Adelaide’s Glen Osmond-Fullarton road intersection taking shape

Artist's impression of the current concept plan for Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade.
Artist’s impression of the current concept plan for Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade. Image courtesy of SA Government.

The $35 million Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road intersection upgrade project in Adelaide is getting underway, following community consultations that have led to design refinements.

The project, funded  jointly by the South Australian and Australian governments, aims to bust congestion at a critical junction located approximately three kilometres south of Adelaide’s Central Business District (CBD).

SA Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said the project team had received 215 pieces of individual feedback about a range of issues during the consultation period, which provided valuable insights.

“The SA Government is building what matters to South Australians and that includes listening to their feedback on important infrastructure projects,” Minster Wingard said.

The project will now include the installation of traffic signals at the Main Avenue junction with Glen Osmond Road, with dedicated left-turn and right-turn lanes on Glen Osmond Road, to improve access and safety for local road users.

The existing Pedestrian Actuated (push button) Crossing (PAC) on Glen Osmond Road will be retained, but it will be relocated approximately 25 metres to the west. Another PAC will be added n Fullarton Road, just south of the intersection opposite the Arkaba Village Shopping Centre car park. Other changes to the design include improved drainage and planting of additional vegetation along the corridor.

The Australian Government’s commitment is part of the Commonwealth Urban Congestion Fund. Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the Fudn has so far been used to complete 75 projects nationwide.

“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 182 packages of work nationwide. The total number of projects that are now completed or underway nationwide is 75. By the end of the year, 97 (more than half) of the projects are expected to be complete or underway,” the Minister said.

The SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport will continue to engage with the community on the project and throughout its delivery.

Major construction works are scheduled to commence early 2022, with the project completion expected in late 2022, weather permitting.

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