Two construction contracts worth $73M total up for grabs in South Australia

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been released for two road upgrade contracts in Adelaide, SA.

Up for tender is the $60 million Goodwood Road, Springbank Road and Daws Road intersection Upgrade and the $13 million Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade.

The Goodwood Road intersection is configured as two seperate T-junctions. Each junction is separated by around 120 metres laterally. The configuration is believed to slow the flow of traffic in both the north-south and east-west directions, creating congestion and causing safety risks.

As one of southern Adelaide’s major north-south arterial roads, Goodwood road sees around 60,000 daily vehicles. With 50 reported crashes between 2014-2018 the project is expected to be a boost to safety and congestion.

Early works began in June 2020 with major construction expected to begin later in the year. The project is expected to create 48 full time equivalent jobs each year, with an expected completion late 2021.

Main Road North is a major traffic and freight route, but also a popular cycling route. Seeing 81,550 vehicles daily, the intersection of Main North and McIntyre Roads’ is at capacity in both the morning and evening peak.

The jointly funded upgrade will create around 16 full time equivalent jobs per year during construction from late 2020 to mid 2021. Early works are expected to begin in the coming months.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said investment in infrastructure would play a critical role in the Commonwealth’s JobMaker plan and help the South Australian economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want construction underway on priority upgrades that will bust congestion, increase productivity, improve safety, and boost jobs at a time we need it most,” Tudge said.

Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said she was very pleased to see the Springbank-Goodwood-Daws Roads intersections a step closer to being fixed for the local community.

“We are busting congestion for everyone driving through this intersection to get to work, the kids to school, to the shops or to Flinders Medical Centre & Flinders Uni,” Flint says.

Member for Elder Carolyn Power said this was incredible progress for our local community, with some residents sharing they have waited 40 years to see this intersection aligned.

“The Springbank Intersection is located near two schools, the Repat, and Bedford Industries so aligning this intersection will improve safety not only for residents but for school students and other users,” Power said.

“I look forward to people in our local community being able to spend less time in the car and more time doing the things they love.”

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