Last week I was able to go on a guided tour of the Oaklands Crossing Project and receive a close up look at the impressive sunken station and Morphett Road bridge. The PTPA staff were extremely knowledgeable and have a great understanding of every little moving part which makes up the project. Please scroll down to see more photos taken during my time on site.
As we move in to March we will now see more roadworks (including night works) along Dunrobin, Diagonal and Morphett Roads. These works will include the installation of underground traffic signals and road lighting conduits in preparation for the new signalised Dunrobin / Diagonal intersection. This part of the project is due to be completed by the end of April.
The next step will see stormwater, kerb, pavement and asphalting works progress over the coming months. This will also include moving the existing pedestrian crossing (opposite Coles) in order to line up with the new signals.
Please continue to be patient as we inch closer to fixing Oaklands Crossing and continue to take care when travelling through the site.
I would like to pass on my congratulations to the PTPA for being shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Construction Award – Women in Construction Award Category. Having met some of the professional and dedicated women working at the PTPA, this nomination is a great step forward in breaking down the usual construction industry stereotypes and helping pave the way for more women in such an important industry.
Car Park Works
Stage 1 of the commuter car park upgrades have now been opened and Stage 2 works will begin soon.
These are part of the new Oaklands Crossing parking plan, which will see more than 50 additional car parks made available at completion. This will include a total of 360 car parks as well as motorbike parking, outdoor bike parking, secured Park ‘n’ Ride bike cages, Kiss ‘n’ Go zones and a taxi bay.
New commuter car parks will be spread across the four quadrants of the new Oaklands Railway Station meaning they will be within easy walking distance. This will help with parking access and traffic in the local area.
For anyone out there with a green thumb, the PTPA has now released their proposed Landscaping Schedule which provides details on the types of trees, shrubs, ground covers and grasses will be planted as part of the final landscaping works.
With the impressive Red Flowering Gum, Golden Dust Wattle and Purple Coral Pea included in the mix, I think we can look forward to a colourful, vibrant and interesting backdrop to the new station.
To see the full list of flora, click here.
Real Time Traffic Alerts
For real time traffic information and to help avoid delays when travelling, download the addinsight app for Apple or Android, or visit the Traffic SA website at www.traffic.sa.gov.au.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the PTPA hotline on 1300 205 994.