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Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

Goodwood Road is one of southern Adelaide’s major north-south arterial routes, with Springbank Road and Daws Road providing a key east-west connection.

On average more than 60,000 vehicles a day travel through this location, with travel time delays in peak periods.

There have been 50 crashes in the past five years, including 20 casualty crashes.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) will be upgrading the intersections of Springbank, Daws and Goodwood Roads to improve safety and travel times for motorists.

Once complete, the upgrade will improve connectivity, capacity and safety for all users.

Prior to finalising the current design, the department investigated multiple options for this intersection. Following community feedback, new data and detailed costings, a realigned four-way intersection will be delivered.

The project is expected to cost $60 million, with early works expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020. Major construction is expected to commence late 2020 with project completion expected by end of 2021, weather permitting.

The successful tenderer for the design development of the Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade is Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, who have partnered with Tonkin and KPMG. A tender for the delivery of the project is expected to be announced in late 2020.

The current proposed treatments for the new four-way intersection are:

  • Road widening on Goodwood Road to provide three through lanes southbound and a left turn onto Springbank Road.
  • Road widening on Goodwood Road to provide dual right turn lanes onto Daws Road.
  • Road realignment on Daws Road to provide two through lanes onto Springbank Road, and a left turn onto Goodwood Road (northbound).
  • Road realignment on Daws Road to provide dual right turn lanes onto Goodwood road (southbound).
  • Road realignment on Springbank Road to provide two through lanes onto Daws Road, and dual right turn lanes onto Goodwood road (northbound).
  • Road realignment on Springbank Road to provide dual controlled left turn lanes onto Goodwood Road (southbound).
  • Extension of dual right turn lanes from Goodwood Road onto Springbank Road.
  • Road widening on Goodwood Road to allow for an additional through lane northbound, and a left turn onto Daws Road.
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossings within the intersection, including new pedestrian crossing and lights.
  • New and upgraded pedestrian ramps and footpaths around the intersection.
  • New and upgraded traffic signals and road lighting.
  • Dedicated bicycle lanes on the approaches and through the intersection.
  • New kerb and gutter where road realignment and widening is occurring.

Please note, this is an artist's impression for illustrative purposes only and not a final design. Please click here to download this current plan.

DIT 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.

Community Engagement

Early engagement and community feedback

As part of the project’s early concept design and review process, DIT held two information sessions to meet members of the community and seek feedback.

The information sessions were held at the Colonel Light Gardens RSL on Wednesday 23 October 2019, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and Saturday 26 October 2019, between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

In addition to the information sessions, the community were invited to provide their feedback via the YourSAy platform. This consultation commenced on Wednesday 30 October 2019, and concluded on 29 November 2019.

All feedback received from the community was reviewed and considered by the project team and as a result the concept design has been updated to include:

  • Left turn slip lane from Springbank Road onto Oxford Circus;
  • Left turn slip lane from Daws Road onto Springbank Secondary College car park;
  • Left turn slip lanes on Goodwood Road and Daws Road updated to remove control and improve efficiency;
  • Upgrade of the existing ‘Koala’ crossing on Daws Road to a pedestrian actuated (push button) crossing (PAC);
  • Define the border of Oxford Circus Reserve and the new road reserve on Springbank Road to retain heritage value of Colonel Light Gardens; and
  • U-turn facility on Daws Road to assist with accessing the Springbank Secondary College.

Receiving feedback from the community is important and will continue to help inform the development of the design, with early works commencing in March 2020, and major construction expected to commence late 2020. Project completion is expected by the end of 2021, weather permitting.

What’s next?

Early service relocation works

As part of the project, DIT advises that service relocation works are being undertaken along Goodwood Road, Springbank Road and Daws Road to facilitate the new intersection realignment. These works will be undertaken in a staged approach.

Service relocation works commenced in early June 2020, with completion expected by the end of 2020, weather permitting. The majority of works will be undertaken each day, Monday to Friday, between 7am and 5pm, with the potential for some weekend works.

Intermittent night works may be required, between 7pm and 7am, in order to minimise traffic impacts and to ensure the works can be completed safely and efficiently. Advance notice will be provided as works progress.

Some vegetation along the project corridor will be required to be removed to facilitate these works. Prior to any removals taking place, the work area will be inspected on site by a suitably qualified flora and fauna specialist and where required, fauna will be relocated to a similar habitat. Impacts will be minimised, as much as practically possible.

Individual service providers such as SA Power Networks, SA Water, Telecommunications providers and Gas. Authorities will advise separately of any potential interruptions to services during these works.

Speed and lane restrictions will be in place in the vicinity of the works, however the intersection will remain open to traffic at all times. Please take extra care when workers are on site. Observe speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.

For further information please download the latest notification.

Early site investigation works

Early works including site assessments (drilling of soil boreholes and installation and monitoring of groundwater wells ) and property demolition works are being undertaken along Springbank Road, Goodwood Road and Daws Road to facilitate the new intersection realignment. These works are being undertaken in a staged approach as areas become accessible across the project site.

These works commenced in early March and will take approximately six months to complete, weather permitting.  Works will be undertaken from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm daily. Some works may also be required on Sundays between 9am and 5pm, however this will not occur unless necessary.

Necessary care will be undertaken to ensure that there is minimal disruption to residents and businesses throughout the demolition works. Temporary and minor traffic restrictions may apply in the vicinity of the works and signage will be in place to alert all road users, including pedestrians, to any changes to traffic conditions. Road users are advised to take care when driving through the area.

For further information please download the latest notification and fact sheet.

Major construction on the intersection upgrade is expected to commence later this year, with project completion expected by the end of 2021, weather permitting.

Publications

Night works Notification August - September 2020

Community Information Session July 2020

Early Service Relocation Works Notification June 2020

Property Demolitions and Site Assessments Notification March 2020

Property Demolitions Fact Sheet March 2020

Invitation to Community Information Drop In Session February 2020

Project update and early site investigation works notification

Invitation to Community Info Session and project update

Proposed treatments plan

Media Releases

New fix to remove Springbank dog leg - 6 May 2019

For further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project, please visit the Registration, Feedback and Suggestions page, email dit.communityrelations@sa.gov.au or telephone 1300 794 880.