Your commute between Gawler and the River Torrens looks like it is set to get a whole easier after it was announced the construction of six-lane highway has been bumped up to Infrastructure Australia’s priority projects list!
The South Australian and Federal Government have reached a funding agreement to go 50/50 on a $354 million project which will allow motorists to travel non-stop between Regency Road and Pym Street via three lanes in each direction.
The business case was filed last June by the former Labor state government along with a proposal to fund the rest of the Gawler rail line electrification.
“The 1.8 kilometre Regency Road to Pym Street section is the third project from Adelaide's North-South Corridor upgrade to be positively assessed by the independent Infrastructure Australia Board,” Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Philip Davies, has stated.
“Adelaide's 78 kilometre North–South Corridor is a key freight and commuter route, which is being progressively upgraded into a continuous motorway to support projected population and employment growth and provide reliable access to the city's CBD, the Port of Adelaide and Adelaide Airport. Once completed, it will be the major transport spine for Adelaide's north–south traffic.
“This proposal is to upgrade the section of South Road between Regency Road and Pym Street to a motorway with three lanes in each direction, connecting the South Road Superway to the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.
“Upgrading the remaining sections of the North–South Corridor continues to be listed as a Priority Initiative on the Infrastructure Priority List, and we look forward to receiving the final business cases for these projects in the future.”
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