First sod turned and more jobs flow on next stage of North-South Corridor

The first sod will be turned on the $354 million Regency Road to Pym Street (R2P) Project, which will support approximately 210 jobs over the life of the project.

The Morrison and Marshall governments have partnered to deliver the next link in the 78-kilometre North South Corridor, with the R2P project to provide a new 1.8-kilometre motorway, connecting the South Road Superway to the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

Premier Marshall said the State Liberal Government has built a record $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works over the next four years to grow the eocnomy and jobs.

“This $354 million project forms part of our massive $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works as we continue to build South Australia and create jobs,” Premier Marshall said.

“We are working constructively with the Morrison Coalition Government to build congestion-busting infrastructure that will reduce travel times and improve road safety.

“In our last State Budget alone we announced seven intersection upgrades and two level crossing projects to bust congestion across metropolitan Adelaide.”

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said it was the vital next step in construction on the North-South Corridor that was already busting congestion across Adelaide.

“We have worked hand-in-hand with the Marshall Government to make this game-changing project a reality and today we start the next crucial link,” Mr Tudge said.

“It will mean a 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction and two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road, providing access to the surrounding community and local businesses.”

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said that once complete, this project would reduce travel times for the up to 53,000 motorists who use this section of South Road every day.

“The North-South Corrdior remains our number one infrastructure priority and the R2P project is the next piece of this 78-kilometre puzzle,” Minister Knoll said.

“Once this project is complete in 2022, motorists will not have to stop at a single traffic light between the River Torrens and Gawler as they head north into our beautiful regions.”

Senator the Hon David Fawcett said this latest stage of works on the North-South Corridor demonstrates the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety and reducing travel time throughout South Australia.

“$2.6 billion was committed over the next decade in the 2019–20 Budget for new road and transport infrastructure projects in SA,” said Senator Fawcett.

“Since forming government in 2013, we have committed $8.2 billion to SA transport infrastructure.”

The design includes:

  • a 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction (at-grade);
  • two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road, providing access to the surrounding community and local businesses;
  • an overpass over Regency Road (three lanes in each direction). Two lanes in each direction (at-grade) on the surface roads underneath;
  • left in and left out only access at Pym Street;
  • full access to and from the non-stop motorway at Regency Road;
  • intersection upgrade at Regency Road;
  • improved cycling and pedestrian facilities;
  • a grade separated pedestrian and cycle overpass over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street; and
  • landscaping and noise barriers.

The project is being delivered by the R2P Alliance, a consortium of McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd, Mott MacDonald Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Group Pty Ltd, with expected compeltion in 2022.

For more information on the North-South Corridor, Regency Road to Pym Street visit https://r2palliance.com.au/.