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Fact Sheets

Interesting Facts

Stage 1

  • More than 300 000 trees, shrubs and native grasses have been planted along the expressway. The growth of these plants in the first twelve months has been outstanding.
  • The expressway has four lanes with an 80km/h speed limit, reducing to 60 km/h over the Eastern Parade overpass.
  • A total of 1.7 million tonnes of recycled material was used for Stage 1 roadworks, which is equivalent to 75 000 fully loaded semi-trailers.
  • The expressway is expected to carry 40 000 vehicles per day in 2011, with 29 000 vehicles per day on South Road and 30 000 on Hanson Road . In mid 2006, traffic volumes along the expressway peaked at 22,000 vehicles per day. Currently, the expressway is carrying an average of approximately 19,000 vehicles per day.