Motorists have received good news with the new Torrens Road Bridge opening to traffic from last week, as work on the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project progresses.
Traffic began using the new bridge which spans the rail line, which is as part of the $196 million project jointly funded by the state and federal governments.
We welcome the governments’ commitment to reducing travel times and traffic congestion at key level crossings across Adelaide.
RAA Senior Traffic Engineer Matt Vertudaches said an average of more than 21,000 vehicles traverse this level crossing daily.
“The opening of the bridge is good news for motorists and removes a major bottleneck in the north-western suburbs.”
“Project works are continuing, with some speed, lane and turn restrictions still in place, so it’s important to plan your journey ahead and take extra care when driving through the site.
“RAA has lobbied for grade separation at several level crossing to reduce traffic congestion and we look forward to the next major project on Marion Rd, to help ease congestion in the southern suburbs.’’
According to an RAA study earlier this year:
Mr Vertudaches said other level crossing which would significantly benefit from grade separation included the one at Kings Rd in Salisbury South.
The Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project is due to be completed next year.
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