15 Jul 2015
Construction has begun on an $11.3 million upgrade of the inner city ring route to ease congestion and cater for an expected increase in traffic during construction of the Torrens to Torrens project.
The road upgrade will reduce delays for more than 70,000 drivers who use the Torrens Road intersection each day and more than 40,000 using Park and Fitzroy terraces.
It will involve constructing three lanes in each direction between Port Road and Prospect Road, with an extra city-bound lane also included on Torrens Road.
These works will fix the current traffic congestion along this route and will support the $896 million Torrens to Torrens Project, which will slash travel times for motorists, boost freight efficiency and create hundreds of new local jobs.
Local South Australian company Bardavcol won the tender to upgrade Park Terrace, Fitzroy Terrace and Torrens Road, supporting around 20 jobs at the business.
The tender was conducted in line with the State Government’s Industry Participation Policy, which assists small and medium South Australian businesses win Government construction contracts.
The works should be complete by December, weather permitting, and more information is available at www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/road_projects/park_tcefitzroy_tcetorrens_rd_upgrade
The T2T project is due for completion in late 2018 and will support about 480 jobs a year during construction.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
Works to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road, Duthy Street and Harrow Terrace, Kingswood will occur this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 April.
New traffic lights and more right-hand turn lanes will be added to the junction of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, in Para Hills, as part of a $7.23 million safety upgrade set to commence on Sunday.