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New temporary traffic arrangements as part of the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

21 June 2021

Works to implement new temporary traffic arrangements around the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project will commence Monday, 21 June, which will affect Torrens Road, Churchill Road and some surrounding streets.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport advises day and night works will be undertaken on Torrens Road and Churchill Road from Monday, 21 June to Thursday, 24 June, weather permitting, in preparation for a traffic switch. Speed and lane restrictions will be in place.

Work will then be undertaken in the area from 7pm Friday, 25 June until 5am Monday, 28 June to implement the traffic switch.

From 7pm Friday, 25 June until approximately 8pm Saturday, 26 June, road users will be unable to turn right from Torrens Road into Churchill Road.

From midnight Saturday, 26 June until 5am Monday, 28 June, Torrens Road, between Chief Street and Park Terrace, will be periodically closed.

The following temporary arrangements will be in place until the first quarter of 2022:

  • From Monday, 21 June, only left in and left out movements will be permitted at the Myrtle Street and Churchill Road intersection.
  • From 7pm Friday, 25 June, road users will be temporarily unable to turn right from Churchill Road into Torrens Road or turn left from Torrens Road into Churchill Road. A detour will also be in place for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Stop 8 Churchill Road (west side) will be temporarily relocated approximately 100 metres north from Friday, 25 June and Stop 8 Torrens Road (south-west side) will be temporarily relocated approximately 100 metres west from Monday, 28 June. Any temporary service impacts will be communicated at www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

This first traffic switch is an important milestone for the project, as it will enable construction of the bridge, as well as roadworks to upgrade the western side of the Churchill Road and Torrens Road intersection.

Road users are advised to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site.

The Australian and South Australian governments committed $196 million towards raising Torrens Road over the existing Ovingham level crossing, meaning motorists will no longer be delayed in traffic waiting for rail services to pass, saving valuable time and improving safety.

The crossing is located near the fringe of the Adelaide CBD on Torrens Road at Ovingham, and is used by an average of 21,300 vehicles each day.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023, weather permitting.

The Department thanks road users for their patience while these important works are being undertaken.

More information

View these maps for changed traffic conditions and alternate routes from 5am, Monday 28 June 2021 into the first quarter of 2022.

Find out more about the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project.