Major works kick off to remove one of Adelaide’s worst level crossings

12 January 2017

SA Government: Major works have kicked off to remove one of Adelaide’s most congested level crossings at South Road, Croydon.

A new rail overpass will be installed separating Outer Harbor and Grange trains from vehicle traffic on South Road, reducing congestion and improving safety and travel times for motorists.

Acting Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Peter Malinauskas visited the Torrens to Torrens project today to inspect work on the removal of the level crossing.

More than 110 staff will work for the next three weeks to install the 720-tonne bridge structure which has been fabricated by South Australian Company Samaras Group.

By using prefabricated bridge sections and installing them in three separate sections, we have been able to minimise disruption to services on the Outer Harbor and Grange lines.

Preparation works that include pre-cast concrete retaining wall on the eastern and western sides of South Road have been underway for several months in preparation for the bridge installation.

Approximately 270 tonnes of Arrium steel will be used for pile reinforcement, rail tracks and concrete deck reinforcement.

When trains return on 24 January, the level crossing will be gone.

To enable these works to happen safely, buses have been arranged to replace trains on the Outer Harbor and Grange lines from 2 January 2017 to 23 January 2017.

 

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