Construction contracts out the door to bust congestion and create jobs

Expressions of Interest have been released for the construction of $73 million of congestion busting and job creating intersection upgrades around Adelaide. 

EOIs have been released for the $60 million Goodwood Road, Springbank Road and Daws Road intersection Upgrade and the $13 million Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade. 

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said investment in infrastructure would play a critical role in the Commonwealth’s JobMaker plan and help the South Australian economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Today’s announcement means we are getting on with the job of delivering key infrastructure in Adelaide and indeed across South Australia,” Mr Tudge said. 

“We want construction underway on priority upgrades that will bust congestion, increase productivity, improve safety, and boost jobs at a time we need it most.”

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said these important intersection upgrades were part of the Marshall Government’s $12.9 billion pipeline of job creating infrastructure works. 

“We are delivering a record level of infrastructure over the next four years to build better roads, safer roads and reduce travel times around Adelaide,” said Minister Knoll. 

“These road and intersection upgrades will improve safety for all roads users and reduce travel times to help get South Australians home faster and safer.” 

Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said she was very pleased to see the Springbank-Goodwood-Daws Roads intersections a step closer to being fixed for our local community.
 
“Local residents have put up with this intersection for years and the Morrison & Marshall Liberal governments are finally fixing it,” said Ms Flint. 
 
“We are busting congestion for everyone driving through this intersection to get to work, the kids to school, to the shops or to Flinders Medical Centre & Flinders Uni.

“Everywhere you look in our local area the Morrison Liberal government is getting people to their destination more quickly & safely whether it’s Springbank-Goodwood-Daws Road, Oaklands Crossing or at the Darlington Upgrade, & The Flinders Link rail line extension. 

“Importantly, all these projects create local jobs & local economic activity which has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Member for Elder Carolyn Power said this was incredible progress for our local community, with some residents sharing they have waited 40 years to see this intersection aligned.

“The Springbank Intersection is located near two schools, the Repat, and Bedford Industries so aligning this intersection will improve safety not only for residents but for school students and other users,” said Ms Power.

“I look forward to people in our local community being able to spend less time in the car and more time doing the things they love.”

Goodwood Road, Springbank Road and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

Goodwood Road is one of southern Adelaide’s major north-south arterial routes, with Springbank Road and Daws Road providing a key east-west connection. 

The current intersection is configured as two separate T-junctions, separated approximately 120 metres, laterally. This off-set configuration slows the flow of traffic in both the north-south and east-west directions, creating congestion and causing safety risks. 

With an Annual Average Daily Traffic of approximately 60,000 vehicles through the intersection, it is currently operating at capacity in both the AM and PM peak periods with signal phasing and traffic lanes fully utilised creating congestion and causing safety risks. 

Between 2014-2018, there were 50 reported crashes, consisting of two serious injury crashes, 18 minor injury crashes, and 30 property damage crashes. 

The project is jointly funded by the Morrison and Marshall Governments and is expected to support approximately 48 full time equivalent jobs per year, over the life of the project.

Early works commenced in June 2020, with major construction expected to commence in late 2020, and be completed by the end of 2021, weather permitting.

Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade

Main North Road is a major traffic and freight route that connects the northern parts of metropolitan Adelaide with Adelaide’s Central Business District, with both Main North Road and McIntyre Road also identified as major cycling routes.

With an Annual Average Daily Traffic of approximately 81,550 vehicles through the intersection, it is currently operating at capacity in both the AM and PM peak periods with signal phasing and traffic lanes fully utilised creating congestion and causing safety risks. 

Between 2014-2018, there have been 77 reported crashes, consisting of one fatality, two serious injury crashes, 23 minor injury crashes, and 51 property damage crashes. 

The project is jointly funded by the Morrison and Marshall Governments, and is expected to support approximately 16 full time equivalent jobs per year, over the life of the project.

Early works are expected to commence in the coming months, with major construction expected to commence in late 2020. Project completion is expected in mid-2021, weather permitting.

Media Contact:

Minister Tudge – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923
Minister Knoll – David Franchitto 0466 496 963