Removing the level crossing at Oaklands Station
The Oaklands rail crossing is located 12.8km south of Adelaide on the Seaford rail line at the intersection of Morphett and Diagonal roads. The $174 million project is being jointly funded by the Australian Government ($95 million), the State Government ($74 million) and the City of Marion ($5 million).
Each day an average of 42,000 vehicles use Morphett Road south of Oaklands Crossing. North of the crossing an average of 33,200 vehicles use Diagonal Road and 8,700 use Morphett Road.
The crossing creates congestion and traffic delays on Morphett and Diagonal roads due to the level crossing over the Seaford rail line. The boom gates restrict motorists from crossing the rail line for approximately 25% of peak traffic periods. The project will:
- improve travel times and reduce travel time variability for vehicles - commuter, business and freight - using the crossing
- improve safety by removing the level crossing and lowering the rail line under the road
- improve cycling and walking access and safety by installing new pedestrian bridges, pathways and activated crossings
- increase the total number of commuter car parks by 50
- have the potential to act as a catalyst for development and renewal in the area.
Local industry participation will be a focus in line with the South Australian Industry Participation Policy, promoting the use of South Australian businesses, suppliers and workers.