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Fullarton Road and Cross Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

The Australian and South Australian Governments have announced $61 million joint funding for the upgrade of the Fullarton and Cross Roads Intersection, with costs to be shared equally.

The Australian Government commitment is part of the Commonwealth Urban Congestion Fund. The State Government’s contribution addresses recommendations of the State Government’s Keeping Metro Traffic Moving Report. The report identifies this intersection as a priority location for treatments that address road congestion and keep traffic flowing.

Cross Road and Fullarton Road are both important commuter routes, serving traffic to and from the Mitcham Hills area and the South Eastern Freeway.

Cross Road forms part of Adelaide’s Outer Ring Route (ORR) which plays a key role in moving Adelaide traffic efficiently and safely. The ORR is also a key freight route connecting to export and import gateways and intermodal terminals.

Approximately 60,000 vehicles travel through the Cross and Fullarton Roads intersection each day and it currently experiences travel time delays in peak periods.

Historical crash data indicates 44 crashes recorded between 2013 and 2017, of which there were 19 casualty crashes.

The upgrade will:

  • improve travel times
  • improve safety for all users
  • improve network reliability
  • improve economic productivity.

Early works are planned to start in 2020, with project completion expected in 2023.

an artist’s impression of the upgraded Fullarton Road and Cross Road intersection

Please note this image is an artist’s impression for illustrative purposes only, and not a final design.

What’s next?

A contract to undertake the detailed planning and design work that will identify the preferred option for upgrading the intersection was awarded to Jacobs in September 2019.   It is anticipated that this detailed planning and design work will conclude in 2020.

Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of the planning process. DPTI and Jacobs will engage with residents, land owners, business owners and other stakeholders as the preferred option is developed.  We encourage you to have your say while the planning process is underway (see our contact details below).

Please click here to view the Fullarton Road and Cross Road Intersection Upgrade Notification

Further information

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