First sod turned on Golden Grove Road upgrade project
Published on December 2019
COMMUNITY members have dug their shovels into the turf and turned the first sod to mark the commencement of the $20 million Golden Grove Road upgrade project.
Parliamentarians, council representatives, local business owners and residents came together on Wednesday to celebrate the start of the Marshall Liberal Government's much awaited $20 million upgrade of Golden Grove Road.
Member for King Paula Luethen said the community have screamed out for the State Government to take action at the site and was pleased to see the work get underway.
"There has been a lot of talk in the community about Golden Grove Road and when work will begin on the upgrade," she said.
"I'm so pleased to bring together those who played an important role in making this upgrade a reality and we all cannot wait to see improvements made to this section of road."
As part of the Marshall Government's upgrade plan, a 3.4-kilometre section of Golden Grove Road, between Park Lake Drive and One Tree Hill Road, will receive a much-needed face lift.
The upgrade includes:
- a new roundabout at the junction of Golden Grove Road and Hancock Road;
- additional lanes at the intersection of Golden Grove Road, The Grove Way and Yatala Vale Road;
- sheltered right-turn lanes at most unsignalised junctions;
- on-road bike lanes in each direction;
- improved pedestrian facilities including new footpath and pedestrian crossing facilities; and
- indented bus bays.
Ms Luethen said the upgrade will be delivered in two stages to ensure that any findings from the North East Public Transport Study do not result in redundant infrastructure.
"Stage One construction will commence at the One Tree Hill roundabout and finish on the north side of the Golden Grove Road/The Grove Way/Yatala Vale Road intersection," she said.
"This includes the roundabout at the intersection Golden Grove Road and Hancock Road which will greatly improve safety at the junction."
The Golden Grove Road Upgrade project team is working in collaboration with the City of Tea Tree Gully to deliver local government infrastructure, including footpaths, as part of the project.
For more information on the Golden Grove Road Upgrade project, contact the King Electorate Office by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org