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Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade

The State Government has announced a six-day pause to construction activity as part of the COVID-19 response.

The Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade Project will be closed from midnight Wednesday, 18 November until further notice. During this time no works will be undertaken. Reduced speed limits may remain in place due to changed road conditions even though workers will not be on site.

If you need to contact the Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade please call 1300 794 880 or email dit.communityrelations@sa.gov.au


About the project

The Australian and South Australian Governments have announced $35 million joint funding for the upgrade of the Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road intersection, with the costs shared equally.

The Australian Government commitment is part of the Commonwealth Urban Congestion Fund. The State Government’s contribution addresses recommendations of the State Government’s Keeping Metro Traffic Moving Report. The report identifies this intersection as a priority location for treatments that address road congestion and keep traffic flowing.

Glen Osmond Road is a key major traffic route, primary freight route and a priority public transport corridor. Fullarton Road is a key major traffic route, primary freight route and a high frequency public transport corridor.

Approximately 55,000 vehicles pass through the intersection daily. Historical crash data for this intersection indicates 34 crashes recorded between 2013 and 2017, of which there were 11 casualty crashes.

The upgrade will:

  • improve travel times
  • improve safety for all users
  • improve network reliability
  • improve economic productivity.

Early works are planned to start in 2020.

Planning study and design development: key considerations

Key considerations for the planning study and design development will include:

  • stakeholder and community input and consideration of the needs of businesses and residents including safe access, carparking and managing construction impacts
  • road widening to improve safety and capacity of the intersection
  • right hand turning solutions at the intersection
  • improving travel times to reduce congestion
  • provision of safer pedestrian crossings
  • consideration of bus stops and active transport opportunities
  • consideration of environmental aspects including surrounding vegetation and heritage aspects.

COVID-19 Response

The Department will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

Engagement with community and industry is crucial and we will facilitate information sessions as much as possible to enable face to face engagement.  It is important to assist in managing these events that you register as requested to enable physical distancing as much as possible.

What’s next?

The contract for the planning study and design development has been awarded to the Cross Roads Team, comprising Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd in partnership with WSP (Australia).

It is anticipated that this detailed planning and design work will conclude in 2020.

Please click here to view the latest Fullarton Road and Glen Osmond Road Intersection Upgrade Notification.

Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of the planning process. The Department, together with the Cross Roads Team will engage with residents, land owners, business owners and other stakeholders as the preferred option is developed.  We encourage you to have your say while the planning process is underway (see our contact details below).

Online survey now closed

Thank you to everyone that completed a survey and provided feedback to illustrate how you use the intersection, your experience with traffic congestion, access, active transport, safety and public transport. The information gathered from this survey will help inform the concept design’

Site Investigation Works

In order to progress with design development, site investigation works will be undertaken in the vicinity of the intersection. Works are expected to commence on Wednesday 16 September and be complete by early October, weather permitting. Works will include:

  •  Location of underground services, and
  •  Geotechnical drilling.

Drilling works will be undertaken during the day, between the hours of 10am and 3pm. While some noise can be expected during drilling works, effort will be made to minimise the disturbance.

Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road will remain open during works, however temporary lane and speed restrictions may be required when workers are on site.

Please take extra care when workers are on site. Observe traffic management signs, speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.

Please see here for more information.

Further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please: