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Old September 17th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #241
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N2 crossing the Bloukrans Bridge along the Garden Route

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Old September 19th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #242
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That is one gorgeous bridge!
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Old September 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #243
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And home to the world's highest bridge bungee (hence the ropes underneath)
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #244
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N2 Durban

Construction of overpasses on the N2, Durban, September 2009.
The interchange will service the new King Shaka International Airport currently under construction.

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Old October 6th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #245
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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:03 AM   #246
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Very nice pictures guys. I will post some from Mpumalanga and East Gauteng soon.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #247
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N12 in Benoni entering Joburg from Mpumalanga Province


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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #248
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The R33 highway in Eastern Mpumalanga








Near Amsterdam





Near Lothair in Mpumalanga Province



Rural farmlands



heading towards Carolina in Central Mpumalanga Province still on R33



A much needed upgrade of the highway is taking place





Near Badplaas



heading towards Carolina



Near the historic town of Chrissiesmeer



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Oustide Carolina



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Entering the N4 Highway heading towards Middelburg and eMalahleni(Witbank)































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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #250
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After the Middelburg toll gate



The N4 as dual carriageway toward eMalahleni











At eMalahleni(formely Witbank) heading towards Johannesburg. The N4 goes to Tshwane and N12 goes to Johannesburg.











At eMalahleni



















Near Blesbokfontein





Near Bapsfontein in Mpumalanga on the N12





After entering Gauteng on the N12

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Old October 14th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #251
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Thanks for the pictures, 88keys! Do you know if and when they're planning to introduce electronic tolling in South Africa?
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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #252
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Great pics thanks a lot.

The landscapes are pretty lonely. I like that.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #253
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Thanks for the pictures, 88keys! Do you know if and when they're planning to introduce electronic tolling in South Africa?
They're currently in the process of implementing an automatic number-plate tolling system in Gauteng.
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They're currently in the process of implementing an automatic number-plate tolling system in Gauteng.
Oh, awesome. Thanks. I hope they extend it to the Western Cape soon, then there'll be a non-stop highway between Cape Town and Worcester for the first time.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #255
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Oh, awesome. Thanks. I hope they extend it to the Western Cape soon, then there'll be a non-stop highway between Cape Town and Worcester for the first time.
The DA isn't keen on tolling Western Cape roads. They're considering a possible fuel levy instead. I fully support the idea myself.
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The DA isn't keen on tolling Western Cape roads. They're considering a possible fuel levy instead. I fully support the idea myself.
I agree completely when it comes to new roads, but I think they'll be hard pressed to remove tolls from the two existing toll roads, and I think the Huguenot tunnel at least could do with electronic tolling.
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I agree completely when it comes to new roads, but I think they'll be hard pressed to remove tolls from the two existing toll roads, and I think the Huguenot tunnel at least could do with electronic tolling.
I don't think that they'll remove current tolls. In the future they would probably upgrade it to an electronic system, but I can't imagine it being a priority at this point, due to the tolls being used by a very small percentage of Western Cape residents on a daily basis.

The DA have also said that they won't be building any new roads for now, as they want to ensure maintenance of current roads is a top priority before they add more to their plate.
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The DA have also said that they won't be building any new roads for now, as they want to ensure maintenance of current roads is a top priority before they add more to their plate.
This is an interesting policy. On the one hand, it means the roads won't fall into disrepair, but on the other hand Cape Town's road network might reach capacity and become gridlocked (look at Table Bay and Eastern Boulevards in rush hour already). I'd rather see new highways like N21 constructed as half profile with at-grade intersections for now, so at least they can start keeping up with urban growth, and then later when traffic volumes justify it they can be upgraded to full profile freeways. This would also keep construction costs down, making the roads more feasible to build without tolling them.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #259
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This is an interesting policy. On the one hand, it means the roads won't fall into disrepair, but on the other hand Cape Town's road network might reach capacity and become gridlocked (look at Table Bay and Eastern Boulevards in rush hour already). I'd rather see new highways like N21 constructed as half profile with at-grade intersections for now, so at least they can start keeping up with urban growth, and then later when traffic volumes justify it they can be upgraded to full profile freeways. This would also keep construction costs down, making the roads more feasible to build without tolling them.
Keep in mind that many improvements to the road network are currently under construction for 2010 and beyond. These will help ease traffic in the city immensely - especially projects like the Koeberg Interchange upgrade and the Hospital Bend upgrade.

They're also very keen on encouraging the use of public transport. The BRT will be a very viable option for many, and the Cape Town station upgrade will also encourage the use of trains. The local bus service, Golden Arrow, also seem to be getting their act together (starting with their new buses).

So ultimately, I think it depends on just how long it will take to get our road network, which is already rated to be in the best condition in the country, completely up-to-scratch. New roads will definitely be needed in the medium-to-long-term future though.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #260
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Great pics thanks a lot.

The landscapes are pretty lonely. I like that.
It looks exactly like a drive through the USA's central and western high plains - the western Dakotas, eastern Montana, etc. Stark, beautiful countryside!

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