Work begins on $245m Regency Road to Pym Street project in South Australia

WCN Editorial Team 13 Dec 2019 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The state government of South Australia has announced the start of construction on AUD354m ($245m) Regency Road to Pym Street (R2P) project, which is expected to create 210 jobs.

The R2P project includes an at-grade motorway from the existing motorway infrastructure to the north (South Road Superway), an overpass of the motorway over Regency Road and an at-grade motorway from Regency Road to Pym Street which will transition to lowered motorway infrastructure (Torrens Road to River Torrens Project).

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said: “This $354 million project forms part of our massive $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works as we continue to build South Australia and create jobs. We are working constructively with the Morrison Coalition Government to build congesiton busting infrastructure that will reduce travel times and improve road safety.

“In our last State Bugdet alone we announced seven intersection upgrades and two level crossing projects to bust congestion across metropolitan Adelaide.”

The project’s design includes a 1.8km section of non-stop roadway, with three lanes in each direction. Two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road will offer access to the surrounding community and local businesses.

It will include an overpass over Regency Road (three lanes in each direction), with two lanes in each direction on the surface roads underneath.

There will be left in and left out only access at Pym Street, with full access to and from the non-stop motorway at Regency Road.

It will also include an intersection upgrade at Regency Road, with improved cycling and pedestrian facilities along with a grade-separated pedestrian and cycle overpass over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street and landscaping and noise barriers.

The project represents the next stage of the 78km North-South Corridor, connecting the South Road Superway to the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

Regency Road bridge assembly will begin next year and it is expected to be opened by the end of 2021. The overall project is expected to be completed in 2022.

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Image: South Road and Pym Street. Photo: Courtesy of R2P Alliance.

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