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Reference designs released for T2D Project

Reference designs released for T2D Project

The $99 billion Torrens to Darlington (T2D) Project has released its reference design for community feedback.

The design features over two kms of twin three-lane tunnels as well as the extent of the Northern Tunnels, with entry and exit points at Hilton and Torrensville.

East-west connectivity enhanced and maintained at James Congdon Drive, Richmond Road, and Everard and Barwell avenues as well as the avoidance of impact on heritage sites in Adelaide’s inner-west is also included.

Overall, nearly seven kms of tunnels are included in the 10.5 km non-stop motorway.

Set to be finished in 2030, the T2D Project is South Australia’s largest road infrastructure project in the state’s history.

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said the state’s construction industry will be underpinned by the T2D project for the next decade.

“This project is not only a generational game changer for South Australian motorists it’s also a huge boost for our local jobs market,” Marshall said.

“The benefits of our solution will be felt for generations with this project estimated to create more than 4,900 jobs during peak construction, reduce travel time between River Torrens to Darlington to just nine minutes and connect the north and south of our state with an approximately 78-kilometre non-stop motorway.”

Communities near the T2D project will also receive a $125 million fund to rejuvenate, redesign and green their neighbourhoods.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the City Shaping fund would make a “positive difference” to communities near the T2D Project.

“The T2D Project also represents a superb opportunity for residents along the corridor to reimagine and remake their own neighbourhoods through the City Shaping Strategy and its associated $125 million fund,” Wingard said.

“We want to work with the community to help make neighbourhoods greener, easier and safer to get around, and even more welcoming.”

The design will be showcased from November 29 until December 12 at over 20 shopping centres displays and information kiosks, council libraries and community centres throughout the area.

The reference design is available on the T2D website.

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