The Federal and South Australian Governments have jointly funded two major road projects aimed at alleviating congestion across Adelaide.
Construction will soon commence on both the Cross Road-Fullarton Road Intersection at Highgate and the intersection of Portrush and Magill Roads in Maylands.
The projects are part of the Federal Government’s Urban Congestion Fund package for Adelaide.
The projects are a big win for local motorists accessing nearby schools and amenities via the heavily congested intersections.
Each government will invest $30.5 million to upgrade the Cross Road and Fullarton Road intersection. This upgrade will deliver significant safety and travel time benefits for parents who are sick of the gridlock they face when dropping the kids at school, or picking them up in the afternoon.
Approximately 60,000 vehicles travel through this intersection each day and it is at capacity with travel time delays during peak periods. Historical crash data also indicates 44 crashes over the last five years (2013–2017).
Cross Road forms part of Adelaide’s Outer Ring Route, with both roads serving as important commuter routes for traffic to and from Mitcham Hills Area and South Eastern Freeway.
Each government will also deliver $49 million to widen Portrush Road on approach to the Magill Road intersection to ease congestion and ensure people spend less time stuck in traffic and more time productively at work or at home with their families and loved ones.
This project is in addition to the $35 million to deliver the long-awaited Goodwood/Springbank/Daws intersection upgrade.
The Federal Government has committed $5.3 billion in transport infrastructure since 2013 across Adelaide and South Australia.