South Road Superway - Building roads and knowledge

Preliminary road works as part of the $812 million South Road Superway are building knowledge as well as an alternative north-south link for business and commuter use.

 

The $30 million Superway early works on local roads are being constructed within a three-kilometre radius of South Road to ensure efficient traffic movement in and around the area during Superway construction.

 

Adelaide University’s second year civil engineering students – about 150 in all – toured the new Naweena-Gallipoli Link today with members of the South Road Superway project team.

 

The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) and South Australian civil engineering and construction company Bardavcol, have a long association with Adelaide University’s engineering faculty.

 

In addition to scholarships, both DTEI and Bardavcol provide guest lecturers, assist in developing assignments and tutorials as well as facilitate site tours for the course.

 

Civil Engineering course coordinator Dr Yien Lik Kuo was excited about the prospect of visiting the South Road Superway construction site given its breadth of engineering and survey tasks which forms part of the state’s biggest road project.

 

Dr Yien Lik Kuo said tutorials would follow this year’s tour with students asked to review a number of project drawings and undertake cost estimating and programming exercises.

 

Project commentary and a rigorous question and answer opportunity informed the students about the value of collaboration to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved with minimal disruption to daily operations.

 

Discussions with the students also focused on the collaboration between the project team, land owners and business operators.

 

 The local road improvements under construction include:

 

  • a new  road adjacent Naweena Road linking Grand Junction Road and Regency Road, including traffic signals at Regency Road and Grand Junction Road
  • a new culvert bridge across an existing drain between Cormack and Francis Roads, opening Davis Street to through traffic
  • a new access road between the intersection of Grand Junction Road / South Road and Rosberg Road linking with two-way access from Cormack Road, and
  • an upgrade of the Hanson Road/Grand Junction Road intersection and new traffic signals on Hanson Road near South Terrace.

 For more information about the South Road Superway project visit www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au or call 1300 638 789.