26 Apr 2017
Train services on the Outer Harbor and Grange lines have resumed after a 10-day closure in which almost 50,000 hours of construction work was undertaken.
Gawler line train services resumed last week after a 7-day closure as part of the same works on the $238m Torrens Rail Junction Project.
More than 375 people were employed during the closure for works including:
More than 400 tonnes of reinforcing steel was used during the closure – part of an estimated 6,000 tonnes expected for the project to be sourced from Arrium.
Also during the closure approximately 250 piles were drilled and constructed.
The Torrens Rail Junction Project will increase the flow of freight by removing a major pinch-point in Adelaide’s rail freight and road networks.
The project will separate the interstate freight rail line from the Outer Harbor passenger line and build a rail underpass at Park Terrace removing the level crossing which holds up traffic for more than two hours every weekday.
For more information visit the Torrens Rail Junction Project website.
Get your walking shoes on this Friday, 19 May 2017, for National Walk Safely to School Day.
To demonstrate the safety benefits of newer cars, ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) crash tested a 2015 Toyota Corolla with a 1998 Toyota Corolla. The test found that the driver of the older Corolla would likely have died as a result of the 64km/h collision, whereas the driver of the newer Corolla — which has a five-star safety rating — would have sustained minor injuries.
Safety will soon be improved at the Angle Vale Road intersection with Curtis Road and McGee Road at Penfield Gardens.
A total of 52 kilometres of audio tactile linemarking will be installed on various roads in the northern area of South Australia with works commencing Wednesday, 5 April 2017.