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Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

**Following the announcement of the Premier today, 20 July 2021, and in line with a Direction from the State Coordinator, the Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection Upgrade Project will be closed from 5pm tonight for the next seven days. During this time no works will be undertaken. If you need to contact the Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection project please contact 1300 942 559 or email dit.communityrelations@sa.gov.au**

The Australian and South Australian Governments are jointly funding the $19 million upgrade of the Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection. The upgrade is expected to support approximately 15 full-time equivalent jobs per year, over the life of the project.

Grand Junction Road and Hampstead Road are key to freight movement and the existing single right turn lane at the intersection causes problems due to the slow acceleration of heavy vehicles. There is a need for additional capacity on all approaches to the intersection to allow for this movement by duplicating the existing right turn lane.

On average more than 63,100 vehicles travel through the intersection each day.

There have been 91 crashes at the intersection in the past five years, including 28 casualty crashes. Approximately 45% of all crashes were rear end crashes.

The upgrade will improve the safety of the intersection and will reduce congestion for motorists.

Early works commenced in June 2020, with main works commencing in April 2021. Project completion is expected in early 2022, weather permitting.

The current proposed treatments for the intersection include:

  • widening of Grand Junction Road (east side), with the extension of the right turn lane onto Briens Road travelling northbound, signalised left turn lane onto Hampstead Road travelling southbound, and three through lanes on Grand Junction Road;
  • widening of Grand Junction Road (west side), with the installation of dual right turn lanes onto Hampstead Road travelling southbound and three through lanes on Grand Junction Road;
    • widening of Briens Road to accommodate dual right turn lanes onto Grand Junction Road travelling westbound and signalised left turn lane onto Grand Junction Road travelling eastbound;
  • widening of Hampstead Road, to accommodate the proposed treatments;
  • upgraded pedestrian crossings within the intersection, including new pedestrian crossing lights and ramps;
  • dedicated bicycle lanes on all approaches;
  • pavement construction and surfacing; and
  • new and upgraded traffic signals, road lighting, line marking, and drainage.

Hampstead, Grand Junction Roads Intersection

Please note, this is an artist's impression for illustrative purposes only. For further information download a copy of the current plan.

DIT COVID-19 Response

The Department will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

Engagement with community and industry is crucial and we will facilitate information sessions as much as possible to enable face to face engagement.  It is important to assist in managing these events that you register as requested to enable physical distancing as much as possible.

Community and stakeholder consultation

Community and stakeholder engagement is important for the successful delivery of this project. As part of the project’s early concept design and review process, DIT invited the community to provide their feedback on the proposed design of the intersection upgrade. This consultation concluded on 24 April 2020.

All feedback received from the community is being reviewed and considered by the project team.

Receiving feedback from the community is important and will continue to help inform the development of the design. Major construction on the intersection upgrade commenced in April 2021, with project completion expected in early 2022, weather permitting.

What's next?

Major works commence

The majority of the works will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, between 7am and 6pm.

Speed restrictions will be in place during the works, with lane restrictions to be implemented as required to ensure the safety of workers and road users.

Night works will be required on several occasions during major construction, commencing in May 2021. Advance notice of the night works will be provided as works progress.

For further information download a copy of the latest notification.

Night  works

Night works will occur from Friday, 2 July 2021 to Monday, 19 July 2021, weather permitting.

Hours of works are between 7pm and 6am, Monday to Sunday. A respite night, where no works are undertaken, will be provided each week throughout these works.

Works will be undertaken in stages on the south western and south eastern corners of the intersection and will include relocation of underground services, installation of new road lighting, construction of new footpaths, and laying of new asphalt.

For further information download a copy of the latest night works notification

Publications

Night works notification - July 2021

Night works notification - June 2021

Night works  notification - May 2021

Major construction commences - April 2021

Demolition works  - February 2021

Small Business Fact Sheet - August 2020

Night works notification - August 2020

Service relocation works notification - June 2020

Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection Upgrade - March 2020 project update

Hampstead and Grand Junction Road Intersection Upgrade Notification - June 2019

Further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please: