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Brighton Road Level Crossing Upgrade

About the project

The Australian Government and South Australian Governments have announced $171 million funding towards the grade separation of the level crossing at Brighton Road, Hove.

The crossing is located approximately 12km south-west of the Adelaide CBD on the Seaford line, on Brighton Road, between Sturt Road and Oaklands Road.

An average of 37,000 vehicles pass through this level crossing each day. The boom gates at Brighton Road (Hove) are down for approximately 20 percent of the time during the combined AM and PM peak periods.

Grade separation of the Brighton Road level crossing, separating the rail line from the road, brings a number of benefits, including improved:

  • travel times for motorists
  • reliability for buses which use Brighton Road
  • safety for all road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) by removing a road-rail crossing point
  • connectivity and liveability for surrounding areas

The project is in the very early stages, with planning work commencing to determine the best solution, an underpass or overpass, and early designs. Early works are expected to begin in 2021/22.

What’s next

Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of this upgrade and as planning progresses there will be extensive consultation with land owners, businesses and residents to help inform the preferred concept and design.

Further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please visit the Registration, Feedback and Suggestions page, email or telephone 1300 794 880.