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Media Alert – Operation Moving Traffic – Right turn ban from Richmond Road onto Anzac Highway

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

31 May 2016

From 9.00 am Tuesday 31 May 2016, weather permitting, right hand turns will no longer be permitted from Richmond Road onto Anzac Highway.

This right hand turn ban was originally set to be implemented from Wednesday 25 May 2016, however was delayed due to weather.

This traffic change is one of the first milestones of Operation Moving Traffic (OMT) which is a South Australian Government initiative launched in 2015 to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of the transport network, which includes both roads and public transport and extends across Greater Adelaide.

OMT focuses on making the best use of existing road and public transport assets through a mix of short to medium term, low-cost actions.

These changes are being initiated to address safety concerns, in particular safety of pedestrians crossing the southern leg of Anzac Highway, as well as to improve the efficiency of traffic flow at this location.

The benefits of banning this right turn movement will improve safety by reducing the risk of right turn vehicle and pedestrian crashes.  It will also allow for more efficient signal operation during the inter-peak and off peak periods as the green time previously allocated to the right turn can be reallocated to other movements at the intersection.

The current right turn lane on Richmond Road will be replaced with a raised concrete island and right turn arrow signals will be removed. Additional signage will be in place to notify road users of the ban.

Works are anticipated to be complete by the end of the week , weather permitting. 

A 25km/h speed restriction will be in place during works where necessary to ensure worker safety.