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Construction of South Road rail overpass complete

24 Jan 2017

Services on the Outer Harbor and Grange rail lines have resumed on schedule after three weeks of works, including the construction of a new rail overpass over South Road.

The overpass is part of the $896 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project and has removed the level crossing at South Road.

This level crossing was among South Australia’s worst. More than 150 Grange and Outer Harbor train services passed through the level crossing every weekday.

On average, the boom gates at this crossing were down for approximately a minute each time – nearly two and half hours during the day - causing frustration, distress and delay for motorists.

Removing the boom gates has already reduced congestion for the more than 50,000 vehicles which use the road every day and improve travel times for western suburbs train commuters.

The overpass and train line have opened on schedule due to the hard work of more than 110 dedicated staff working around the clock.

Thank you again to passengers for their patience and cooperation during this essential closure for these important major works on the road and rail corridors.