The South Australian Government has greenlit the $55 million Gawler East Link Road project, which will link Main North Road to residential developments east of Gawler in Adelaide’s north.
The state government has been working with Gawler Council, developer Springwood Communities and local MP Tony Piccolo to identify a suitable road alignment to create the link between Main North Road and Calton Road.
“The Gawler East Link Road and associated traffic and community infrastructure delivery is a great example of how State and Local Government with the Private Sector have worked together to achieve positive community benefits,” said Gawler Mayor Karen Redman in a statement.
“The total investment in infrastructure for the Gawler East area is estimated at $80.1m and is expected to be delivered over the next 15 years.”
The new road will be a provide a single lane in each direction, including cycling lanes and new footpath.
The project includes new traffic signals and an upgrade of the intersection of Potts and Para roads on Main North Road, improvements to Potts Road and a bridge over the south Para River.
It will also provide an alternate route for existing residents in Gawler East to access Main North Road, helping to reduce vehicle traffic through the Gawler town centre.
The project will now enter the concept design phase for further community consultation.
It will support 110 construction jobs with main works to commence early next year and the project expected to be completed in 2019.
Tender for the main construction contract will be called later this year.