Traffic Flows Improved For North East Road

Traffic Flows Improved For North East Road

South Australia Minister for Road Safety Peter Malinauskas

Upgrade Of North East Motorist Hot Spot To Improve Safety And Congestion

Victor P Taffa

A multi-million dollar upgrade of the North East Road and Sudholz Road intersection is complete and will help to improve safety for about 73,000 vehicles that use the route daily.

Minister for Road Safety Peter Malinauskas said the safety improvements were the result of a $7.7 Million investment from the Motor Accident Commission Road Safety Fund.

“Traffic travelling along North East Road towards Modbury that wants to turn right onto Sudholz Road has been permanently re-routed into Blacks Road to make the right turn via a newly signalised T-junction.” Mr. Malinauskas said.

“The aim of this upgrade is to improve the safety record of the busy intersection with right turns historically causing the majority of crashes.”

“By redirecting traffic onto Blacks Road, right turns have been removed from North East Road onto Sudholz Road.”

“In addition traffic that travels on North East Road towards the city is no longer able to turn right onto Sudholz Road.” Mr. Malinauskas said.

“Traffic is required to use an alternative route such as a left turn onto Sudholz Road to use the ‘car only’ U-turn facility installed at the Lyons Road Junction.”

Local Member for Torrens, Dana Wortley said the upgrade will help ease traffic congestion.

“Traffic in both directions along North East Road now has three lanes to utilise when travelling through the intersection, easing traffic flow during peak times.” Mrs. Wortley said.

Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Chia said, the Motor Accident Commission was pleased to fund these improvements.

“They will significantly increase safety at this major intersection and support a reduction in the number of serious crashes that occur at this location.” Mr. Chia said.

There is also a new ‘local traffic only’ link road between Bristol Terrace, Gilles Crescent and Blacks Road service road for vehicles to access The Plains Village Shopping Centre.

Landscaping will be completed by autumn 2016.

The State Government would like to thank road users for their patience during these works.