Oaklands Crossing upgrade works underway
By Kate Willis on 01 August 2018
With major excavation works underway following the completion of piling works, construction on the $174.3 million Oaklands Grade Separation Project is in full gear.
To install 141 piles along the length of the site, the piling works involved a 32m-high piling rig. Involved in the next stage of the project are excavation of the lowered rail line and construction of the pedestrian bridge over the rail line that will provide direct access to the eastern end of the new station platforms.
The project is aimed to potentially make public transport services faster and more efficient and help relieve traffic congestion. At the same time, the construction of a rail underpass at Morphett Road will potentially reduce delays for the vehicles which will travel through the level crossing each weekday and for people using the southern suburbs road network.
The project is jointly funded – with the Australian government committing $95 million, the state government $74.3 million and the City of Marion $5 million.
In the second half of next year, the project is expected to be completed.
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