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Construction begins on SA $354m Regency Rd-Pym Street Project


Posted by Monica Gameng

Works are now underway to deliver South Australia’s $354 million Regency Road to Pym Street (R2P) Project - as part of the 78-kilometre North-South Corridor - and the project is expected to support approximately 210 jobs annually during construction.

“This $354 million project forms part of our massive $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works as we continue to build South Australia and create jobs.

“We are working constructively with the Morrison Coalition Government to build congestion busting infrastructure that will reduce travel times and improve road safety,” Premier Steven Marshall said.

The R2P Project will be delivering a 1.8-kilometre motorway that will connect the South Road Superway to the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said: “It will mean a 1.8 kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction and two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road, providing access to the surrounding community and local businesses.”

The project scope will include:

  • A 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction (at-grade)
  • Two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road, providing access to the surrounding community and local businesses
  • An overpass over Regency Road (three lanes in each direction). Two lanes in each direction (at-grade) on the surface roads underneath
  • Left in and left out only access at Pym Street
  • Full access to and from the non-stop motorway at Regency Road
  • Intersection upgrade at Regency Road
  • Improved cycling and pedestrian facilities
  • A grade separated pedestrian and cycle overpass over South Road in the vicinity of Pym Street
  • Landscaping and noise barriers

“The North-South Corridor remains our number one infrastructure priority and the R2P project is the next piece of this 78-kilometre puzzle.

“Once this project is complete in 2022, motorists will not have to stop at a single traffic light between the River Torrens and Gawler as they head north into our beautiful regions,” Minister for Transport, infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said.

In July of this year, the R2P Alliance was appointed to deliver the congestion-busting project. The alliance is comprised of McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd, mott MacDonald Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Group Pty Ltd.

Once construction is completed, motorists will be able to save up to 8 minutes of their travel times during peak periods.

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Source: Premier of South Australia; Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure; R2P Alliance; Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.