Anzac Highway, Adelaide
|View of Anzac Highway facing southwest towards the Morphett Road intersection|
|Length||8.7 km (5.4 mi)|
|Northeast end||West Terrace Adelaide|
|Southwest end||Colley Terrace / Chapel Drive, Glenelg|
|Major suburbs||Plympton, Morphettville|
Originally the Bay Road (which remains an informal synonym), it mostly follows the track made by the pioneer James Chambers from Holdfast Bay, the first governor's landing site, to Adelaide. It gained its current name in 1923 to honour the contribution of the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in World War I.
The highway is serviced by a 15-minute Go Zone,[note 1] serviced by the 262, 263 and 265 buses.
The South Road (A13) intersection with Anzac Highway saw major construction works in 2007-2009 as part of a South Australian Government initiative to transform South Road into a non-stop north-south route.
Under the works, both routes became grade-separated, with South Road proceeding through an underpass with bi-directional controlled exits onto Anzac Highway. The underpass model is a diamond interchange. Construction began in October 2007, and the underpass was opened in March 2009, with construction completed in late 2009.
The underpass was named the Gallipoli Underpass, in keeping with the Anzac theme, and each of the 4 corners of the intersection has a display to commemorate those who fought in the war.
|Adelaide||Adelaide||0||0.0||West Terrace (A21) north / Goodwood Road (A21) south / South Terrace east – Adelaide||North-eastern highway terminus; no access from Anzac Highway to Goodwood Road|
|West Torrens||Keswick||0.8||0.50||R1 City Ring Route: Richmond Road west / Greenhill Road east|
|Unley||Everard Park||2.4||1.5||South Road (A13) – Mile End, Hindmarsh, Darlington, Noarlunga Centre, to Southern Expressway (M2)||Diamond interchange (South Road free-flowing)|
|West Torrens||Plympton||4.4||2.7||Marion Road (A14) – Brooklyn Park, Sturt, to Southern Expressway (M2)|
|Camden Park||5.1||3.2||Cross Road (A3) east / Stonehouse Avenue west – Glen Osmond|
|Marion||Glengowrie||6.4||4.0||Morphett Road – Marion|
|Holdfast Bay||Glenelg||8.0||5.0||Tapleys Hill Road (A15) north / Brighton Road (A15) south – Port Adelaide, Brighton||South-western terminus of A5|
|8.7||5.4||Colley Terrace south / Chapel Drive west||Roundabout; south-western highway terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
In popular culture
- Adelaide Metro definition: "A Go Zone is an area that offers public transport services every 15 minutes between 7.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes at night, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays until approximately 10pm. Stops within Go Zones are indicated by red hoop signs."
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anzac Highway, Adelaide.|
- Google (16 January 2014). "Anzac Highway, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
- "Advertising". Southern Australian. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 January 1841. p. 2. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- Kerr, Margaret Goyder Colonial dynasty: the Chambers family of South Australia Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, 1980. ISBN 0 727010972
- Perry, Dulcie M. (1985). The Place of Waters, A story of Glenelg's first fifty years. Glenelg, South Australia: The Corporation of the City of Glenelg, National Trust of South Australia. ISBN 0-9589503-0-X.
- ""Anzac Highway"". The Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 11 September 1923. p. 12. Retrieved 16 January 2013.