Improved safety and traffic flow at Scotty’s Corner
The speed limit was raised to 60 km / h after $ 19 million worth of work at the intersection of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace, including the installation of two right-turn lanes.
The project also included widening sections of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace, a new northbound priority bus lane, improved crosswalks and an extension of the existing northbound cycle lane.
“The Marshall Government, working with the Morrison Government, is delivering on its priority of reducing congestion at key intersections like this one, making our highway system more efficient and safer for everyone,” said Minister of Corey Wingard Infrastructure and Transportation.
“Motorists have long been frustrated with the insufficient capacity of the old single right-turn lane from Main North Road to Nottage Terrace, which caused long delays during peak traffic.
“The old intersection was not safe, with 31 crashes reported in the past five years and around 65% of those were rear-end collisions.
“But the 67,000 motorists who use this popular intersection every day can now rejoice in the opening of the entire intersection to traffic with the reinstatement of the 60 km / h speed limit.
“Less congestion means a faster commute, which means getting home with your family safer and faster. “
Federal Minister of Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, said the upgrade is one of many important infrastructure projects funded under the urban congestion of the Morrison government.
“The Morrison government continues to deliver infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capitals and ensure they get home quickly and easily. safely, ”said Minister Fletcher.
“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 182 work packages nationwide. The total number of projects currently completed or underway nationwide is 75. Construction of another 22 is expected to begin this year.
“This is just the latest example of our commitment to advance critical infrastructure projects across the country as part of our 10-year record $ 110 billion infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to boost Australia’s economic recovery. “
Adelaide MP Rachel Sanderson said her community overwhelmingly supports the upgrade to Scotty’s Corner.
“The improvement to Scotty’s Corner is a huge victory for local commuters in and out of town,” said Minister Sanderson.
“We have listened to the community and Marshall’s Liberal government has completed this project which will improve traffic flow, safety and reduce wait times to get people home faster. “
Some minor works such as the colored marking of priority lanes for bicycles and buses will be completed before the official end of the project in December 2021.
This work will require intermittent lane closures and speed restrictions. We thank all road users for their patience while carrying out this work.
The improvement of the intersection of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace was jointly funded (50:50) by the Morrison and Marshall governments and supported 15 full-time equivalent jobs per year during construction.
The $ 6 million upgrade to the Nottage Terrace and North East Road intersection, jointly funded (50:50) by the Morrison and Marshall governments, was also announced, which will include the installation of two lanes of left turn from Nottage Terrace to North East Road.
Work on this upgrade is expected to start in early 2022.