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Design set for $231M Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project

Downer EDI has been named the preferred proponent for the design and construction contracts for the $69 million Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal Project in Western Australia.

The preferred design for the $231 million Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project will elevate Torrens Road over the Gawler and freight railway lines.

The Federal and South Australian governments chose the design to reduce congestion for the 23,000 vehicles that use the intersection daily.

The western end of Churchill Road, which intersects with Torrens Road around 100 metres from the Ovingham Level Crossing, will also be elevated to meet the new height of Torrens Road.

Around 105 jobs are expected to be created each year over the life of the level crossing removal project.

Federal Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said getting rid of the Ovingham Level Crossing was an example of the SA and Federal Governments working together for the people of South Australia.

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“Not only will this bust congestion, but it will give the SA economy an essential boost and it will mean more local jobs,” Tudge said.

“At a time like this it is so important that we crack on with critical infrastructure across Adelaide and the rest of the state.”

Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll said the upgrade would save motorists time and improve road safety.

“At the moment the boom gates at this level crossing are down for around 26 minutes during both peak periods which causes traffic delays and frustrates motorists,” Knoll said.

Early works are set to begin later this year with major construction to be underway in 2021 and a completion date anticipated in 2023.

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