KwaZulu Natal and Durban Road Developments - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Continental Forums > Africa > Southern Africa > South Africa > Economy, Infrastructure and Transportation > Transport and Infrastructure


Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 9th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #1
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

KwaZulu Natal and Durban Road Developments

As there is so much happening on our roads, thought it was perfect time to start this one locally as well...
__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old August 9th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #2
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

These are being built at every on and off ramp along the M4 highway... anyone know what they are? some traffic monitoring equipment?

__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #3
Luf
the luf
 
Luf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 791
Likes (Received): 0

interesting.. it could be for traffic monitoring or maybe for electronic tolling? I think iv seen them on the N1 to Pretoria and there i know they are going to be tolling people.
Luf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old August 11th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #4
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

Well there is literally one on every on and off ramp the length of the m4 from town to Umhlanga. I think it has more to do with the traffic monitoring system but wat i do not know. They will not toll the road as it is city owned and not sanral and the city is against more tolls within the city limits hence the massive opposition sanral faces here
__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #5
GetDownAdam
Nomadic Student
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Durban DUR / True Blue GND / Newcastle NCL
Posts: 407
Likes (Received): 0

Well, my 2c. The black box looks like a battery (so a back up power source?), and my guess is that it is some kind of repeater station.
GetDownAdam no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #6
Inertia
Bloody Agent
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: DA Country
Posts: 3,423
Likes (Received): 257

They are for traffic monitoring. The M1, N1, N3, (M3?) in and around Joburg have had them up for a few years now.

Electronic signboards should soon follow
__________________
Jo'burg a world class african city
Sandton feel the energy
SOUTH AFRICA
Inertia no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #7
ToxicBunny
BOFH Extraordinaire
 
ToxicBunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Durban
Posts: 3,865
Likes (Received): 204

The signboards are already in place (at least on the M4) but they've been useless so far...
ToxicBunny no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #8
Luf
the luf
 
Luf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 791
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by ToxicBunny View Post
The signboards are already in place (at least on the M4) but they've been useless so far...
agree, in JHB, they are either not on (maybe not working) or not updated.

What about the idea that they will be CCTVs in the near future and also work as information gathering?
Mike good point about the tolling.. forgot about that.
Luf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #9
Durbsboi
East Coast Massiv
 
Durbsboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Durban
Posts: 16,649
Likes (Received): 183

Lots going on , on our roads. Plenty traffic monitoring camera's are up all over the show, 2/3 on the M19, 2 at the Spagetti Junction & Im sure plenty others around the place.

Also the fly over at Warwick junction is really moving along fast now, will try and get some pic's tonight.
__________________
–ŭґطąמ
South Africa's Playground!



Bucket Facebook Page
Durbsboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #10
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

not been near Warwick in ages, are things progressing quickly?
__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #11
romanSA
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Durban
Posts: 8,525
Likes (Received): 764

I drove down into that area a few days ago and was surprised that the inbound flyover has seemingly already touched down on Alice Rd, just before Russel Rd (or the foundation has been laid for this).
romanSA no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #12
Ron2K
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upper Hutt (ex: Durban, Cape Town)
Posts: 1,069
Likes (Received): 27

Next time I'm in Hillcrest (which is ALL the time), I'll try and get some pics of the R103 upgrade.
Ron2K no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #13
romanSA
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Durban
Posts: 8,525
Likes (Received): 764

Brickfield Road (in Overport) upgrade is nearing completion, thankfully. That road was too busy to be a single lane road!!!
romanSA no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #14
Durbsboi
East Coast Massiv
 
Durbsboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Durban
Posts: 16,649
Likes (Received): 183

sorry for the bad pic, was driving, will try again today.

[IMG]http://i27.************/4ila3m.jpg[/IMG]

That part is just about ready to go over the existing outbound N3 lane. It will be closed from the end of August.

These are the type of CCTV camera's you will find around town.

[IMG]http://i28.************/2e0r7rl.jpg[/IMG]
__________________
–ŭґطąמ
South Africa's Playground!



Bucket Facebook Page
Durbsboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2009, 09:22 AM   #15
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

and the R102 works are well underway. I was stuck in a traffic jam on this road on a sunday afternoon for over an hour just to go 5km. But once complete it will a better alternate route for many to the new airport
__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #16
Coolidge
Huh?
 
Coolidge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Durban
Posts: 106
Likes (Received): 4

Reckon you could ramp the gap?
Coolidge no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #17
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

will your insurance cover us?
__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2009, 10:11 AM   #18
Durbsboi
East Coast Massiv
 
Durbsboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Durban
Posts: 16,649
Likes (Received): 183

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolidge View Post
Reckon you could ramp the gap?
lol, get me a Chevy lumina then we can try
__________________
–ŭґطąמ
South Africa's Playground!



Bucket Facebook Page
Durbsboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #19
juanw
Registered User
 
juanw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 376
Likes (Received): 29

The following are some pics i took of the upgrade currently underway along the M41, between Northern Drive and Mt Edgecombe.

The upgrade that is underway is to widen the M41/R102 to 3 lanes in each direction, from the M4 (Northern Freeway) up to just before Tongaat (just past KSIA).









juanw no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 15th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #20
dysan1
More development
 
dysan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durban, based London
Posts: 22,355
Likes (Received): 2544

yup thats the huge works i was talking about. thanks for the pics. i need to get out on that road again (further out towards verulum) and you will see the massive and seriously impressive work they are doing. cutting into big hillsides, knocking down buildings. its big
__________________
Have your own opinion
dysan1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


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 03:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us