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North-South Corridor - Torrens Road to River Torrens

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2015 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$801,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$400,500,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Charles Sturt,City of West Torrens
State:SA
Corridor:Adelaide Urban

Project Description

The Australian Government has committed to completing the full North-South Corridor over the next decade. The three highest priority sections of the North-South Road Corridor are the upgrades of South Road at Darlington and from the Torrens Road to River Torrens and the construction of the Northern Connector.

The Torrens Road to River Torrens project is an integral part of Adelaide’s North-South Corridor initiative which will create a major 78 kilometre long non-stop traffic route between Gawler and Old Noarlunga.

The project involves the upgrade and widening of South Road from Pym Street to approximately 100 metres south of the River Torrens, including a 4 kilometre non-stop section of roadway (which incorporates a 3 kilometre section of lowered motorway) and the grade separation of two major arterial roads (Port Road and Grange Road).  Work will also include an overpass of the Outer Harbor rail line and improved cycling and pedestrian facilities.

The project is part of the North-South Corridor, which is a critical route for the movement of freight and business-related passenger traffic, connecting the Port of Adelaide, Adelaide Airport, the Islington intermodal terminal and other freight terminals.

Benefits

The Torrens Road to River Torrens project will upgrade the North-South Road Corridor, improving freight transport productivity in Adelaide. The corridor is a critical route for the movement of freight and business-related passenger traffic, connecting the Port of Adelaide, Adelaide Airport, the Islington intermodal terminal and other freight terminals. Improvements to the corridor will contribute to enhanced productivity and increased competitiveness for export industries.

The Torrens Road to River Torrens project will address the one of the highest priority sections of the corridor, providing relief from traffic congestion and improved safety at this critical location.  An upgraded South Road will not only improve north-south traffic flows along the corridor, but will also improve connectivity for east-west traffic by reducing delays at South Road intersections.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $400.5 million towards the $801 million project.

Timetable

Early works commenced in August 2014. Major construction work began in August 2015, and is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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Project details last updated: 24/05/2017