With only one more weekend before Christmas, I thought it would be a great time to share some of the achievements that have occurred at the Oaklands Crossing Project over the last few, very busy, months.
Since October we have seen the second traffic switch occur, the installation of the nine “Super-T” beams and deck pour for the eastern side of the Morphett Road Bridge. This means that in the New Year, the project team will be full steam ahead excavating under the bridge ready for the new railway track.
In conjunction with SA Water, SA Power Networks, Telstra and APA, the project team has also completed large water and gas main relocations, enabling the works on the Morphett Road bridge to continue.
And finally, the 17.4 metre long pedestrian bridge at the eastern end of the station is open to the public.
A Bird’s Eye View
A friend of mine recently gave me this fantastic image of a bird’s eye view of the Oaklands Crossing Project site. It is really interesting getting to see such an engineering feat from different angles.
PTPA has also recently released some more time-lapse vision of the project, providing a great insight into the progress since July this year. To view the video, head to their website at www.ptpa.com.au/projects/oaklands-crossing-grade-separation.
As part of the finished Oaklands Railway Station, PTPA is seeking expressions of interest from artists who are keen to design and install artwork along parts of the underground station. For more information and to read the Artist Commissioning Brief, click here. Please note, all Expressions of Interest need to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm, Wednesday 2 January 2019.
For all enquiries, contact Monica Prichard on 0407 793 084 or via email at email@example.com.
Some new pop-up artwork has also recently appeared to help promote local businesses in the area, so look out for it at the end of Railway Terrace next time you drive through.
Support our Local Businesses
If you have some spare time over the Christmas Break, get on down to some of our local businesses and help support them throughout the Oaklands Crossing Project works. PTPA has recently released their second Local Businesses Newsletter (here) and I urge everyone to take advantage of some of the fantastic specials these businesses have generously offered.
Real Time Traffic Alerts
For real time traffic information and to help avoid delays when travelling, download the AddInsight app for Apple or Android, of 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.