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February 19, 2013

Mine Access Road


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The infamous Port Mine Access Road commanded respect and focus to survive. Many didn't.

Technical Specs : 2 lane 24ft wide. 16 miles long, 9 miles valley, 7 miles mountain section. Design speeds: valley 50mph, mountain 30mph [20mph on difficult sections], ruling grade 12%, max elevation 3300ft.

Record time from Arawa Post Office to Panguna Pink Palace 16mins. Tony McDonald [260z] and 'Phantom' [240z 24valve] 1975.