Northern Connector Project
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 project is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
South Road Superway night works – temporary off-ramp closure and detour.
As part of the Northern Connector Project, the South Road Superway off-ramp to Salisbury Highway will be closed for 2 nights (weather permitting) as follows:
- Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May
- Between 7pm and 5am each night
Access to the Salisbury Highway will be maintained via a detour to the Hanson Road interchange (refer to map here).
This temporary off-ramp closure is part of construction works for the Southern Interchange which, when complete, will provide access to the Northern Connector, Port River Expressway, South Road Superway and the Salisbury Highway.
Speed and lane restrictions will apply in the vicinity of the works, including the South Road Superway. Signage and traffic management will be in place to advise motorists of changed conditions. Please follow directional signage.
Thank you for your patience while these important works are undertaken.
Explore our interactive map to see what's happening locally
Click or tap on the dots to see how the new road and bridges are taking shape - and learn what this project means to our community. We will be adding more dots during the next few months, so keep exploring...
Click the icons on the map for project information
Check out this drone footage showing progress at the Northern Interchange and the extensive earthworks well underway for the construction of the 6 lane motorway.
Waterloo Corner Interchange overpass
A key milestone for the Northern Connector Project was achieved with the opening of the Waterloo Corner Interchange overpass to traffic in March 2019. Learn more here.
New beginnings for Rebecca
Meet Rebecca - one of the ex-Holden workers on the $885 million Northern Connector Project at Waterloo Corner. The project is providing jobs for former auto industry workers, with more than half the workforce to come from the northern suburbs.
Six Northern Connector employees achieved a Certificate II in Civil Construction. Learn more about how NorthHub facilitated this training here.
Port River Expressway Bridge Construction - January 2019
Another key milestone for the Northern Connector Project is nearing completion, with the new bridge over the Port River Expressway, which will connect the South Road Superway and the new Northern Connector, targeted for opening in the coming months.Learn more here.
International Women’s Day 2019
The Northern Connector Project Team celebrated International Women’s Day with a morning tea on site. See more here.
Concrete paving is underway!
Concrete paving is underway for South Australia's first major concrete road! Read more about this here.
South Road Superway on-ramp closure – January 2019
The South Road Superway on-ramp from the Port River Expressway (PREXY) is currently closed to facilitate the construction of the Southern Interchange.
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.