Port Road, Adelaide

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Port Road
South Australia
OIC port road zoom towards cbd.jpg
Looking towards the Adelaide city centre from Port Road in Hindmarsh
General information
Type Road
Length 12 km (7.5 mi)
Route number(s)
  • R1 (James Congdon Drive - Hindmarsh)
  • A7 (Hindmarsh - Queenstown)
route number
A21 between West Terrace and Park Terrace before July 2017
Major junctions
SE end West Terrace, Adelaide
NW end Grand Junction Road, Queenstown, Adelaide
Major suburbs Adelaide Park Lands, Thebarton, Hindmarsh, West Croydon, Kilkenny, Woodville South, Woodville, Woodville West, Albert Park, Cheltenham, Alberton, Port Adelaide

Port Road (state route A7) is a major road in Adelaide, South Australia connecting the Adelaide city centre with Port Adelaide.[1] It is 12 km (7.5 mi) long and exceptionally wide, approximately 70 m. When first conceived upon the establishment of Adelaide, it was designed to be able to accommodate a standard road, a railway line and a canal. The canal and railway line were never created in the road allotment: the railway line when built in 1853 was built 1 km to the east.

In the 1968 Metropolitan Adelaide Transport Study (MATS plan) the road was destined to be upgraded to become the Port Freeway. The plan fell through, yet in 2005 the Government of South Australia announced a 600 m tunnel for South Road below Port Road and the railway line. The Torrens Road to River Torrens project to upgrade South Road to include a free-flowing road in a trench under Port Road and several other intersections started construction in 2015 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.[2][3]

Some routes in Adelaide were renumbered in 2017. Port Road had been designated route A21 (city ring route) between West Terrace and Park Terrace. After the change, the West Terrace end is not numbered, and it bears route R1 (city ring route) between James Congdon Drive and Park Terrace.

Major intersections[edit]

AdelaideAdelaide city centre00.0West Terrace / North Terrace
City of Adelaide, City of West TorrensThebarton10.62 R1 James Congdon DriveMile End, Keswickno route number southeast of this junction; R1 north of it
City of Adelaide, City of West Torrens, City of Charles SturtHindmarsh2.11.3 R1 Park Terrace – inner northern suburbs R1 (James Congdon Drive - Hindmarsh); A7 (Hindmarsh - Queenstown)
Charles SturtHindmarsh, West Hindmarsh, Croydon3.32.1 South Road / North–South CorridorMajor city bypass. South Road is being upgraded so through traffic passes under Port Road; expected completion end of 2018.[6]
Allenby Gardens, Beverley, West Croydon5.13.2 East Avenue – Adelaide Airport, Underdale
Beverley, Kilkenny, Woodville Park5.43.4Kilkenny Road – Regency Road
Albert Park, Cheltenham, Woodville7.84.8Cheltenham Parade / West Lakes Boulevard – AAMI Stadium, West Lakes
City of Charles Sturt / City of Port Adelaide EnfieldAlbert Park, Queenstown, Cheltenham9.05.6Old Port Road
Port Adelaide EnfieldQueenstown, Alberton9.76.0 Tapleys Hill RoadGlenelg
Queenstown11.06.8 Grand Junction RoadContinues as Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
  2. ^ "North-South Corridor: Torrens Road to River Torrens". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 5 August 2015. 145594. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ "T2T". T2T Alliance. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Property Location Browser". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  5. ^ Google (5 March 2016). "Port Road, Adelaide to Port Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Project Scope". T2T Alliance. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

External links[edit]

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