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Managing traffic

Traffic flow

When construction works affect the arterial or local traffic network, traffic management plans are prepared to help minimise impacts to road users, as much as practically possible. 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.

Real-time traffic alerts

For real-time traffic information download the addinsight app for Apple or Android or visit the Traffic SA website.

SitePodium App

Stay up-to-date with the project via the new SitePodium app, click here for more details on how to download the app.

Traffic management strategies

To ensure the safety of pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and workers during the project, various forms of temporary and permanent traffic management will be in place including:

  • reduced speed limits;
  • road, lane and pathway closures;
  • road diversions and construction of temporary roads;
  • road barriers and fencing around the construction zone;
  • temporary traffic signals and stop-slow traffic controllers;
  • static signage;
  • temporary bus-stop relocations;
  • temporary parking restrictions; and
  • changes to pedestrian and cyclist access.

Communicating traffic changes

Advance notice is provided to the community about traffic changes in a number of ways, including:

  • Variable Message Signage and static signage;
  • email notifications to stakeholders and road users;
  • notifications to the local community;
  • via the SItePodium app;
  • information on DPTI and R2P Project websites;
  • DPTI social media updates; and
  • advertisements in local newspapers and on the radio.

Traffic conditions progressively change during construction and we ask that commuters are alert, patient and pay close attention to road signage. Where possible, plan your journey in advance and allow a little more travelling time.

Traffic management liaison groups

The R2P Alliance uses regular traffic management liaison group meetings with key stakeholders including DPTI, the Traffic Management Centre, Adelaide Metro, emergency services, and local councils.

Traffic management liaison groups allow key stakeholders to discuss and contribute to the planning and implementation of traffic management throughout the project. Key discussion points include:

  • safety;
  • community feedback;
  • timing of major traffic switches;
  • status of traffic operations and performance;
  • coordination with other nearby works and events;
  • emergency service access; and
  • communication planning for future works.

Pedestrians and cyclists

Temporary fencing, road barriers and signage are used during construction projects to delineate construction zones and ensure that motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can safely navigate around works sites. As works progress and access routes change, signage and notifications are used to advise pedestrians and cyclists of any detours.

To view changes to pedestrian access please click on the link below.


Dudley Park, Devon Park and Croydon Park Local Area Traffic Management Plan Development

Due to the completed Torrens Road to River Torrens Project and current Regency Road to Pym Street Project (R2P), there have been significant changes to the operation of the local road network in Dudley Park, Devon Park and Croydon Park.

An upcoming change in 2020 is that the final design for Pym Street will only allow left in/left out on both sides of South Road with no east-west through-movement. This will result in traffic redistribution in the local area and changes to bus routes.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure recently funded a study to assess the anticipated impacts of the R2P Project on the City of Port Adelaide Enfield’s local road network. This study identified that some roads will experience a significant increase or decrease in traffic volume.

Accordingly, the council has committed to developing a draft Local Area Traffic Management Plan (LATM Plan), for further consultation with residents.

A community meeting was held in November 2019 and subsequently, a Street Resident Committee was formed. The committee consists of a small group of local residents and businesses, with support from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the R2P Alliance. The committee will meet over the coming months to develop a draft LATM Plan for further consultation with the local communities.

The LATM Plan will address potential changes to traffic flows in Dudley Park, Devon Park and Croydon Park as a result of the R2P Project. If the predicted changes come to fruition, the LATM Plan will be implemented in stages with the majority of works to be undertaken following the completion of the project.

The LATM Plan applies to the area bound by Regency Road, Days Road, Torrens Road and the railway line. Council will work with the City of Charles Sturt on this LATM Plan, as the southwestern corner falls under its care and control. (See – Location Map)

For further information and updates on this project, please refer to Councils website: https://www.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/development/projects/local-area-traffic-management#dudleypark

LATM location map.

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