The current level crossing generates congestion on busy Morphett and Diagonal Roads, with boom gates down for approximately 25 per cent of the peak traffic periods. Once completed the new crossing will improve travel times, enhance public safety, and act as a positive catalyst for development and renewal throughout the local area.
McConnell Dowell’s Australian managing director Jim Frith said of the award…
“We are thrilled to be working with DPTI and our project partners to build a rail underpass at this location. Minimising community and traffic disruption throughout construction, and maximising opportunities for local South Australian businesses to participate in the project, will be central to our approach.”
The Oakland Rail Crossing project is an important component of the State Government’s Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan, which is aimed at enhancing the connections between people and places across South Australia.
The final design will be completed by the third quarter of 2018 and site work is due to begin mid-2018.
The South Australian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure made the announcement today. Click here to read the Minister’s media release.