Golden Grove Road Upgrade Project underway

The Marshall Government has awarded the major works contract for Stage One of the $20 million Golden Grove Road upgrade to Civil & Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd, based in South Australia.

The Tea Tree Gully Council last night unanimously voted to honour their pre-state election commitment to provided funding to help deliver local government infrastructure as part of this project, including footpaths and storm water infrastructure.

The State Government is delivering on its important election commitment to upgrade the 3.4-kilometre section of Golden Grove Road between One Tree Hill Road and Park Lake Drive.

The project will be delivered in two stages and will support local jobs over the life of the project with Stage One works to occur between One Tree Hill Road to Kunzea Way.

Main construction works for Stage One, are scheduled to commence late 2019, and be completed in mid-2020.

“I welcome the council’s decision to put petty politics aside, deliver on its pre-state election promise and partner with the Marshall Government to deliver this important road upgrade,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.

“Importantly for the local community, the majority of council decided that fixing Golden Grove Road was the right thing to do and they voted to honour their pre-election promise.  

“The Marshall Government is now focused on getting the job done and fixing Golden Grove Road as soon as possible.”

Member for King, Paula Luethen said the works will include the construction of a new roundabout at the junction of Golden Grove Road and Hancock Road, sheltered right turn lanes at most unsignalised junctions, indented bus bays, and on-road bike lanes in each direction as well as improved pedestrian facilities.

“The local community will be ecstatic that the council has delivered on their pre-election promise and is now partnering with the Marshall Government to fix Golden Grove Road,” said Ms Luethen.

“This upgrade will improve safety and traffic flow on Golden Grove Road helping motorists to get home faster and safer.  

“I’m proud to be part of a Marshall Liberal Government that is fixing this long-time problem and listening to the voices of the local community that were ignored under 16 years of Labor on this issue.”

The timing of Stage Two works along with the upgrade of the signalised intersection of Golden Grove Road/The Grove Way/Yatala Vale Road, will be determined at a later date subject to the outcome of the planning study to investigate future public transport services and infrastructure in the North Eastern suburbs.

For more information on the project visit https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/road_projects/golden_grove_road_upgrade