The intersection of Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road, located approximately three kilometres south of Adelaide’s Central Business District (CBD), plays a vital role in moving people and goods from suburbs in the Mitcham Hills, the South Eastern Freeway and suburbs in the vicinity of Unley Road, Belair Road and Portrush Road to Adelaide City and the Inner Ring Route. Both Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road are key major traffic routes, primary freight routes and priority public transport corridors.
Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road are major traffic routes and primary freight routes linking commuters, businesses and freight to key activity centres. Fullarton Road forms part of the Inner Ring Route, which is a major traffic route.
The intersection is also an integral component of Adelaide’s Public Transport corridor connecting users from the south-eastern suburbs of Adelaide to the CBD.
An average of approximately 58,000 vehicles per day pass through this intersection. The intersection is experiencing heavy congestion, with competing traffic movements and network constraints leading to increased travel times and risks to safety.
Once complete, the $35 million upgrade will improve travel times and road safety, increase intersection capacity and enhance network reliability.
Major construction works are scheduled to commence in 2021, with the upgrade expected to be open to traffic by mid-2022, weather permitting.