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.
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.
The Australian Government has committed up to $4.5 billion to critical projects on the North-South Corridor.
The Torrens Road to River Torrens project began August 2015 and is complete. The Northern Connector project completed in March 2020. Work continues on the construction of Darlington Upgrade and is expected to be completed mid 2020. Work commenced on the Regency Road to Pym Street project in early 2020. Planning is underway on the North-South Corridor future priorities.