The Australian and South Australian governments have announced $196 million towards the removal of the level crossing at Torrens Road, Ovingham.
The crossing is located near the fringe of the Adelaide CBD on Torrens Road at Ovingham. An average of 21,300 vehicles pass through this level crossing each day.
The boom gates at Torrens Road, Ovingham are down for approximately 22 per cent of the time during the combined AM and PM peak periods.
The junction of Torrens Road and Churchill Road is approximately 100 metres from the level crossing.
Torrens Road crosses both the interstate rail line and the Gawler passenger rail line.
Removal of the level crossing will lead to improved:
- travel times for motorists
- reliability for buses using Torrens Road
- increased freight productivity
- safety for all road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) by removing a road-rail crossing point
The South Australian State Government is delivering the project as part of an alliance with McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd, Mott MacDonald Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Pty Ltd, meaning a collaborative approach will be taken to complete the works.