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Fullarton Road and Cross Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

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.

There have been 44 crashes at the intersection over the past five years (2013-2017), of which there were 19 casualty crashes.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be upgrading the intersection to improve safety and travel times for motorists.

The $61 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments. The Australian Government has committed $30.5 million from its Urban Congestion Fund, with the South Australian Government also committing $30.5 million.

The intersection upgrade will:

  • Improve travel times
  • Improve safety for all users
  • Improve network reliability
  • Improve economic productivity

The department will work with the community to ensure disruptions are kept to a minimum.

Detailed planning and design will commence this year, including community and stakeholder consultation.

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

Community and stakeholder engagement are an important part of the planning process and DPTI will continue to work with residents, land owners and business owners as the preferred option is developed.

DPTI will continue to work with community and business owners to ensure disruptions are kept to a minimum.

Further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please visit the Registration, Feedback and Suggestions page, email dpti.communityrelations@sa.gov.au or telephone 1300 794 880.