Several road projects in Adelaide's northern suburbs to get underway

Monica Gameng   |   November 20, 2022

Community and stakeholder feedback are now being sought by the South Australian Government for planning studies that will support the delivery of about $16 million worth of road, intersection and junction upgrades in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. 

“We are now inviting community members to provide their valued input into these road infrastructure projects for the north of Adelaide. This input will be vital to designing and delivering the best possible upgrades and outcomes for all road users. 

“This community engagement is an important first step in delivering on these election commitments to improve safety, access and traffic flow at these locations, and will capture the experiences and ideas of those motorists and others in the community who actually use these roads, junctions and intersections. 

“The planning studies will define the problems at each location, and either shape the designs for upgrades to which we’ve already committed, or identify improvement options to inform future investment decisions,” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Tom Koutsantonis said. 

The State Government is committed to upgrading or investigating future upgrades at several sites to help improve safety as well as access and traffic flow in those areas. 

Community feedback will help inform planning study or traffic investigation of the projects involved. The projects will include: 

  • Wynn Vale Drive upgrades: $7 million to plan, design and construct upgrades to the junction of Wynn Vale Drive and Bridge Road (and plan for future upgrades at Wynn Drive and The Golden Way), in Gulfview Heights and Wynn Vale 
  • Northern Suburbs local roads initiative: $5 million to plan, design and construct upgrades to The Grove Way junctions with Canterbury Drive, Green Valley Drive and Atlantis Drive, and the junction of Main North Road and Target Hill Road, all located in Salisbury Heights or Golden Grove 
  • John Rice Avenue and Haydown Road junction upgrade: $1.5 million to plan, design and construct a roundabout at this intersection in Craigmore 
  • Community led road management plan for Nelson Road: $300,000 to conduct a study to identify initiatives to reduce congestion and improve safety on Nelson Road, from Wright Road to McIntyre Road 
  • Curtis Road and Dalkeith Road planning study: $250,000 for a planning study to inform future infrastructure requirements for Curtis and Dalkeith roads in the Playford City and Gawler council areas 
  • Main North Road and Regency Road intersection planning study: $250,000 to further investigate traffic issues at and around the intersection of Main North and Regency roads in Prospect, Enfield and Sefton Park 
  • Mawson Lakes Local Area Plan: $100,000 to review local accessibility in the vicinity of the Mawson Lakes Interchange, and analyse options for addressing these problems 

NREC-02-Project-overview-map-v12Projects map (source: Department for Infrastructure and Transport)

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has commenced engagement, allowing community members to provide their feedback on the planning studies and traffic investigations for the seven projects. On the other hand, community engagement that includes a community survey and face-to-face activities for the Mawson Lakes Local Area Plan will commence in the New Year. 

“During the campaign, residents in King made it clear they were frustrated about traffic congestion in the local area, and that they wanted to see action being taken to rectify the matter. 

“We committed to making driving in the area safer, quicker and more convenient – and I am so pleased that we are delivering on that commitment,” Member for King Rhiannon Pearce said. 

The South Australian Government has partnered with the City of Playford to fund and deliver a traffic management plan at Blake’s Crossing. The first round of consultations for this project is already underway. A survey that is aimed at understanding local residents’ traffic experiences in the area is open for submission until 1 December 2022. 

Engagement with stakeholders and the community is crucial to the successful design and delivery of the projects that are in varying stages of procurement and development. 

Source: Premier of South Australia – News; Infrastructure Magazine; Government of South Australia – Department for Infrastructure and Transport 

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