Albury Wodonga bypass now open

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 14:41
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A bit off topic but for those that travel the Hume highway you will discover the new freeway has finally opened at 11.00am this morning. This will dramatically cut off the travel time through the area.

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 14:51

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 14:51
Now we'll be accused of speeding in our trucks until RTA figures out their own device(bypass) has improved our trip times... Shouldn't take more than 2 years for them to work it out...

--->sour taste still in mouth from last week when I bumped into one of these incompetent gits...
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:25

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:25
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10 /10 for that comment mate, spot on
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:31

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:31
to a point... it was unwarranted on here though, shame there's no edit function...

I had one ground me for half an hour 'cause "The driving hours have been reduced, any competent operator should have been aware of this"... When I questioned his knowledge of driving hours he tore my log book to pieces, lucky I run legal...
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:44

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:44
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Not quite on the same wave length here mate

it was unwarranted on here though, shame there's no edit function...
What did you need to edit ???
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:56

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:56
My original statement wasn't in keeping with the theme of the post... I feel I brought the tone down where it wasn't warranted, would've been nice to retract it.

Although I meant it and I think it will happen, I should be more positive about the fearless folk who manage our national highways, after all I'm only out there once a fortnight or less...
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 16:01

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 16:01
So this is the bypass at Albury?
Thought the road bypassed Wodnga pretty well already, south of the Murray?

Worked in Wodonga a few years ago, and remember having to chase through Albury via the highway to get to the airport.
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Follow Up By: Kev M (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 16:55

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 16:55
Yep,

It connects at the end of the freeway near Wodonga

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 18:22

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 18:22
Thanks,

It will make a difference.
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Follow Up By: disco1942 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 16:56

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 16:56
Oldplodder

From your comment I take it that the Bandiana by-pass bit has not opened yet and the project not yet finished?????????

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 18:53

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 18:53
Sorry for any misleading, yes, it is open.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:24

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 22:24
Well after all these years Sesame St is Improving , Another favorite Law enforcment playground open eh, when did NSW start making the Hume 4 lanes ..........about 1974/5 and it still is not finished , RTA should bow it's head in shame
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Follow Up By: Middle Jeff - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 08:13

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 08:13
Hi Doug

As much as I hate to say this, because the RTA is slow this is a federal road that is why little jonny opened it, they took over the hume so it could be done quicker, but when you have a state labour and a federal liberal they really don't want to make each other look to good, well nothing happens.

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Follow Up By: disco1942 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:06

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:06
The RTA has very little input into the Hume. It is a federal road.

If the feds wanted to finish the Vic & NSW bits at the same time they should have put in at least 3 times the money into into the NSW side that they did into the Vic side. Albury - Sydney is nearly twice the distance that Albury - Melbourne is. Add to that there not many hills to negotiate in Vic compared with NSW. The Sydney Mittagong stretch cost nearly as much as half the whole Vic stretch.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:21

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:21
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[1]I know all about the distance and Terrain in NSW and fully understand it would take much longer but not 15 to 20 years longer , [2] , yes it is a Federal Hwy , did you see Federal workers , No of course not , just a mob of lazy Ba$tard$ who was there for the sake of being there, I lived in Wagga Wagga 1973/80 and they had on TV about a 2klm section of the Sturt Hwy was going to be upgraded about 4/5 Klm from the Sturt/Hume and they said it will be completed in 2 years , ....IT TOOK 2 Y E A R S , what a waste of tax payers money, that would have been about 1977.

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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 07:28

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 07:28
I thought it was supposed to open on Sunday so I came home from Yarrawonga expecting to get off at the Bandiana 'off ramp' and the thing wasn't open.

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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 07:46

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 07:46
It was only open to pedestrian traffic for the official opening. First booking happened 2 hours after opening. 1st prang was 4.5 hours
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 13:29

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 13:29
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Still off topic but I would be interested in knowing the waypoints of the start and finish of the new section as they appear on Google Earth?

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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 13:45

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 13:45
I don't use it much and certainly not all the way but can ping the Vic side when I eventually get on it. I'll submit htose results when i do them and won't be until next week sometime

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Follow Up By: disco1942 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:18

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:18
Don't bother- the photo data predates the earth works commencing. Besides which the resolution for half the route is RS.

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