An extra A$2.26bn was yesterday announced to complete the final stage of a major motorway connection in Adelaide, Australia.
The Torrens to Darlington (T2D) project is the final stage of the city’s North-South Corridor, which, once complete in 2030, will deliver 78km of motorway between Gawler and Old Noarlunga, cutting 20 minutes of commuting time and bypassing 21 sets of traffic lights.
The 10.5km T2D project will be delivered in two stages, with stage one, the Southern Tunnel, connecting Darlington to the Anzac Highway and stage two, the Airport Link and Northern Tunnel, connecting the River Torrens and Anzac Highway. The two tunnel sections will be joined by a lowered motorway.
Construction on the T2D scheme expected to start in late 2023 and be finished by late 2030.
The A$9.9bn North-South Corridor scheme is funded 50:50 by the federal and South Australia state governments.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “Our plan for a strong economy in South Australia is all about investing in life-changing infrastructure on our roads and in our important our defence industry projects, creating thousands of jobs in Adelaide.”
The latest tranche of funding brings the total investment in the North-South Corridor to $6.8bn. Around 4,900 jobs will be created by the infrastructure project, according to the government.
Premier for South Australia, Steven Marshall, said: “This once-in-a-generation project is going to create a record number of jobs for South Australians and underpin the construction industry for the next ten years.
“Our strong partnership with the Morrison government means we are able to invest in projects that make a real difference to the everyday lives of South Australians and get people home faster and safer to spend more time doing what they love.”