Pedestrian and cyclist overpass open
The pedestrian and cyclist overpass as part of the Regency Road to Pym Street (R2P) Project has officially opened to the public.
The overpass provides important east-west connectivity between Torrens Road and Regency Road, spanning 57m over the North-South Motorway and South Road surface roads. Weighing in at almost 95 tonnes, it provides 5.6m of clearance for large vehicles travelling underneath and includes anti-throw screens.
Manufactured and assembled ‘off-site’ by local South Australian company Bowhill Engineering, the overpass span was lifted into position by two cranes on Saturday, 20 February following a journey from Bowhill to Adelaide via Mallala and Truro.
Works including the installation of balustrades (post and rail along the sides of the overpass), fencing and lighting, and landscaping works along South Road near Pym Street were then carried out prior to the opening.
Minor finishing works will continue on the overpass for the coming months. The overpass will remain open during these works.
Thank you to the community for your patience during construction.