The Cross Road and Fullarton Road intersection is located approximately five kilometres south-east of Adelaide’s Central Business District (CBD), and is adjacent to the University of Adelaide Waite Campus and Urrbrae High School, within the suburbs of Urrbrae and Kingswood. Cross Road and Fullarton Road are both important commuter routes, serving traffic to and from the Mitcham Hills area and the South Eastern Freeway.
Cross Road forms part of Adelaide’s Outer Ring Route (ORR) which is a major traffic and freight route, connecting to export and import gateways and intermodal terminals. Fullarton Road forms part of the Inner Ring Route, which is a major traffic route. Both Cross Road and Fullarton Road are also high frequency public transport corridors.
An average of approximately 52,600 vehicles per day pass through this intersection. The intersection is currently experiencing travel time delays in peak periods, resulting in inefficient, unreliable journeys and poses safety risks for all road users.
Once complete, the $61 million upgrade will improve travel times and safety for all road users, improve network reliability and support economic activity.
Major construction works are scheduled to commence in late 2021, with project completion expected in late 2022, weather permitting.