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the underpass at two wells road opened yesterday and penfield is supposed to open next week
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Penfield road overpass is now open. Nice views from the top of that bridge too.
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Part of the Gawler Bypass Road is now being included in line with the Northern Expressway project, here are the details i found online.

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Extension of Expressway upgrades link to Sturt Highway
Additional works are being undertaken to extend the Northern Expressway project to the Sturt Highway Upgrade. This will improve safety and capacity of the Gawler Bypass. During these works, both Weyland Road, Willaston and Mallala Road, Gawler Belt will be closed for a time, but not simultaneously. Detours will occur in two stages.

Temporary Rd Closure Weyland Road, Willaston:

Weyland Road will be temporarily closed from 21st of January to enable:

Full reconstruction of the existing road

construction of a deceleration lane into Weyland Rd

Installation barriers for the protection of motorists

installation of lighting to improve the intersection with Weyland Rd

Thanks to - http://www.northernexpressway.sa.gov.au ... news#lnews
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its mostly pavement rehabilitation to the bardavcol section and some minor modifications to the mallala road bridge
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disappointing that this project receives much positive media interest

Heaslip Road Interchange opened to traffic the other day
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raulduke wrote:disappointing that this project receives much positive media interest

Heaslip Road Interchange opened to traffic the other day
Yep, i drove over it this morning.

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raulduke wrote:disappointing that this project receives much positive media interest

Heaslip Road Interchange opened to traffic the other day
I assume you mean it is disappointing that it doesn't receive much positive media interest, unless you have a reason to dislike it?
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no, what i meant to say is that it is disappointing it doesnt get a lot of positive media interest, for such a large and important project
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Also, whats the deal with the lowered speed limit on port wakefield road?

South of Ryans road is now 80 kmph.

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Hooligan wrote:Also, whats the deal with the lowered speed limit on port wakefield road?

South of Ryans road is now 80 kmph.
Safety I would say.

It would not suprise if it is ultimately made 80 from the Waterloo Corner Road intersection or thereabouts. The Roe/Tonkin/Reid Highways in Perth (which are more limited access than Port Wakefield Road) have speed limits of 80 across the signalised intersections.
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Why have they alienated the alignment of all the interchanges that cross over the expressway? Now the road geography of the area is all jumbled. I liked it back in the day when the streets intersected at right angles and were proportionate to one another. Is it too much to ask for a little perfection in urban planning? The trend these days of curvy roads and dead ends is really starting to piss me off.

That; or I need to stop playing SimCity so much. :P
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Shuz wrote:That; or I need to stop playing SimCity so much. :P
Perhaps most of Adelaide's old fashioned road engineers moved to Perth.
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Shuz wrote:Why have they alienated the alignment of all the interchanges that cross over the expressway? Now the road geography of the area is all jumbled. I liked it back in the day when the streets intersected at right angles and were proportionate to one another. Is it too much to ask for a little perfection in urban planning? The trend these days of curvy roads and dead ends is really starting to piss me off.

That; or I need to stop playing SimCity so much. :P
the interchanges are offline from the existing roads because it saves the community time in traffic management which also has obvious economic benefits to the proponent. it would be silly to build the road online with the existing road (say heaslip road) and have detours in place for nine months.

the road has been designed to a queensland specification - not sure if they use roundabouts up there.
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I can understand the whole road detours thing; but why couldn't the wacky diversion have been the road detour whilst they rebuilt the existing road?
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I've been thinking the same thing shuz. all these windy bends piss me off

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