The South Road Upgrade - Glenelg Tram Overpass project was announced as part of the 2007-08 State budget as an important step in the State Government's plan to transform South Road into Adelaide’s dedicated north-south corridor between the Southern and Port River Expressways.
The construction of the Glenelg Tram Overpass occurred in the same timeframe as the Gallipoli Underpass, providing the advantage of not disrupting the same community twice with major construction works.
Trams began to use the new structure on 7 December 2009, and stop 6 reopened on the 15 March 2010.
The South Road Upgrade - Glenelg Tram Overpass has successfully reduced queue lengths at the South Road / ANZAC Highway intersection and increased safety for pedestrian users.
The project has provided:
The provision of the cyclist overpass followed extensive community consultation and demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to improved safety and convenience for cyclists. This project will be the latest addition to creating a City to Glenelg cycling route, as part of the Government’s long term Tramway Park vision.
The Glenelg Tram Overpass project won an Excellence Award at the 2010 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Awards. The award recognises excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of public works projects and the people involved.
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