An alliance of the South Australian Government Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure (DPTI), McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald has been formed to design and construct a project to grade separate the Oaklands rail crossing on the Seaford train line, approximately 13km south of Adelaide.
The current level crossing generates congestion on busy Morphett and Diagonal Roads, with boom gates down for approximately 25% of the peak traffic periods. Trains are also currently speed-restricted in and out of Oaklands Station due to uncontrolled pedestrian and cyclist movements across the rail corridor.
Once completed, the new crossing will improve travel times, enhance public safety and act as a positive catalyst for development and renewal throughout the local area.
The Oakland Rail Crossing project is an important component of the State Government’s Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan, which is aimed at enhancing the connections between people and places across South Australia.
John Mortimer, Mott MacDonald’s Australia general manager, said: “We’re excited to be involved in this city shaping project and look forward to working closely together with DPTI, McConnell Dowell and Arup. This project will deliver significant safety and transport efficiency improvements for the local and broader Adelaide road and rail networks.”
The final design will be completed by the third quarter of 2018, with site work due to begin mid-2018.