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Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

The $61 million project is jointly funded (50:50) by the Australian and South Australian governments. Major construction works commenced in late January 2021 with the new four-way intersection open to traffic in April 2021. Project completion is expected in late 2021, weather permitting. The upgrade is expected to support approximately 48 full time equivalent  jobs per year, over the life of 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 35 crashes in the past five years, including 11 casualty crashes, in the past five years.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) is upgrading the intersections of Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road 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 successful tenderer for the major works contract on the Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade is BMD Constructions.

The treatments include:

  • 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. For further detail download a copy of the 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

Proposed landscaping plan and roadworks progress

In May 2021, the Department released for feedback the proposed landscaping plans for the project.

Feedback was generally positive about the proposed landscaping plan.

All feedback collected was considered by the project team. This feedback helped inform the development of the design.

Design Update  - Tower Arts Centre

Key changes made to the landscaping design at Tower Arts corner include:

  • installation of an additional footpath to provide direct access from the Springbank Secondary College to the pedestrian crossing at the intersection;
  • additional plantings; and
  • the inclusion of public artwork and seating within the vicinity of the Tower Arts corner.

Landscaping works at the Tower Arts corner are expected to commence in late 2021.

Completed Works -  Oxford Circus Reserve

The new Entranceway to Colonel Light Gardens in the Oxford Circus Reserve, within the City of Mitcham, has been constructed in accordance with Council’s Colonel Light Gardens Conservation Management Plan to reinforce the original corner of Colonel Light Gardens.

The Department, the City of Mitcham, the Colonel Light Gardens Historical Society and Heritage SA worked together to construct the Entranceway, which was celebrated with an official opening on 22 August 2021.

Tree plantings along Springbank and Daws Road have also been completed.

For further information in regards to the landscaping plan and engagement process download a copy of the latest project update.

Download the landscaping plan and artist impression.

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.

Early works commenced in March 2020, and major construction works commenced late January 2021. Project expected to be completed by the end of 2021, weather permitting.

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 or telephone 1300 765 699.