The Australian and South Australian Governments have committed $13 million in joint funding (50:50) to upgrade the Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection.
Main North Road is a major traffic and freight route. The current intersection is operating at capacity in peak periods, with signal phasing and traffic lanes fully utilised, creating congestion.
On average, more than 81,600 vehicles travel through the intersection each day. Increased development in the immediate vicinity will further increase the use of the intersection.
The intersection upgrade includes:
- widening of Main North Road, with the installation of an additional right turn lane into McIntyre Road, and three through lanes heading north on Main North Road
- installation of additional through lane on Main North Road between Freda Thompson Place and Kings Road (north-east bound)
- installation of additional through lane on Main North Road between McIntyre Road and Kesters Road (south-west bound)
- extension of dual right turn lanes heading north-east from McIntyre Road onto Main North Road Road
- separation of left turn traffic from Main North Road onto Kings Road and left turn traffic from Kings Road onto Lawrence Hargrave Way
- new and upgraded pedestrian ramps and footpaths around the intersection
- dedicated bicycle lanes on both approaches of Main North Road
- new and upgraded traffic signals, road lighting, line marking, and drainage.
Major construction works for the intersection upgrade commenced in late January 2021, with project completion expected in mid-2021, weather permitting.