Building grade separations to bust congestion and cut travel times

The Marshall Liberal Government is building infrastructure and busting congestion, with $402 million to be delivered in the 2019-20 State Budget for two grade separations.

The $231 million Torrens Road (Ovingham) and $171 million Brighton Road (Hove) grade separations are equally and jointly funded by the Marshall and Morrison Governments.

The combined $402 million for two grade separations builds on the $305 million of intersection upgrades committed to by the Marshall and Morrison Governments, totalling $707 million for congestion busting infrastructure, including:

  • $98 million to upgrade the intersection of Magill Road and Portrush Road
  • $61 million to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road and Fullarton Road
  • $60 million to upgrade the intersections of Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Roads
  • $35 million to upgrade the intersection of Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road
  • $19 million to upgrade the intersection of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace
  • $19 million to upgrade the intersection of Grand Junction/Hampstead/Briens Roads
  • $13 million to upgrade the intersection of Main North, Kings and McIntyre Roads.

“The State Liberal Government is building congestion busting infrastructure to cut travel times for motorists and improve safety on our roads,” said Premier Marshall.

“We are partnering with the Federal Liberal Government to deliver two grade separations and seven intersection upgrades in the upcoming State Budget.

“This massive investment will mean South Australians spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with their loves ones at home.

“Building this infrastructure will support the population growth we are striving for in South Australia.”

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said these two grade separations would remove two notorious crossings along Adelaide two busiest train lines.

“The Seaford and Gawler train lines are our most heavily patronised train lines and when the boom gates come down, it frustrates motorists on their way to work or home,” said Minister Knoll.

“In fact, we know that during peak periods at the Brighton Road level crossing, the boom gates are down for about 20% of the time – or about 25 minutes.

“That’s why we are building these grade separations – to bust congestion and cut travel times.”