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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #141
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The dashed lines are just a seperator between lanes ( internationally used also in the USA and Europe ). Nothing confusing
Yeah but we use them only when overtaking is allowed. When it isn't, we use only continuous single or double lines.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #142
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It's the same thing...I think it looks tidier having a dashed line regardless.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #143
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The Gautrain railline (under construction) running alongside N3 highway in Johannesburg,


Johannesburg central thoroughfare

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Old May 26th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #144
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Having spent 5 weeks in your magnificent country late last year for the first time I was amazed at your excellent road network - even with all the potholes.
Pity you have so many toll roads but I guess you cant have everything plus stopping to pay a toll gives you a momentary break from all the insanity on the roads ;-)
I might get a tee shirt made up saying 'I drove South Africa and lived' LOL.
Once I realised the only way to manage and be safer was to drive like a maniac as well so 'when in Rome'...Ignore speed limits, overtake on curves and hills or any other place you normally wouldn't dream of overtaking anywhere else, dodge people on the roads and their livestock, ignore the fact that cars actually do come with seat belts for a reason ;-) avoid holes and cars about to fall apart in front of you or those carrying loads that threaten to topple on to you at any moment.
I swam with sharks, I walked with Lions, I stopped in towns I was warned never to stop in, almost got ran down by a pissed off Elephant in Kruger that was sizing up our car as something to play with, got robbed and mugged BUT most of all I drove and I lived LOL.
I had the trip of a life time and loved every moment of your brilliant country but hey...fast is fun (we all know that) but take it easy huh? What's the hurry? I got to know and love many of you guys and I would like to see you all again one day - alive. ;-)
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #145
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Old June 14th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #146
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M3 (Van Der Stel Freeway) Cape Town...
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N1 towards Paarl from Cape Town...
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N1 (Ben Schoeman Highway) Midrand, Johannesburg...
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M1 (De Villiers Graaff Motorway - double section) Johannesburg...
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same freeway at night...
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N12 to Witbank from Johannesburg...
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M4 (Southern Freeway) Durban...
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N3 Westville, Durban...
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Watch out for them if you like your "speed"...
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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #147
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Impressive pictures!
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Old June 16th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #148
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Old July 17th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #149
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Old July 19th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #150
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Ah, the Cape Town snow
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 11:21 PM   #151
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:04 PM   #152
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Just to put captions/locations on the above pics:

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This could be anywhere. It's definitely a freeway somewhere (yellow line on left, white line on right), and judging by what vegetation can be made out, I would say N3 somewhere in KwaZulu-Natal or N2 west of Port Elizabeth. I could be wrong though.

EDIT: Looking at it again, I'm pretty sure that that's the N3 south bound between the N11 interchange and the Tugela River bridge.

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Looks like the N1 somewhere between the top of the Hex River Pass and Laingsburg.

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One of the many mountain passes in the Western Cape. I'm going to guess and say R101, Du Toitskloof Pass (it does look a bit like the Google Earth imagery of that area).

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Hex River Pass, most likely.

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M7 in Pinetown, Durban. I drove through the interchange at the bottom left around 90 minutes ago.

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Somewhere in Johannesburg. Likely to be the M1.

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Just smile and wave...

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Underneath the N1 east-bound as it crosses the Molenaars River. This is just as you come out of the Huguenot Tunnel.

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N2 somewhere between Storms River and Jeffrey's Bay. My favourite stretch of road in South Africa by some way, the reasons being obvious.

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N3 in Westville, Durban, looking east. Taken from the Rockdale Road bridge. Also see the last two images, which were taken from the same location.

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Looks like Cape Town to me.

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Yeah, that's Cape Town all right.

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N3, Westville, Durban. Also taken from the Rockdale Road bridge, looking west this time.

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Same as the one above, looking east. Different take of another image further up the post.

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Old July 25th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #153
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Busy N3 Eastern Bypass in Johannesburg...
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N3 somewhere between Johannesburg and Durban...
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N2 in the Tsitsikamma, 200km west of Port Elizabeth...
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N2 crossing the Breede River outside Swellendam (180km east of Cape Town)...
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Looking down Settler's Way (N2 freeway), southern Cape Town metro...
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Bloukrans River Bridge (250m high) on the N2, Eastern Cape/Western Cape border...
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Dumbest interchange in South Africa!!! M5/N1 Koeberg Interchange, luckily getting a R650million make-over...
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Old July 25th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #154
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Monkey Highway!!!

Yes, we sometimes have baboons on our mountain passes...

N2, Sir Lowry's Pass (60km east of Cape Town)

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Old August 17th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #155
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Cape Town Freeways & Construction

Construction on the N2 (Settlers Way) in preparation for the FIFA 2010 WC...





And the R300 (Kuils River Parkway)





And some pics of the N1 as you approach Cape Town metro...




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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #156
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Awesome fotos Annman
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Old August 18th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #157
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great pics.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #158
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Some very good roads, are their any new motorways planned for the world cup?
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Old August 18th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #159
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The focus has moved away from additional Motorways and rather focused on better public transit, but many roads are significantly being upgraded.

Exchange Rate: approx AUS$1.00=ZAR6.00 (but remember prices of labour and materials are cheaper here, so Price Parity Diff. probably AUS$1.00=ZAR3.00 more accurate to get extent of project)

Cape Town:
N1/M5 interchange undergoing ZAR450million upgrade. N1 and R27 (up West Coast), plus N2 to airport getting BRT Busways at ZAR1.2billion (phase 1), upgrades to Cape Town Station amounting to ZAR400million. Elevated traffic circle, pedestrian walkway and Granger Bay Boulevard around stadium around ZAR50million. N2 being upgraded and adding lanes (eastbound complete), cost around ZAR500million. N2 Sir Lowry's Pass Upgrade: ZAR170million. Airport Interchange upgrade. Hospital Bend Interchange upgrade N1/M3 approx. ZAR150+million. R300 (Kuils River Freeway) upgrade and additional lanes ZAR600million. Rail upgrades and recapitalisation of train-coaches: ZAR2.8billion.

Johannesburg/Pretoria metro:

Gautrain Rapid Rail Link (above and below ground): ZAR20billion plus ReaVaya BRT Busways ar approx ZAR2.5billion. Almost the entire Gauteng provincial freeway network is getting at least one additional lane in both directions, including N1 (Western Bypass Johannesburg), N1 (Ben Schoeman Highway), N1 (Eastern Bypass Pretoria), N3 (Eastern Bypass Jo'burg), N12 (Southern Bypass Jo'burg), N12 (East Rand Freeway), this is all phase 1 and includes massive interchange upgrades, phase 2 after 2010 will include new greenfields motorways. Phase 1: ZAR11.5billion

So yes, and that's just within those two metro areas, but there are major infrastructural projects!

Johannesburg/Pretoria

Green indicates phase 1 upgrades, red phase 2 greenfields motorways and yellow, phase 2 upgrades...


One of Jo'burg's busier interchanges: Gillooly's Interchange N12/N2 (to be upgraded)


Cape Town


M5/M1 Interchange Upgrade renders...





N2/M3 Hospital Bend upgrade:


Granger Bay Blvd/Western Blvd (M6) Upgrade, pedestrian underpass and World Cup Stadium in distance...


Hope this helps!!!
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Old August 18th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #160
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Sorry... with the Brissy name, thought you were from Brisbane... change those Aussie Dollar calculations, divide by 2.2 to get Stirling!!! Construction cost here are about 1/8th that of London... We're building all our new stadia for 2010 at the same cost it took to redo Wembley.
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