Southern Expressway Enjoys Milestone
The Smith Creek Bridge at Reynella a significant piece of South Australian infrastructure is entering the final stages of completion.
The 28m high road bridge contains 36 pre-cast "lego bricks" weighing 12 tonnes, made by local SA company, SA Precast and each brick was used to construct the 8 columns of the bridge.
Other construction milestones reached on the Southern Express-way include:-
- Extension and construction of 13 new and existing bridges
- Construction of new ramps at Beach and Sheriffs Road interchanges from December 2013
- Laying of 3 of the 5 layers of asphalt
Scheduled for completion mid 2014 the $407.5 million South Ex-pressway duplication will deliver an 18.5 kilometre multi-lane two way expressway between Bedford Park and Old Noarlunga.
In other news, SA Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Tom Koutsantonis has announced the upgrade of the South & Richmond Rd intersection. This is a significant intersection for freight vehicles particularly those delivering and collecting freight from Adelaide Airport and surrounding industry. The $9.5 million upgrade will reduce travel times through the western suburbs at one of the most congested intersections.