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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:

  • signalisation of pedestrian crossings at the junction of Gorge and Silkes Roads.
  • widening along Gorge Road and at the corners of Gorge Road with both Silkes Road and Pattinson Road.
  • an extension of the right turn lane from Gorge Road into Silkes Road.
  • an extension of the right turn lane from Gorge Road into Pattinson Road.
  • an extended storage lane for the right turn from Gorge Road into Pattinson Road
  • installation of a raised median to separate Gorge Road traffic turning right into Silkes Road from traffic turning right onto Pattinson Road.
  • installation of a pedestrian refuge across Gorge Road and Pattinson Road.
  • new LED lighting, pavement surfacing and line marking for the extent of the works.

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.

Project start:
2021
Expected completion:
Late 2021
Current status:
Under construction