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Northern Connector Project

Project Overview

The $885 million Northern Connector will be a six-lane, 15.5 kilometre motorway providing a vital freight and commuter link between the Northern Expressway, South Road Superway and Port River Expressway.

This project will focus on delivering economic benefits to the local South Australian community including creating 480 full-time equivalent jobs each year during construction.

  • At least 50% of all jobs to be filled by northern suburbs residents.
  • At least 90% of on-site labour hours to be undertaken by South Australians.
  • At least 20% of all on-site labour hours to be undertaken by ex-automotive industry workers, Aboriginal people, people facing barriers to employment and trainees and apprentices.

The Australian Government has committed $708 million to the project, with $177 million from the South Australian Government.

The motorway is scheduled to be open to traffic between late February and early March 2020, weather permitting.
A Community Day will be held in February ahead of the motorway opening to traffic to give the community the opportunity to see the new road up close and thank them for their patience.


Latest News

Port River Expressway - Hanson Road off-ramp - closure and detours


The Port River Expressway west bound off-ramp to Hanson Road will be closed to traffic for approximately 4 days from Monday, 20 January.

The closure will commence from 5am Monday, 20 January, and re-opening 5am Friday, 24 January, weather permitting.

Access will be maintained via detours click here for more information and a detour map.

Speed and lane restrictions will be in effect.

Signage and traffic management will be in place to advise motorists of changed conditions.

Northern Expressway (south bound) night works - closure and detour

The Northern Expressway south bound lanes will be closed between Heaslip and Port Wakefield Roads (including the southbound on-ramps to the Norther Expressway from Penfield and Healslip Roads). Northbound access to the Northern Expressway will be unchanged.

Work Hours:

  • From 7pm Monday 20 January, until 5am Tuesday 21 January, and
  • From 7pm Tuesday 21 January, until 5 am Wednesday 22 January, weather permitting.

Access will be maintained via detours click here for more information and a detour map.

Speed and lane restrictions will be in effect.

Signage and traffic management will be in place to advise motorists of changed conditions.


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Project Fast Facts

Updated Project Plan

Employment

Community Engagement


NorthHub

Major contractor Lendlease have established NorthHub – an employment, skills and training centre to help northern jobseekers secure some of the 480 jobs a year on average on the project.

NorthHubis a one-stop shop for vocational education and training, and other service providers to meet on-site with industry partners, subcontractors and workers.

A dedicated ‘Employment Development Team’ has been established to work closely with the Northern Connector Jobs Taskforce to maximise opportunities for local workers.

Please visit www.northhub.sa.gov.au for more information.