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Old April 17th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #181
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Impressive motorways and projects, go South Africa
How many kilometers have the Southafrican motorways network, please ?
Good Lord... not sure where to find those figures. 4-Lane or above motorways only, or total paved highway network? Around Johannesburg alone they must be close on 1000km (motorways only) of length... I'm really not sure, that'll need some research.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #182
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I did that research before - check the Road & Rail thread in the SA forum.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #183
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Flickr has some great historical photos of Cape Town's highways. I found these gems the other day while looking for information on highway construction in Cape Town; I was born there and I've always had an odd passion for roads, so it's something that really interests me.

Here is the set that they come from.

N1 freeway at the foot of Tygerberg Hill, 1950
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I love this one - De Waal Drive (M3), early 1920s
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Settlers Way (N2) as it passes Athlone Power Station, 1965
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Rhodes Drive (M3) as it passes Mostert's Mill, 1955
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Another shot of the N1 freeway in 1950
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Hospital Bend (N2/M3 duplex), 1967
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Chapman's Peak Drive (M6), 1952
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Eastern Boulevard (N2), 1967
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UCT in 1985, with Rhodes Drive (M3) in the foreground, 1985
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Cape Town CBD in 1980, with the elevated section of Table Bay Boulevard (N1/N2 duplex) easily visible
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De Waal Drive (M3) blocked in June 1974
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This pics are great for our retro pics thread
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Old April 19th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #184
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I've work for several months in Capetown, I recognized every picture! Seems that the CBD didn't develop anymore since the '80. The Nasionale Pad, isn't that in the Bloubergstrand area?

Nice pics!!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #185
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"Nasionale pad" means National Road in English, it's the N1 actually, and runs all the way from Cape Town, through Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and eventually up to the Zimbabwean border 2000km away at Beit Bridge.

The CBD has in fact has had explosive development since the late 1990's, however, what you may be noticing is that there have been few 20-storey plus buildings that have gone up, the last one in fact was Triangle House (then Safmarine House) built in 1993. Only now are they building taller buildings again, see the "Portside, Cape Town" thread in the "High-Rise" thread.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #186
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Just for interest sake...
Then...
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Cape Town CBD in 1980, with the elevated section of Table Bay Boulevard (N1/N2 duplex) easily visible
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Now...
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Old June 11th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #187
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the best raods i have seen in a while
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:54 PM   #188
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Freeways in South Africa

I seem to remember someone asking about Freeways in SA. I put together this list, which I think is complete, but would be welcome to any changes. I have only included dual carriageway freeways, where signage on the road would be in blue.

National Routes

N1: Cape Town (intersection with M5) to Huguenot Toll Plaza
N1: Bloemfontein Bypass
N1: Kroonstad Bypass
N1: Intersection with R59 Sasolburg/Parys to Intersection with R33 Marble Hall/Nylstroom - the longest section in SA by route number (but not individual length).
N2: Cape Town to Somerset West
N2: Mossel Bay to George
N2: Intersection of turnoff to Hankey to Coega Interchange (PE Bypass)
N2: Intersection of turnoff to Berlin to Gonubie Interchange (EL Bypass)
N2: Port Shepstone Bypass (5km)
N2: Hibberdene to Stanger
N3: Buccleuch Interchange to Villiers
N3: Keeversfontein Interchange to Durban – second longest section by route number, but longest in length.
N4: Middelburg West Interchange to just west of Rosslyn (part is also N1)
*N4: Pretoria West (Vom Hagen Street) to Pelindaba
N7: Intersection with N1 to intersection with M5
N7: Malmesbury Bypass (all 2,5km)
N12: old intersection with Old Potch Road to intersection with N4
N14: Pretoria to just south of Muldersdrift offramp (M5)
N17: from Johannesburg M11 to just east of Tonk Meter Road Intersection

* Some sources show this renumbered to the M4.

Non National Routes

M3 - Van der Stel Freeway
M5 - intersection with N1 to Wynberg
R300 (N21) Kuilsriver Freeway
R75 - Uitenhage Bypass
M4 - Port Elizabeth
M4 Northern Freeway (Durban)
M4 Southern Freeway (Durban)
M7 - From M13 to N2 (Queensburgh Freeway)
M13 - Old N3 over Field's Hill - but continues past N3 into Westville.
M19 - From N2 to Pinetown
R80 - Mabopane Freeway
R21 - From N12 to interchange with M10 (Pta)
R24 - From Eastgate to R21
R59 - From Viljoenskroon (R718) to termination at M38 (Jhb south)
R57 (old R568) - Golden Highway to intersection with R82 (Sasolburg Bypass)
M1 – Johannesburg
M2 –Johannesburg
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:56 PM   #189
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Durban Freeways

Hi All

I am looking for pictures of road signs on the freeways around Durban! I have seen the ones that are currently on this site, but they don't really help me for this purpose. Would anyone have any they could post?

Thanks
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Old June 24th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #190
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im going to durban tomorrow driving on the N3, N2 and M4 north ill get sum for u if u want
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Old June 25th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #191
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Im also travelling on the M41(R103) which could arguably be called a freeway for a few kilometers
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Old June 25th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #192
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im going to durban tomorrow driving on the N3, N2 and M4 north ill get sum for u if u want
Yes, please!
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Old June 26th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #193
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im going to durban tomorrow driving on the N3, N2 and M4 north ill get sum for u if u want
That would be great! They use different types of signs here, and it would be good to have some of them.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #194
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #195
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aaa how do u post an image on this thing???
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Old July 8th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #196
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Lol, click on "Post Reply," then on the little icon that looks like a yellow photograph in the icons bar in the box in which you type your reply. Next, paste the link to the photo in the box that will pop up and click OK.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #197
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how do i put one from my hard drive?

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Old July 11th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #198
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You need to upload the file to an image host, like www.imageshack.us
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Old July 16th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #199
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ok here are the images

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Old July 16th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #200
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The N3 as it approaches Mooi River Toll Plaza about 230kms away from Durban


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