Scope extension

On, Saturday 12 December 2015, the South Australian and Australian Governments announced the extension of the existing Torrens Road to Torrens River Project to include the section of South Road between Pym Street and Torrens Road in Croydon Park.

The extension will result in the grade separation of South Road and Torrens Road and extend the lowered motorway by approximately one kilometre. All works will be completed within the current approved $801 million budget and completed within the original timeframe; in 2018.

The concept design includes:

  • An extension of the lowered motorway beneath Torrens Road returning to grade near Pym Street
  • Improved signalised intersection at Pym Street
  • Parallel surface roads each side of the lowered motorway to provide access to the surrounding community and local businesses
  • Improved cycling and pedestrian facilities
  • Landscaping and noise barriers (where required)

Safety and travel efficiency will be significantly improved with the extension of the lowered motorway beneath the Torrens Road intersection.

To view the concept design for the scope extension please click here.

For more information on the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project scope extension please click here.

Project Scope

The Torrens Road to River Torrens Project will deliver a 4km non-stop roadway (incorporating 3 km lowered motorway), between Ashwin Parade, Torrensville, and Pym Street, Croydon Park, providing significant travel time saving to commuters and freight.

The T2T Project is being jointly funded by The Australian and South Australian Governments, both committing $400.5 million towards the project for a total project cost of $801 million.

The project is due for completion in 2018.

The concept design includes:

  • A 4 kilometre non-stop section of roadway (incorporating the lowered road section) between Pym Street, Croydon Park, and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville
  • A 3 kilometre section of lowered non-stop motorway from Pym Street, Croydon Park to Gawler Avenue, West Hindmarsh
  • Parallel surface (at-grade) roads along the length of the lowered motorway to connect most local roads and arterial roads to South Road
  • An overpass of the Outer Harbor railway line
  • Intersection upgrades at Pym Street, Torrens Road, Hawker Street, Port Road and Grange Road.
  • Improved cycling and pedestrian facilities
  • Landscaping and noise barriers (where required).

The lowered non-stop motorway will provide three lanes in each direction, up to 8 metres below the existing surface of South Road. This design has taken into consideration the future transport needs of Adelaide and allows for connection to other parts of the non-stop North-South Corridor when the adjoining sections of South Road are upgraded in the future.

To view design including the scope extension for the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project please click here.