RAA welcomes Torrens to Torrens travel time savings
Friday, 21st Sep 2018
Motorists using the new Torrens to Torrens motorway could save up to nine minutes during peak periods once it becomes fully operational, according to RAA travel time estimates.
The State Government is expected to announce the opening date of the motorway during the event, at which a section of the new road near the junction with Port Road will be open to pedestrians this Sunday between 11am and 3pm.
RAA has compared data from its annual travel time surveys along South Road taken before the motorway roadworks began.
The state’s largest motoring body anticipates drivers heading south on the motorway during the morning peak period should shorten their journey by up to nine minutes.
Motorists heading north during the afternoon peak are expected to cut as much as six minutes from their travel time.
RAA is excited by the completion of this vital section of the ongoing upgrade of the North South Corridor.
RAA Senior Manager Road Safety Charles Mountain said the separation of key intersections and the rail line will significantly reduce delays on this important 2.5 kilometre section of the South Road corridor.
“RAA has advocated for the upgrade of this vital corridor and the completion of each new section brings a non-stop corridor that much closer,’’ Mr Mountain said.
“This section of the corridor will improve traffic conditions not just for motorists but also the freight industry.
“The section of South Road between Torrens and Port roads was so bad it was the most nominated road in RAA’s 2013 Risky Roads survey.
“Motorists will remember only too well the dangerous narrow lanes, power poles on the edge of the kerbside lanes, delays at the level crossings and the busy intersection with Port Road.”
RAA has also welcomed the announcement that the next corridor section - between Pym Street and the Superway - will commence soon and provide an efficient link from the Torrens River to the Northern Expressway.