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Torrens Road Level Crossing Upgrade

About the project

The Australian and South Australian Governments have announced up to $231 million towards the grade separation of the level crossing at Torrens Road, Ovingham.

The crossing is located near the fringe of the Adelaide CBD, on Torrens Road at Ovingham. An average of 23,000 vehicles pass through this level crossing each day.

The boom gates at Torrens Road (Ovingham) are down for approximately 22 per cent of the time during the combined AM and PM peak periods.

The junction of Torrens Road and Churchill Road is approximately 100 metres from the level crossing.

Torrens Road crosses the interstate rail line and the Gawler passenger rail line.

Grade separation of the level crossing, separating the rail line from the road, will lead to improved:

  • travel times for motorists
  • reliability for buses using Torrens Road
  • increased freight productivity
  • safety for all road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) by removing a road-rail crossing point

The project is in the early stages, with detailed planning commencing to determine the best solution, overpass or underpass, and early designs. Early works are expected to begin in 2020.

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 dpti.communityrelations@sa.gov.au or telephone 1300 794 880.