Considering that there is no truck/car bypass of Adelaide the hills project does have merit.
When i drove back and forth to Elizabeth as i shocked at how many trucks run on the small Adelaide Roads.
IMHO Adelaide is Australia's most beautiful Mayor City, yet lack of new PT and the Hills By-Pass are Chocking it.
I also don't buy into this time sensitive argument how many hours are spent watching telly or surfing the Internet now a days)
(I ride my pushy most places from West Footscray and even bet my mate from Richmond back to home during peak hour.)
luznug, a "hills" bypass for trucks and cars?
I have often driven from the Barossa (Angaston/Nuriootpa) to Goolwa (via Mount Barker) and gone nowhere near the metro area, Likewise from the Barossa to Murray Bridge and places beyond. There are a number of good roads to do this (and yes there is a fair swag of semi's and B-doubles that use them)
One thing I find amusing is peoples lack of knowledge about some freight.
Just because there are lots of trucks traveling into (and out) of Adelaide to the south and also to the north does not mean the same trucks and loads are simply passing through Adelaide.
You need to look at where they are going, a lot of through truck traffic already by-passes the metro area.
Did you know there is a substantial amount of truck traffic that originates in suburbs like Richmond (just west of the city), Hindmarsh, Croydon. Not to mention areas like Regency Park, Gilman, Wingfield, Woodville North and the Le Fevre Peninsula.