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#886 Post by I Follow PAFC » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:33 am

Check out the latest drone footage of the Northern Connector Project progress!

The footage, shot in early September, shows the largest of the 10 bridges of the project taking shape with one of its 626 bridge beams being craned into place. This bridge which is north of the South Road Superway off-ramp spans a huge 400 metres.

The footage also shows extensive native plantings and landscaping, with approximately 949,000 trees, plants and shrubs being planted across the project.

The 15.5 km Northern Connector will be the first major concrete road in South Australia, which can also be seen in the footage.

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#887 Post by Eurostar » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:29 pm

So how will people go from the Northern Connector to the South Road (under the superway at cormack road end) will they need to back track from Grand Junction Road?

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#888 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm

Eurostar wrote:So how will people go from the Northern Connector to the South Road (under the superway at cormack road end) will they need to back track from Grand Junction Road?
Pretty much - or exit NC before PRExy and travel down Salisbury Highway via Port Wakefield Road.
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#889 Post by Bacon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Eurostar wrote:So how will people go from the Northern Connector to the South Road (under the superway at cormack road end) will they need to back track from Grand Junction Road?
Pretty much - or exit NC before PRExy and travel down Salisbury Highway via Port Wakefield Road.
OR exit at PRExy then via Hanson, Cormack

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#890 Post by SBD » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:11 pm

Bacon wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Eurostar wrote:So how will people go from the Northern Connector to the South Road (under the superway at cormack road end) will they need to back track from Grand Junction Road?
Pretty much - or exit NC before PRExy and travel down Salisbury Highway via Port Wakefield Road.
OR exit at PRExy then via Hanson, Cormack
Will the PRExy exit join Salisbury Highway far enough east that it would be possible to cross over and exit onto the ground level South Road immediately? I can't find a detailed enough picture or plan to confirm that either way.

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#891 Post by alexczarn » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:03 pm

SBD wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Bacon wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Pretty much - or exit NC before PRExy and travel down Salisbury Highway via Port Wakefield Road.
OR exit at PRExy then via Hanson, Cormack
Will the PRExy exit join Salisbury Highway far enough east that it would be possible to cross over and exit onto the ground level South Road immediately? I can't find a detailed enough picture or plan to confirm that either way.
From what it appears from driving through the interchange, no. And even if so, jumping 3 lanes of freeway traffic is kinda dumb

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#892 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:07 pm

Exiting at GJ Road is no big deal anyway, and is the safest route.
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#893 Post by Eurostar » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:31 pm

New traffic light signals have been installed at the intersection of Bolivar Road and Port Wakefield Road (not switched on yet). I gather some of the existing ones will be removed shortly.

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#894 Post by Goodsy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:54 pm

Delayed until March

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#895 Post by SBD » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Goodsy wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Delayed until March
Do you have a source? The project website still says "The project is scheduled for completion in late 2019."

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#896 Post by Eurostar » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:37 pm

The State Transport Minister Stephen Knoll said today that an open day will be held in February 2020

https://youtu.be/Ik4B61gFIek

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#897 Post by Goodsy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:14 pm

SBD wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Goodsy wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Delayed until March
Do you have a source? The project website still says "The project is scheduled for completion in late 2019."
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#898 Post by Brucetiki » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 am

Eurostar wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:37 pm
The State Transport Minister Stephen Knoll said today that an open day will be held in February 2020

https://youtu.be/Ik4B61gFIek
I didn't think he mentioned an open day in the report, but he did mention it should open in February 2020.

Peak hour traffic is pretty much non-existant around that area over Christmas/New Year, and traffic around that area is generally lighter in January as well. Hopefully by the time traffic is back to the car park levels you get at the moment the road is all but ready to open.

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#899 Post by SBD » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:40 pm

Brucetiki wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 am
Eurostar wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:37 pm
The State Transport Minister Stephen Knoll said today that an open day will be held in February 2020

https://youtu.be/Ik4B61gFIek
I didn't think he mentioned an open day in the report, but he did mention it should open in February 2020.

Peak hour traffic is pretty much non-existant around that area over Christmas/New Year, and traffic around that area is generally lighter in January as well. Hopefully by the time traffic is back to the car park levels you get at the moment the road is all but ready to open.
Any closure of the northbound PWR->NExy ramp before the whole northbound NC opens needs to be done at the quietest possible time to manage traffic on any diversion detours such as Heaslip Road or Angle Vale Road.

Road trains are generally not permitted to travel northbound on Heaslip Road between Waterloo Corner Road and Penfield Road. I don't know if the restriction is for traffic management, sight lines or road widths. They do now travel up the Northern Expressway and the nearest general detour on RAVNet would be via Port Wakefield, Balaklava and Mallala. That's a long detour to get to the Barossa or Riverland!

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#900 Post by Brucetiki » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:49 pm

SBD wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:40 pm
Brucetiki wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 am
Eurostar wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:37 pm
The State Transport Minister Stephen Knoll said today that an open day will be held in February 2020

https://youtu.be/Ik4B61gFIek
I didn't think he mentioned an open day in the report, but he did mention it should open in February 2020.

Peak hour traffic is pretty much non-existant around that area over Christmas/New Year, and traffic around that area is generally lighter in January as well. Hopefully by the time traffic is back to the car park levels you get at the moment the road is all but ready to open.
Any closure of the northbound PWR->NExy ramp before the whole northbound NC opens needs to be done at the quietest possible time to manage traffic on any diversion detours such as Heaslip Road or Angle Vale Road.

Road trains are generally not permitted to travel northbound on Heaslip Road between Waterloo Corner Road and Penfield Road. I don't know if the restriction is for traffic management, sight lines or road widths. They do now travel up the Northern Expressway and the nearest general detour on RAVNet would be via Port Wakefield, Balaklava and Mallala. That's a long detour to get to the Barossa or Riverland!
The week between Christmas-New Year would be the ideal time for that, but that'll be during the site shutdown over that period.

Next best option would be the first week back from break.

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