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Portrush and Magill Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

The Australian and South Australian Governments have announced $98 million joint funding for the upgrade of the Magill and Portrush Roads intersection, with the cost shared equally.

The Australian Government commitment is part of the Commonwealth Urban Congestion Fund. The State Government’s contribution addresses recommendations of the State Government’s Keeping Metro Traffic Moving Report. The report identifies this intersection as a priority location for treatments that address road congestion and keep traffic flowing

The intersection of Portrush Road and Magill Road is part of the National Land Transport Network and forms part of the Outer Ring Route, which is a major traffic route and freight route.  Both Portrush and Magill Roads are also high frequency public transport corridors.

The upgrade will:

  • improve travel times
  • improve safety for all users
  • improve network reliability
  • improve economic productivity.

Early works are planned to start in mid 2020.

DPTI COVID-19 Response

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 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).

There will be no planned community events or information sessions until further notice.

Community Information Sessions

Community and stakeholder consultation is important for the successful delivery of this project. We are seeking your feedback on the proposed design of the intersection upgrade.

Community Information sessions were held at the Field of Dreams Church Hall on Wednesday, 12 February and Saturday 15 February . We thanks those that attended and provided feedback on the concept plan.

If you were unable to attend the information session and wish to find out more about the project or register for future updates, you can contact the project team using the following details:

Feedback on the draft concept design can be provided up to 5pm Wednesday 18 March 2020.

You can view the draft concept design and read the latest project notification on the links below:

Click here to view the concept map

Click here to view the Portrush Road Intersection with Magill Road Upgrade Notification

Noise Assessment and Demolition

A noise assessment will be undertaken during the detailed design phase of the project in accordance with DPTI’s Noise Traffic Guidelines consideration will be given to the use of treatments for noise sensitive properties. Noise from construction activities will be managed through a Construction Environmental Management Plan which will establish the mitigation measures and consultation requirements for different construction activities.  The security of adjoining properties during demolition of buildings and structure, during construction and on completion of the project will also be addressed.

The department is continuing to liaise with the community as the detailed design is developed. All feedback and concerns will be considered as the project team continue through the design process to identify a solution that balances the needs of the project’s various stakeholders.

Further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please: