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Monash Freeway roadworks (Vic)

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by paul_b, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. With all the concrete barriers set up from Warragul Rd to the Eastlink junction, it looks like they are widening the road on both sides. I seems to appear that the wire rope barriers may be in the way....... maybe they will be removed?? Bit of short sitedness if this is the case considering they only got put in a couple of years ago.


  2. Yeah I pass that section on the way to and from work.. The state government are not known for there long term visions..
  3. Now that the WRBs have been removed there, hopefully that wont put them back. Always get a bit nervous riding down that strait on my commute.
  4. From the Sitylink Upgrade page

    Warrigal Road to Jacksons Road
    Works for the section between Warrigal Road and Jacksons Road will soon commence. Negri Contractors will construct this section, which will involve:

    -Constructing an additional lane in each direction. The extra lanes will be provided in the centre of the existing freeway, which means no land acquisition on this section.
    -Widening of the Ferntree Gully Road bridge.
    -Additional pier protection at several bridges.

    Construction works are expected to commence in August 2007, and are currently scheduled for completion in late 2009. The entire Monash-CityLink-West Gate upgrade project is scheduled for completion in late 2010.
  5. Yep, you're right. But expand this to include all governments. Thing is, their idea of "long term" is a few months out from the next election. After that they do what they do to pamper to those who'll help 'em get back in next time.

    Sometimes that do set long term policies in place, such as "Melbourne 2030". You'll probably see that scrapped in favor of something else that looks catchy and has appropriate buzzwords. And already this particular one could be changed in order to cater for a developer wanting to build a new suburb north of MEL.
  6. PVDA predicts that they will just move them closer to the centre of the median and reuse all the bits and pieces to do it.
  7. Heffa predicts many riders attacking them with bolt cutters at 4 in the morning :p
  8. bonox predicts a laugh at anyone trying to cut a 20mm cable with bolt cutters
  9. touché :cool: