The Marshall Government is putting its foot on the accelerator to deliver congestion busting intersection upgrades across Adelaide following its massive $11.9 billion infrastructure spend announced in the State Budget last week.
The government will be releasing two planning study tenders for six metropolitan intersection upgrades, which total $245 million of congestion busting infrastructure projects.
The two planning study tenders will inform the design and timelines for these projects and will include;
- First tender (outer metro):
- Portrush and Magill Roads intersection upgrade ($98 million project);
- Main North/McIntyre/Kings Roads intersection upgrade ($13 million project); and,
- Grand Junction and Hampstead Roads intersection upgrade ($19 million).
- Second tender (inner metro):
- Cross and Fullarton Roads intersection upgrade ($61 million project);
- Main North Road and Nottage Terrace intersection upgrade ($19 million project); and,
- Glen Osmond and Fullarton Roads intersection upgrade ($35 million project).
“The Marshall Government is wasting no time and working to get these projects shovel ready as soon as possible,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“We are determined to keep building South Australia, bust congestion, cut travel times and make our roads safer.
“We want to ensure South Australians don’t have to spend as much time stuck in traffic to and from home, work or where ever they may be heading.
“That’s why we’re getting on with the planning works for $245 million with of congestion busting projects as soon as possible, the week after they were announced in the 2019-20 State Budget.
“These studies will support further design work for the intersection upgrades and will also inform early scoping works, the development of a delivery model and an indicative project timeline.
“We want to get this work done as soon as possible and ensure value for money for the taxpayer and that’s why the planning studies have been combined into two packages of three intersections.”