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North-South Corridor

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2015 - Mid 2027
Estimated Project Cost:$5,082,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$2,991,500,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Charles Sturt,Corporation of the City of Marion,City of Mitcham,City of West Torrens
State:SA
Corridor:Adelaide Urban

Project Description

The Australian Government’s commitment to the North-South Corridor involves the upgrade of the corridor between Gawler in the north and Old Noarlunga in the south. The North-South Corridor facilitates freight movements to and from Adelaide Airport, the Port of Adelaide and surrounding industrial areas. 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. An upgraded North-South Road Corridor will improve freight transport productivity and decrease commuter travel times in Adelaide.

Key projects currently under construction as part of the North-South include the Northern Connector, Torrens Road to River Torrens and the Darlington Upgrade. The Australian Government has also recently announced funding for the Regency Road to Pym Street project and future priorities along the North-South Corridor, which are currently in planning.

Benefits

An upgraded North-South Corridor will improve 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 projects are expected to improve safety by creating a free flowing link along one of Adelaide's most important transport corridors and complete a non-stop 78 kilometre motorway between Gawler and Old Noarlunga.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $2.99 billion to critical projects on the North-South Corridor. Funding includes $400.5 million towards the Torrens Road to River Torrens project, $708 million towards the Northern Connector, $496 million towards the Darlington Upgrade, $177 million towards the Regency Road to Pym Street project and 1.21 billion towards future stages on the North-South Corridor.

Timetable

Work on the Torrens to Torrens project began August 2015.  Work on the Darlington and Northern Connector projects began in 2016.  Work is expected to be completed in 2018 on the Torrens to Torren project, mid 2019 on the Darlington Upgrade project and in late 2019 for the Northern Connector project.  Work is expected to commence on the Regecy Road to Pym Street project in 2019 and be completed in 2022.

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Project details last updated: 7/09/2018