Johnsonville-Porirua Motorway opened to traffic. It's located just north of Wellington and serves regional traffic.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #294
KiwiRob
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,415
Likes (Received): 2

So would that make NZ's motorways some of the oldest?
KiwiRob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #295
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 31,771
Likes (Received): 2839

Maybe the oldest in the Eastern Hempisphere (excluding Europe).
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2012, 04:35 AM   #296
SYDNEY
MELBOURNE
 
SYDNEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 26,685
Likes (Received): 3407

[PART ONE]

This is one of my favourite road trips in Auckland on the SH1 NORTH from downtown Auckland to Warkworth (and then onto Matakana and Omaha Beach). All these areas now fall within the Auckland Super City Boundary - whether they like it or not they are now part of Greater Auckland Enjoy the pics

__________________

Last edited by SYDNEY; January 22nd, 2012 at 04:40 AM.
SYDNEY no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2012, 04:54 AM   #297
SYDNEY
MELBOURNE
 
SYDNEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 26,685
Likes (Received): 3407

[PART TWO]

__________________
SYDNEY no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:16 AM   #298
KiwiRob
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,415
Likes (Received): 2

New Zealand's motorways are really looking pretty impressive, the only problem is the vast numbers of crap used imports that people drive on them, the age of NZ's vehicle fleet is getting far too old, the govt needs to set an age limit.
KiwiRob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:27 AM   #299
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 31,771
Likes (Received): 2839

Nice photos, good-looking motorway.

I agree on the old cars, a lot appear to be over 10 years old.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #300
Mr_kiwi_fruit
Moderator
 
Mr_kiwi_fruit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 8,188
Likes (Received): 480

Quote:
Originally Posted by KiwiRob View Post
New Zealand's motorways are really looking pretty impressive, the only problem is the vast numbers of crap used imports that people drive on them, the age of NZ's vehicle fleet is getting far too old, the govt needs to set an age limit.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
I agree on the old cars, a lot appear to be over 10 years old.
Quite a silly observation to make when you consider that it is the same fleet of cars in every photograph. We see way more new cars on the roads than old cars. Also, remember that a photograph is a second in time so one can't make a fair judgement when looking at a photograph, especially when you are stuck behind the same car/s
Mr_kiwi_fruit no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu