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City South Tram Line Replacement Project

The City South Tram Line Replacement project replaced the existing tracks along King William Street between Victoria Square (at the intersection of Gouger and Angas Streets) and South Terrace. The City South tram stop at the intersection of Sturt/Halifax Streets and King William Street was also replaced as part of the project. Some modifications to existing traffic arrangements and car parking were also required to accommodate the dedicated tram corridor.

New City South Tram tracks

The existing tram tracks between Victoria Square and South Terrace were constructed in the early 1980s and had reached the end of their useful life.

This section of track was the only remaining shared tram corridor in Adelaide's CBD and consequently experienced tram delays due to traffic congestion and right turning vehicles.

The project converted the shared corridor into a dedicated corridor for trams similar to elsewhere in the CBD. Providing a dedicated tram corridor improves the reliability of the tram network.

This section of track also had a high risk of vehicle-tram collisions and near misses. A dedicated tram corridor will significantly improve the safety of road users and tram patrons.

Works included the demolition and replacement of the existing tracks and concrete slab, adjustments to the existing tram overhead wiring system, poles, road resurfacing and line marking, tree pruning and new landscaping.

Modifications to existing traffic arrangements and car parking, along the project footprint, was also be required. These included a reduction in traffic lanes from three to two lanes in each direction along King William Street, rationalisation of vehicle right turns and modifications to some car parking along King William Street, including a reduction and conversion of some angled parking to parallel parking. Cycling facilities have been maintained along both sides of King William Street.

The details of these modifications were refined through the detailed design process and in consultation with the City of Adelaide and stakeholders.

New City South Tram Stop

The former City South Tram Stop was built in the 1980s and did not meet Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) requirements. The stop was upgraded as part of the project to improve safety, passenger comfort and accessibility for both northbound and southbound passengers.

Works included the demolition of the existing tram stop and construction of new platforms, shelter, signage and platform furniture. The platforms are accessible via upgraded pedestrian crossings.

Stakeholder engagement and business support

Input from local businesses and stakeholders has helped inform the design and construction methodology and timing. The way works were scheduled was heavily influenced by the input of local businesses. Both the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and the PTP Alliance would like to thank all businesses for the time they spent assisting the project team in developing the project methodology and schedule.

Works Notifications

TypeDescriptionDates & TimesAreas Affected
Construction works

Construction works – Minor Works Notification

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August 2019

King William Street between Victoria Square and South Terrace

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Night works and lane closures

Night works and lane closures – Early works notification - night and day works

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17 June - 6 July 2019

King William Street south bound from 7am – 3pm

King William Street north bound from 10am – 5pm

Various locations along King William Street between Victoria Square and South Terrace

Construction works 24/7

Construction works 24/7 – Major construction works commencing 1am, Sunday 7 July

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1am Sunday 7 July 2019 for three weeks, weather permitting

Full length of King William Street from Victoria Square to South Terrace, including 24/7 works, lane and speed restrictions and east-west access restrictions

Construction works

Construction works – Peacock Road site storage and welding area

From Friday, 28 June, until 7 July 2019

A site storage area will be temporarily established on the western side of Peacock Road from Friday, 28 June, until 7 July. The area will be reduced to one lane northbound only, with speed restrictions in place. This dedicated area will be used to store and weld rail in preparation for the major construction works. Parking along the Peacock Road northbound lane adjacent this site will also be temporarily removed whilst these works are in progress. Current parking arrangements along the southbound lane of Peacock Road will remain.

Night works and lane closures

Night works and lane closures – Night Works Notification 3 June to 13 June 2019 - Installation of new stormwater pipes and pits

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Starting 3 June 2019 until 13 June 2019, 7pm until 5am, with works completed 5am Thursday morning 13 June 2019, weather permitting

Along King William Street

Construction works

Construction works – Site compound set up - 69 Sturt Street, Adelaide. Storage of materials and vehicles

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End of May 2019 until the third quarter of 2019

69 Sturt Street, Adelaide

Speed and lane restrictions

Speed and lane restrictions – Traffic Investigation Works 22-23 May 2019

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Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May 2019 between the hours of 10am and 3pm each day

Starting at the intersection of King Willian and Carrington streets and progressing south along King William Street towards South Terrace.

Night works and lane closures

Night works and lane closures – Early Investigation Works including investigation of existing infrastructure, general underground services, drainage works and traffic signals

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Starting Tuesday 7 May 2019 until mid-May, weather permitting

Along King William Street from the intersection of King William Street and Carrington Street to South Terrace

Stakeholder engagement and business support

Input from local businesses and stakeholders has helped inform the design and construction methodology and timing. Engagement will continue with businesses, land owners, residents and the City of Adelaide. throughout the construction stage.

If you are a business in the project area and need information or support, please contact the team using the information below.