State and federal governments have partnered to deliver the next link in the 78-kilometre North-South Corridor with the R2P project to provide a new 1.8-kilometre motorway, connecting the South Road Superway to the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.
Premier Marshall said the state government has built a record $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works over the next four years to grow the economy and jobs.
“This $354 million project forms part of our massive $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works as we continue to build South Australia and create jobs,” Mr. Marshall said.
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said it was the vital next step in construction on the North-South Corridor that was already busting congestion across Adelaide.
“We have worked hand-in-hand with the Marshall Government to make this game-changing project a reality and today we start the next crucial link,” Mr. Tudge said.
“It will mean a 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction and two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road, providing access to the surrounding community and local businesses.”
The project is being delivered by the R2P Alliance, a consortium of McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd, Mott MacDonald Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Group Pty Ltd. It is expected for completion in 2022.
The design for the corridor includes:
- a 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction (at-grade);
- two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road, providing access to the surrounding community and local businesses;
- an overpass over Regency Road (three lanes in each direction). Two lanes in each direction (at-grade) on the surface roads underneath;
- left in and left out only access at Pym Street;
- full access to and from the non-stop motorway at Regency Road;
- intersection upgrade at Regency Road;
- improved cycling and pedestrian facilities;
- a grade separated pedestrian and cycle overpass over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street; and
- landscaping and noise barriers.