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Northern Connector Project

Project Overview

The $885 million Northern Connector will be a six-lane, 15.5 kilometre motorway providing a vital freight and commuter link between the Northern Expressway, South Road Superway and Port River Expressway.

This project will focus on delivering economic benefits to the local South Australian community including creating 480 full-time equivalent jobs each year during construction.

  • At least 50% of all jobs to be filled by northern suburbs residents.
  • At least 90% of on-site labour hours to be undertaken by South Australians.
  • At least 20% of all on-site labour hours to be undertaken by ex-automotive industry workers, Aboriginal people, people facing barriers to employment and trainees and apprentices.

The Australian Government has committed $708 million to the project, with $177 million from the South Australian Government.

The project is scheduled for completion in late 2019.

Latest News

Hanson Road off-ramp closure and detour - night works

Please note the Hanson Road off-ramp from the Port River Expressway will be closed occasionally for night works until the end of December (refer to map). Further information including dates and times for these will be provided when works are scheduled.

Dates, Weather Permitting:

  • 8pm Wednesday, 20 November, until 5am Thursday, 21 November.

South Road Superway off-ramp closure and detour - night works

Please note the off-ramp from the South Road Superway to the Salisbury Highway will closed for one night with a detour in place.

Dates, Weather Permitting:

  • 8pm Thursday, 21 November, until 5am Friday, 22 November.

Bolivar - weekend night works

As part of the Northern Connector Project, an intensive weekend night works program at Bolivar is required for construction of the Bolivar Interchange.

Location:  Port Wakefield, Hodgson and Bolivar Roads, Bolivar (refer to map).

Dates, Weather Permitting:

  • Weekend 1 - Friday, 15 November, until Monday, 18 November.
  • Weekend 2 - Friday, 22 November, until Monday, 25 November.
  • Weekend 3 - Friday, 29 November, until Monday, 2 December; and
  • Weekend 4 - Friday, 6 December, until Monday, 9 December.

New newsletter available now!

We have published a new newsletter for September 2019 to update everyone on the progress of the Northern Connector project.

You can access it here.

Latest News

Project Fast Facts

Updated Project Plan


Community Engagement


Major contractor Lendlease have established NorthHub – an employment, skills and training centre to help northern jobseekers secure some of the 480 jobs a year on average on the project.

NorthHubis a one-stop shop for vocational education and training, and other service providers to meet on-site with industry partners, subcontractors and workers.

A dedicated ‘Employment Development Team’ has been established to work closely with the Northern Connector Jobs Taskforce to maximise opportunities for local workers.

Please visit for more information.