Richmond Road Update
You may be wondering what is happening with the road works on Richmond Road.
The State Government is performing an upgrade of the South Road, Richmond Road intersection, as well as widening the north side of Richmond Road. This will accommodate two lanes from South Road to Railway Terrace (east bound). This will help ease traffic congestion heading into the city.
The cost of $10.45 million is State Government funded.
Council has also allocated funds to fully upgrade the kerb and footpath on the southern side of Richmond Rd, which is long overdue! Much of the footpath currently is bitumen, with much of the road not even having constructed gutters. The whole verge will be paved, as has happening currently. This will add a much needed upgrade to the entry to West Torrens from Greenhill Road.
In terms of time lines (for early works at this stage) the following times and activity are proposed:
- Tree removals – commenced 4 August 2014
- Setting up site compound on DPTI’s land east of Keswick Creek – 4 August 2014
- Directional Boring under Keswick Creek – Mid August 2014
- Service relocations – end of August to November 2014
One area which is disappointing is the removal of all of the vegetation that was screening the not so nice looking bus depot. Council did request that the State Transport department to include vegetation in the design, unfortunately this was not included anything in the final design. I moved the motion below at the Council meeting on 19 August. Hopefully they will reconsider and add screening of the bus depot on Council’s further request.
Unsightly bus depot now visible
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