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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #161
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Are there any pictures of the tunnels northern approach?
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Old January 31st, 2009, 02:32 AM   #162
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Not sure about this one....could be Dunedin?
definitely Dunedin - on the way into the city from Airport/Invercagill.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #163
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[NZ] NEW ZEALAND MOTORWAYS

[SH20] AUCKLAND - MOUNT ROSKILL MOTORWAY EXTENSION:

Close-up view of city's newest motorway

Thousands of people are expected to to inspect Auckland's newest motorway during an open day on Saturday - 09 May 2009. The Transport Agency is giving a preview of its $201 million Mt Roskill motorway extension before opening it to traffic in stages from Friday next week. Cyclists will be given first access to the 4.5km motorway between Hillsborough and New Windsor. They will be able to ride up and down it for an hour from 10am, before it is opened to pedestrians from 11am until 3pm. The agency is providing four access points to the motorway, from Maioro St or Sandringham Rd at its western end, or from its Dominion Rd or Hillsborough Rd interchanges to the east. "I think they have made a marvellous job of landscaping, softening the cut of the motorway," he said. Transport Agency regional director Wayne McDonald said it was part of the original motorway masterplan for Auckland dating back to 1965. But well before that, the route was gazetted for a railway linking Southdown to Avondale, for which the motorway builders have made future provision beneath the four traffic bridges and two walking and cycling paths crossing their road. For more information please visit: http://www.transit.govt.nz/projects/mountroskill/























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Old May 16th, 2009, 10:37 AM   #164
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Old May 17th, 2009, 08:06 AM   #165
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Awww... you guys are cute.

The roads look nice. Moreso considering you've written gay graffiti all over them
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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #166
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Awww... you guys are cute. The roads look nice. Moreso considering you've written gay graffiti all over them
what a gay little couple we are We enjoyed leaving our mark there and it sures looks better than the pathetic scribble of talentless, good-for-nothing taggers Thanks for the comment mate - how are your plans coming along for the visit to NZ ?
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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #167
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Old May 27th, 2009, 06:02 AM   #168
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The roads and signage look like that of the Western US(Arizona, Colorado, Utah). It's just unique seeing how the driving is on the "wrong" side of the road.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #169
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Nice pictures.

Whats with the straight lines separating lanes on one carriageway and dotted lines on the other carriageway?
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #170
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looks like some resealing has been done and they opted for traditional lane markings instead of bott's dots
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Old May 28th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #171
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It could also be the new "strips" that are rough instead of smooth (looks like thick icing on a Christmas cake) - when you drive on them it makes a very loud noise and keeps you alert. It is popping up on all the roads across Auckland .... if anybody knows what it is called, please let me know - thanks.

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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:17 AM   #173
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Old June 4th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #174
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A few more pics of the SH20 ''South Western Motorway'' extension in Auckland. Opened May 15th.
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I like the decorated NJ profile, in many countries there are just plain concrete blocks.
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I like the decorated NJ profile, in many countries there are just plain concrete blocks.
I agree, moving to NZ was the first time that I had seen decorative concrete barriers etc. on motorways - I love it. There are beautiful motifs that haven't been posted here due to access problems but I will find a way to dodge the oncoming traffic
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Love this thread, I like how SH1 goes two lane in rural sections, less ugly, allows you to see the cool countryside. In contrast, Chinese highways - 3 lanes each direction in some mountainous region 200km from any major town....good for future expansion but an absolute eyesore at times.
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Nice pics, I never knew what New Zealand is like
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Old June 9th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #179
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I agree, moving to NZ was the first time that I had seen decorative concrete barriers etc. on motorways - I love it. There are beautiful motifs that haven't been posted here due to access problems but I will find a way to dodge the oncoming traffic
It seems to be a common thing in your general part of the world - I recall seeing decorative concrete barriers in Melbourne when I went visiting there.
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Love this thread, I like how SH1 goes two lane in rural sections, less ugly, allows you to see the cool countryside. In contrast, Chinese highways - 3 lanes each direction in some mountainous region 200km from any major town....good for future expansion but an absolute eyesore at times.
I have heard that the SH1 North will be broadened past Warkworth - can't say that I am very happy about that, it is some of the best scenery on Auckland's door step.


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Nice pics, I never knew what New Zealand is like
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It seems to be a common thing in your general part of the world - I recall seeing decorative concrete barriers in Melbourne when I went visiting there.
You are right, the new Eastlink motorway in Melbourne is sporting some amazing design features, I hope that Auckland will follow that example and brighten things up
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