The $801 million North-South Corridor – Torrens Road to River Torrens (T2T) project in South Australia is now complete and opened to traffic at the weekend.
The joint Federal- and State Government-funded project involved construction of a four-kilometre section of non-stop road as well as a three-kilometre section of lowered motorway, providing three lanes in each direction from Overland Road to Hindmarsh Avenue.
Works also included six intersection upgrades, construction of an overpass of the Outer Harbour rail line as well as improved cycling and pedestrian routes.
According to the South Australian Government, 52,000 vehicles use this section of the corridor every day and the finished roadway will cater for an anticipated growth of up to 115,000 vehicles.
South Australian Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the T2T project would slash travel times and reduce traffic congestion.
“The lowered motorway will decrease travel times for South Australians when travelling between Torrens Road and the River Torrens,” Mr Knoll said.
Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall said the State Government was committed to completing the North-South Corridor project.
“Whilst the opening of the T2T motorway to traffic is an important milestone for the overall North-South Corridor, the job is not done yet. We have begun the initial works for the next section of the North-South Corridor, the $354 million Regency Road to Pym Street project,” he said.