Port River Expressway

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Port River Expressway
South Australia
General information
Type Freeway
Length 5.5 km (3 mi)
Opened 2005-2008
Route number(s) A9
Major junctions
East end Salisbury Highway, Wingfield, Adelaide
 
West end Victoria Road, Birkenhead
via Tom 'Diver' Derrick Bridge
Location(s)
Major suburbs / towns Wingfield, Gillman, Port Adelaide & Birkenhead
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in South Australia

The Port River Expressway is a 5.5-kilometre (3.4 mi) freeway-grade road. The expressway links Port Adelaide and the LeFevre Peninsula to the northern suburbs of Adelaide and major interstate routes via Salisbury Highway (A13) to Port Wakefield Road (A1) and the Max Fatchen Expressway (M20) to Perth and Sydney.

The expressway is only freeway grade at the South Road, Hanson Road and Eastern Parade interchanges; the following two intersections are at grade with traffic signals installed. This has led to the route being labelled as the A9, instead of the more common M label associated with freeways and expressways in South Australia.

Construction[edit]

The Port River Expressway was built in three stages:

  • Stage 1 - Was opened for traffic on 19 July 2005. It consists of a 5.5-kilometre (3.4 mi) four-lane expressway link between Francis Street and South Road with an overpass at each of the junctions of South Road, Hanson Road and Eastern Parade.[1]
  • Stage 2 - Consists of a four lane high-level, opening road bridge across the Port River between Docks 1 and 2, linking Stage 1 at Francis Street to Victoria Road on Le Fevre Peninsula. This section opened on 3 August 2008[2]
  • Stage 3 - Consists of a single track, dual gauge, high-level, opening rail bridge across the Port River, north of the road bridge, with connections to the existing rail system. Opened in June 2008.[3]

The Port River Expressway is now a major thoroughfare for freight and passenger road traffic travelling from the northern suburbs to the major port facilities of South Australia in Port Adelaide and Outer Harbor. The construction of Stages 2 and 3 was carried out by Abigroup.[4]

Exits and Interchanges[edit]

Port River Expressway
Eastbound exits Distance to
Victoria Rd
(km)
Distance to
Salisbury Hwy
(km)
Westbound exits
Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from expressway)
Nelson Street / to Port Adelaide and Semaphore
Victoria Road to Outer Harbor
Start Port River Expressway 0.0 5.5 End Port River Expressway
opening bridge
TOM DIVER DERRICK BRIDGE
no exit
0.5 5.0 opening bridge
TOM DIVER DERRICK BRIDGE
no exit
Port Adelaide
Perkins Drive Controlled Intersection
1.0 4.5 Port Adelaide
Perkins Drive Controlled Intersection
PORT FLAT FREIGHT RAIL LINE 1.7 3.8 PORT FLAT FREIGHT RAIL LINE
North Arm, Torrens Island
Eastern Parade
North Arm, Torrens Island
Eastern Parade
Ottoway
Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre
Hanson Road
4.0 1.5 Ottoway
Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre
Hanson Road
Regency Park, City Adelaide Airport
North-South Motorway
5.5 0.0 Start Port River Expressway
from Salisbury Highway
End Port River Expressway
continues as Salisbury Highway
to &
Regency Park, City Adelaide Airport
North-South Motorway
Port River Expressway
  • BSicon STRq.svg = Roadway.
  • BSicon uSTRq.svg = Railway.
Salisbury Highway Salisbury Highway
South Road South Road
Hanson Road
Eastern Parade
Dry Creek-Port Adelaide railway
Perkins Drive (Eastern Bypass)
Mary Mackillop & Tom 'Diver' Derrick Bridges over Port River
Dry Creek-Port Adelaide railway/To Victoria Road Victoria Road

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway". South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. 2006-02-24. Archived from the original on 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Stage 2 of the Port River Expressway". South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Stage 3 of the Port River Expressway". South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2008-05-25. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Port River Expressway, Adelaide, Australia". Retrieved 2011-11-27. 

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