[U/C] M2 North-South Motorway

Threads relating to transport, water, etc. within the CBD and Metropolitan area.
Spotto
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 336
Joined: Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by Spotto »

crawf wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Once complete, I think they should ditch the generic "North-South" and rename it after something that represents Adelaide. Maybe the "Kauna Motorway"..... just a suggestion.
I’d certainly love to see it get a proper name, “North-South” is apt but very generic.

I think a good time to rename it would be when R2P opens and the currently built sections will finally be one continuous motorway from Hindmarsh to Virginia. Renaming it then will give people time to adjust to the new name by the time that the final T2D section is eventually opened.
User avatar
AG
VIP Member
VIP Member
Posts: 1902
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:44 am
Location: Brisbane, QLD

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by AG »

how good is he wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:53 pm
I am just curious why they wouldn't have just continued the tunnel in the middle as its only some 2-3kms? They could have joined stages 1&2 by tunnel to save a lot of above ground disruption to traffic while its being built (as well as property resumptions etc).
So that drivers not driving the full length of South Road can still enter and exit the motorway.

From a technical perspective, two shorter tunnels is much easier to manage then one long tunnel. The cost of providing the exhaust systems and fire protection to service the tunnel grows significantly in one long tunnel compared to shorter tunnels.
aceman
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 207
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:02 am
Location: Adelaide (Hallett Cove)

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by aceman »

why not just call it the 'M2'??
mrumley02
Sen-Rookie-Sational
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:08 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by mrumley02 »

aceman wrote:why not just call it the 'M2'??
Why would you call them the M2 and A9 when you’ve got great names like NEXY, SEXY, and PREXY? Image
User avatar
Llessur2002
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 1574
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:59 pm
Location: West Croydon

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by Llessur2002 »

I think the road name has been discussed before but I'm not convinced the Kaurna people would want their name associated with what is essentially a giant scar across the Adelaide Plains.
User avatar
shiftaling
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 200
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:49 am
Location: Norwood

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by shiftaling »

It's not a hill I will die to defend but I kind of like Adelaide's penchant for non-descript "directional" road names heh
bits
Legendary Member!
Posts: 688
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:24 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by bits »

What's more Australian than using a description to name something?
Red belly black snake, red back spider, bottleshop, etc.
User avatar
[Shuz]
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2703
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:26 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by [Shuz] »

Rollercoaster Freeway.
Any views and opinions expressed are of my own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of any organisation of which I have an affiliation with.
SBD
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 1685
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:49 pm
Location: Blakeview

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by SBD »

[Shuz] wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:49 am
Rollercoaster Freeway.
Does anyone really get sick from the undulations in T2T and Superway? The Southern Expressway has much bigger hills by following the topography. I don't know why they are on the Superway, but I imagine the trenches are easier to manage stormwater with a few places to pump out from. The Northern Connector is fairly flat, and the Northern Expressway has two "bumps" for bridges over the railway line and Gawler River. Nobody really complains about going under Anzac Highway then over Cross Road either.
Spotto
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 336
Joined: Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by Spotto »

SBD wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Does anyone really get sick from the undulations in T2T and Superway?
My first time on it I was like “ok it’s a little bit up and a little bit down” but it’s barely noticeable, especially now.
NTRabbit
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 219
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:00 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by NTRabbit »

Nort wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:09 pm
croweater888 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:04 pm
http://hansardpublic.parliament.sa.gov. ... D-10-31302

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:14): Can the Treasurer categorically rule out that the government, or a future Liberal government, will not introduce road tolls to help pay for the north-south project, even if it exceeds the $8 billion or $9 billion budget, which the Treasurer today hinted could happen, and that he doesn't get additional funding from the federal government if it does blow out?

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (15:14): Yes.
I fully expect the tunnels to be tolled, and since the surface road will be staying it seems pretty fair tbh.
I think the abundance of alternative parallel routes, up to and including the B road, means there's zero chance of it being tolled. As soon as it becomes a toll road everyone will stop using it, and the toll company starts losing money. It's been brought up before, and is why none of the toll companies in the Eastern states have been willing to stump up additional cash public-private style to get the road built in exchange for the toll contract.
User avatar
Mr Smith
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 129
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 4:41 pm
Location: Parkside Lunatic Asylum

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by Mr Smith »

[Shuz] wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:49 am
Rollercoaster Freeway.
Speaking of the rollercoaster effect. Anyone got an insights on how the section between southern end of T2T and West Thebarton Rd will be achieved. The area where the Taylor Bridge is looks way too narrow to accomodate an at grade solution surely?
ChillyPhilly
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 1856
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:35 pm
Location: Adder-Laid, South Australia.
Contact:

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by ChillyPhilly »

Mr Smith wrote:
[Shuz] wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:49 am
Rollercoaster Freeway.
Speaking of the rollercoaster effect. Anyone got an insights on how the section between southern end of T2T and West Thebarton Rd will be achieved. The area where the Taylor Bridge is looks way too narrow to accomodate an at grade solution surely?
Labor envisioned a new, elevated structure. This would be interesting given the potential gradient between the southern end of the T2T trench and the climb required to get up and over this hypothetical structure.

I would say that Urbanstone Central would be acquired, so we'll probably see the structure to the west of the current road.
Our state, our city, our future.

All views expressed on this forum are my own.
NTRabbit
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 219
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:00 pm

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by NTRabbit »

Even with Urbanstone gone I don't see how they can stay at grade and keep both the cemetery and the brickworks, the turn would be too tight
aceman
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 207
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:02 am
Location: Adelaide (Hallett Cove)

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Post by aceman »

NTRabbit wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:48 am
Even with Urbanstone gone I don't see how they can stay at grade and keep both the cemetery and the brickworks, the turn would be too tight
is it actually wide enough in that section to have 3 lanes each way plus the surface roads as well?
Post Reply