The Gorge Road and Silkes Road Junction Upgrade project includes the installation of traffic signals at the Gorge Road and Silkes Road Intersection, Paradise. The project will also have benefits for the Gorge Road and Pattinson Road intersection (approximately 35 metres to the east).
This $3.6 million State Government funded Election commitment is being delivered to improve safety particularly for those turning right from Silkes Road onto Gorge Road. In the five year period between 2014 and 2018 inclusive, there were 14 crashes at the junction, with the majority right turn crashes for traffic accessing Gorge Road from Silkes Road.
Together with the installation of traffic lights, the junction upgrade will include:
Major construction works commenced in July 2021, and are expected to be completed in late 2021, weather permitting. South Australian civil infrastructure company, LR&M Constructions, is delivering the project.