EOIs begin for $231m SA Torrens Rd level crossing removal project

Monica Gameng   |   April 13, 2020

South Australia’s $231 million Ovingham level crossing removal progresses with the beginning of Expressions of Interest for major works on the project. This vital infrastructure is set to support jobs and local businesses during its construction. 

“Getting rid of this level crossing will improve safety on our roads and cut travel times for the 23,000 vehicles on average, that pass through the crossing each day. 

“It will also mean improved reliability on the bus network and crucial freight productivity,” Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said. 

This multi-million-dollar project is expected to support up to 120 jobs annually and according to Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll, the South Australian Government is fast tracking this project to help support local businesses and jobs. 

As we deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus, it is crucial for our economy, jobs and businesses that we continue building productive infrastructure in South Australia. 

“This project will support hundreds of jobs, provide more work for local businesses and improve our overall economic productivity,” Mr Knoll said. 

torrens-road-lx-upgradeSource: SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Removing the level crossing at Torrens Road will help improve travel times for motorists as well as improve reliability of buses that use Torrens Road, increase freight productivity, and improve safety for all road users with the removal of the road-rail crossing point. 

The Ovingham level crossing removal project at Torrens Road is going to be delivered under an Alliance framework. 

The State Government is inviting companies to register their interest in the delivery of this vital infrastructure project. A Request for Proposal is set to be called in late April 2020, which is part of the next stage of the development’s procurement process. 

This $231 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian Governments. 

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Source: Minister for Population, Cities and Urban InfrastructureSA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; PTP Alliance 

Monica Gameng
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