Torrens North South Corridor

Torrens North South Corridor
Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure
228 – 230 North Tce, Adelaide
November 2013 – November 2016

Adelaide’s north-south transport corridor is the major route for north and south bound traffic including freight vehicles running between Gawler and Old Noarlunga, a distance of 78 kilometres.

This stretch of road provides a series of strategic free-flowing road links connecting the rapidly expanding industrial and residential growth areas in the north and the south, providing new opportunities for economic development.

When reviewing the projected growth of this transport corridor, the South Australian Government realised that the roadway would not be capable of handling both the volume and size of this traffic. As such, in addition to the funds allocated from the State Budget, it sought additional funding from the Federal Government to upgrade the route by creating a dedicated non-stop North-South Corridor, which were granted.

By mid 2014 almost 50km of the North-South Corridor was completed. New road links have been built between Gawler and Port Wakefield Road (Northern Expressway), Regency Road and to the Port River Expressway and between Bedford Park and Old Noarlunga (Southern Expressway Duplication). Traffic flow along and across the route has also improved with the building of Gallipoli Underpass and the Glenelg Tram Overpass.

Once completed, the 78 kilometre corridor will comprise of the following road links:

  • Northern Expressway from Gawler to Port Wakefield Road (complete)
  • A future Northern Connector from Port Wakefield Road to the Port River Expressway
  • South Road from Port River Expressway to the Southern Expressway
  • Southern Expressway from Darlington to Old Noarlunga

Demolition, asbestos removal and clearing the sites of various properties along South Rd, between Torrens Road and the Torrens River.

The demolition scope was undertaken in various packages which included 115 properties – both commercial and domestic properties.

Restricted access.

Demolition of a large warehouse with the wall sharing a boundary with the rail corridor. Royal Park Salvage worked in conjunction with DPTI and the railway co-ordinators to ensure safe demolition without affecting train schedules. The shed had 5000m2 of asbestos deep 6 roofing, that required removal under current regulations.

All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
90% of all C&D waste was recycled.


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