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The new section of the North-South Motorway has now increased to 80km/h.

Frequently asked questions

What are the project timeframes?

Main works to commence in late 2019. The project will be completed in late 2021.

How will traffic be managed during construction?

During peak hours (6am – 7pm Monday to Friday) the R2P Alliance will maintain two lanes in each direction on both South Road and Regency Road, and will maintain a minimum speed of 40 km/h. Night works and works carried out on weekends will require speed and lane restrictions to be put in place. Whenever construction works affect the arterial or local traffic network, traffic management plans will be prepared to help minimise impacts to road users, as much as practically possible.

How many lanes in each direction is there on the motorway?

The motorway has three lanes in each direction and two lanes in each direction for the South Road surface road. This lane configuration is in line with the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

Will access at Pym Street remain the same?

The final design for Pym Street only allows left in and left out, on both sides of South Road. Pym Street access was carefully considered through the concept planning stage of the project. This phase determined that an east-west bridge for vehicles was not practicable. There is nearby east-west access at Torrens Road and Regency Road. East-west movements will also be possible via U-turns at Torrens Road and Regency Road. An east-west pedestrian and cycle overpass is provided over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street.

From early August 2020 Pym Street became left in and left our only. Please click here for alternative routes.

Will bus stops and routes change with the changes to Pym Street?

Buses that previously crossed South Road at Pym Street were permanently re-routed from 10 August 2020 to allow for the change in local access at Pym Street. For more information on the bus routes and stops please click here.

How will pedestrians and cyclists be catered for once the motorway is constructed?

An east-west pedestrian and cycle overpass is provided over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street and there is a pedestrian crossings at Regency Road. For more information on the Pedestrian and cyclist overpass please click here.


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