Construction on the $885 million Northern Connector project has reached a new milestone with the Waterloo Corner Interchange overpass opening in South Australia.
The new overpass will take traffic from Waterloo Corner and Port Wakefield Roads over the Northern Connector, currently under construction, providing safer, signalised access to and from St Kilda and surrounding areas.
Once the Northern Connector project is complete approximately 10,000 vehicles are expected to use the Waterloo Corner Interchange each day.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the progress was welcome news for the Northern Connector project.
“The $885 million Northern Connector project is a six-lane, 15.5 kilometer motorway providing a vital freight and commuter link between the Northern Expressway, South Road Superway, Port River Expressway and the Salisbury Highway.
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“It forms part of the government’s $5.3 billion investment in public transport and road infrastructure across Adelaide and South Australia,” Tudge said.
Major works contractor Lendlease appointed local contractor LR&M as a key industry partner for the delivery of earthworks and bridge construction.
Approximately 14,000 tonnes of asphalt and 650,000 tonnes of fill were used to complete the interchange.
From Friday 29 March St Kilda Road will be permanently closed to through-traffic from Port Wakefield Road.