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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 - TBC
Australian Government Contribution:$4,500,000,000
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 as part of the North-South Corridor include the Northern Connector, Torrens Road to River Torrens, Darlington Upgrade, Regency Road to Pym Street as well as North-South Corridor future priorities which is 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 78km motorway between Gawler and Old Noarlunga.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $4.5 billion to critical projects on the North-South Corridor. 

Timetable

The Torrens Road to River Torrens project began August 2015 and is complete. The Darlington and Northern Connector projects are currently under construction and work is expected to commence on the Regency Road to Pym Street project in 2020. Planning is underway on the North-South Corridor future priorities. 

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Project details last updated: 18/10/2019