Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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