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    Quote Originally Posted by mizone View Post
    That is a major nightmare. I was in Sydney and flew a week later to LA. The guy in my Uber was complaining but all I could think of is this is still better than Pennant Hill Road.

    Say, you lot finished that motorway between western Sydney and Canberra? I dunno it's name. I think it's M5, but I went down it first in 2012 and it was still under construction when I was out that way a two years ago.
    That one was redundant by the time it was finished, like all Sydney infrastructure projects (current lot hopefully exception). Been in a state of constant upgrade and some big change in progress now. Latest:
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    No road in Sydney is worse than the 405 in LA. It can take you 2hrs to go 50km over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLI355 View Post
    No road in Sydney is worse than the 405 in LA. It can take you 2hrs to go 50km over there.
    Not sure mate. I was there a few months ago and I'd rate Sydney peak hour (or Saturday morning) traffic just as bad. Try driving to the city from Castle Hill, Hornsby or Brookvale. Thats at least 80-90min.
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    New Westconnex Tunnel (Ashfield to Concord)

    Hornsby to alongside Campbelltown last night via PHR, M2 and M7 was over $10 in tolls and took closer to 2 hours. Its 70 km but if you were going to Campbelltown you’d be in a parking lot of a left lane for ages...
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    Because snotta mentioned Brookvale, I just checked Google Maps for Manly-Warringah Leagues Club to 400 George St Sydney arriving at 8:45am; that's 75min for 17km.
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    Used it today

    Very nice

    Have requested the speed limit be increased to 90km/h
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatz View Post
    Used it today

    Very nice

    Have requested the speed limit be increased to 90km/h
    But if they change the limit to a more natural (and hence safer) one for the road conditions, the chances of someone accidentally slipping over & paying an extra random road-usage toll are lower.
    That ain't happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLI355 View Post
    No road in Sydney is worse than the 405 in LA. It can take you 2hrs to go 50km over there.
    25km/h average, thats regular driving on a typical day in Sydney.

    Ive been in LA when its 3 hours from DT to SaMo. 15miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent from punchy View Post

    Ive been in LA when its 3 hours from DT to SaMo. 15miles?
    Just catch public transport then

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    took the Ashfield entrance a couple of times this week heading west, obviously school holidays but almost zero traffic mid morning, probably saved 15 to 20 mins, will uses again

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    used this last few days, GPS flips out cause google hasn't managed to get their act together to predict times, looks like its gonna save time but then just chuck you out onto another bottle neck at peak hour. Cool that it got built, suck they blew up half of haberfield to do it but that's city life.

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