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Ovingham Level Crossing Removal

Project overview

The Australian and South Australian Governments have announced $231 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 project is in detailed planning and consultation stages to determine concept and preferred design. Early works are expected to begin in 2020 following the conclusion of detailed planning and design works.

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Online feedback closes on Friday, 31 July 2020.

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Latest News

On Monday 15 June 2020, The South Australian Government has announced its preferred design for the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project, elevating Torrens Road over the Gawler railway line.

The Australian and South Australian Governments have allocated $231 million towards the removal of the level crossing at Torrens Road, Ovingham.

A planning study to investigate a range of options to remove Ovingham Level Crossing is complete and a preferred solution determined.

After considering all options and the characteristics of the local area, the government’s preferred option is to grade-separate and elevate Torrens Road over the Gawler passenger and freight railway lines.

The preferred design also involves the elevation of the western end of Churchill Road, which intersects with Torrens Road approximately 100 metres from the Ovingham Level Crossing heading towards the city, so that it meets the elevated height of Torrens Road.

DPTI COVID-19 Response

To help safeguard the DPTI project team and the community, we are having implemented measures to manage the risk of, and our response to, contracting COVID- 19.

These include but are not limited to, increased hygiene practices and limiting face-to-face contact.

The project team will provide construction updated and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 794 880).

The will be no planned community event or information sessions until further notice.

Contract Award

Tender for the delivery of the project has been announced and it’s expected that a contract will be awarded late this year.

Project Time Frames

Early works are expected to commence later this year with major construction to start in 2021 and project completion anticipated in 2023.

Further information

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