Tender call for early works on North-South Corridor

Media Release

JB109/2014

16 October 2014

Joint release with:

Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP

SA Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

The Australian and South Australian Governments are getting on with building world class infrastructure by today opening the tender call for two early works projects for the North-South Corridor, Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

The projects include an $11 million upgrade of the South Road and Richmond Road intersection and an $8.8 million duplication of James Congdon Drive, Mile End South.

The tender includes widening for an additional south bound lane on South Road at the intersection with Richmond Road and the provision of an additional city bound lane on Richmond Road between South Road and Railway Terrace.

In addition to this, James Congdon Drive will be duplicated between South Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive with an additional right turn lane provided from South Road.

Upon completion, these upgrades will improve capacity and reduce delays for the thousands of motorists that use these sections along South Road every day.

These projects will also ease traffic congestion when major construction works on the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project gets underway in the second half of next year.

Major works on the upgrades are expected to commence in January 2015, and be completed by October 2015, weather permitting.

This is another example of the Australian and State Governments delivering on our shared plan to create new jobs and grow the South Australian economy so everyone can prosper.

These projects will facilitate the future major works for the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project as part of the North-South Corridor upgrade, which will upgrade a 3.7 kilometre section of South Road, of which 2.5 kilometres will provide non-stop travel.

For further information call the project team on 8343 2102 or visit www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au