Whilst the weather may have been keeping the majority of us inside, works have continued at Oaklands Crossing as we start to creep closer to April 2019! This is when the rail line is scheduled to be connected to the current Seaford line and the new station will officially be opened.
From this aerial shot taken earlier this month, we can start to see the whole project take shape and give us a real insight into the massive engineering feat that is taking place in our local community!
The canopy is up!
You may have noticed the very impressive station canopy which has recently been constructed on the eastern side of Morphett Road.
This 17 metre long steel structure was built offsite by SA family business Bowhill Engineering then craned into position.
Once finished, the canopy will provide 75% coverage over the station and include skylight zones and a timber cladded ceiling. This will allow for natural light as well as provide visibility for security.
What is happening in February
Night works will continue throughout February including speed and lane restrictions. These works will occur between 7.00pm and 6.00am with respite nights provided whenever possible.
Works will continue within the rail corridor in order to excavate the tunnel under Morphett Road and to install throw screens along the western side of the Morphett Road bridge. There will also be saw cutting and trenching along Dunrobin, Morphett and Diagonal Roads as they prepare to lay traffic signal and road lighting conduits for the new intersection at Diagonal and Dunrobin Roads.
Drop-in Information Session
The Oaklands Crossing Team is hosting a Drop-in Information Session on Saturday 9 February 2019 at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre from 10.00am – 1.00pm.
Staff from the Community & Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental and Engineering Project Teams will be available to have a chat and answer any questions you may have about the current and future works at Oaklands Crossing.
Everyone is welcome to attend, including the youngsters, with a children’s corner for them to explore and enjoy.
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 PTP hotline on 1300 205 994.