Ovingham Level Crossing Removal
About the project
The Australian and South Australian Governments have announced $231 million towards the removal 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 both the interstate rail line and the Gawler passenger rail line.
Removal of the level crossing 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 detailed planning and consultation stages to determine concept and preferred design. Early works are expected to begin in 2020 following the conclusion of detailed planning and design works.
Click here to view the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal notification.
The contract to undertake the detailed planning and design work that will identify the preferred option for removing the level crossing was awarded to the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA) in August 2019.
Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of the planning process. DPTI will engage with residents, land owners, business owners and other stakeholders as the preferred option is developed. We encourage you to have your say while the planning process is underway (see our contact details below).
To help safeguard the DPTI project team and the community, we have implemented measures to manage the risks of, and our response to, contracting COVID-19.
These include but are not limited to, increased personal hygiene practices and limiting face-to-face contact.
The project team will provide construction updates and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 794 880).
We encourage the community to register for email updates.
There will be no planned community events or information sessions until further notice
If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please: