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Upgrading the Brighton Road, Hove level crossing

The $171 million Brighton Road, Hove Level Crossing is being jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments and has been identified by the State Government’s Keeping Metro Traffic Moving Report as a priority location for treatments that address road congestion and keep traffic flowing.

The Hove level crossing is located approximately 12km southwest of the Adelaide CBD on the Seaford railway line on Brighton Road, between Sturt Road and Oaklands Road. Brighton Road crosses two Adelaide to Seaford passenger rail lines.

An average of 37,000 vehicles travel through this level crossing each day.

Removal of the level crossing, separating the rail line from the road, will lead to improved:

  • travel times for motorists
  • reliability for buses using Brighton Road
  • increased freight productivity
  • safety for all road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) by removing a road-rail crossing point

The project is in the early stages, with detailed planning engagement commencing in October 2019 to determine the best solution, overpass or underpass, and early designs. Early works are expected to begin in 2020.

What’s next

The Public Transport Projects Alliance has been engaged to undertake the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Planning Study and community engagement is an important part of the planning phase. As planning progresses therewill be extensive consultation with landowners, businesses, residents and road users to help identify the preferred concept and design.

We will be visiting businesses and residents located near the level crossing to seek their feedback on the level crossing removal. We will also be holding community information sessions in the local area, providing opportunities to the wider community to meet the project team and ask questions about the project.

Please check this webpage for dates and venues for future information sessions or opportunities to get involved with the project.

Getting involved - register your interest and give us your feedback