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Frequently asked questions

What are the project timeframes?

Early works have already started with stage one of the main works scheduled to commence in late 2019. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.

Will the businesses on the corner on South Road and Regency Road be acquired?

The businesses on the corner of South Road and Regency Road will not be acquired. The R2P Alliance encourages the community to support local businesses.

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 will there be once the motorway is open?

This section of South Road will be upgraded to include three lanes in each direction for the Motorway 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.

What is the location for noise walls and what is the timing for the installation?

During September and October 2019, the project team commenced discussions with property owners about noise walls and any eligible individual noise treatments. Noise walls will be installed on the eastern and western side of South Road from Regency Road to Overland Road.

Will access at Pym Street remain the same?

The final design for Pym Street will only allow 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 will be provided over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street.

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

Buses that currently cross South Road at Pym Street will need to be re-routed to allow for the change in local access at Pym Street. The new routes will be developed by Adelaide Metro to best consider local community needs. Bus stops in the vicinity of the Pym Street and South Road intersection will also be moved in consultation with Adelaide Metro. Once finalised, the community and public transport user will be advised in advance of the changes.

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

An east-west pedestrian and cycle overpass will be provided over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street and there will be pedestrian crossings at Regency Road.

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