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Superway project reaches halfway mark

Crews begin work on two key pieces of the South Road Superway project in South Australia

July 18, 2012

Works on the South Road Superway in South Australia have hit the halfway mark, with work beginning on two major parts of the $812 million project.

Crews have begun constructing the Superway’s 83 metre span across Grand Junction Road, with segment being lifted about 16 metres off the ground.

At the same time a 140 metre launching truss – a self-propelling machine purpose built for the construction of long bridges – has been commissioned on site.

The Superway will deliver a 4.8km non-stop corridor with a 2.8km elevated roadway between the Port River Expressway to Regency Road.

To date, 25 percent of the 2.8km elevated road has been lifted into place and around 40 percent of the piers that support the roadway have been installed.

“Not only will this project expand the capacity of South Road to satisfy predicted traffic use but it also delivers a suite of network improvements to a key industrial precinct for the city,” South Australian Transport Minister Patrick Conlon says.

Major construction began in April 2011 and the project is due to open in December 2013.

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