The $985 million Northern Connector Expressway is a joint Australian and State Government project. It will create a non-stop motorway connecting the already completed Northern Expressway and South Road Superway, providing motorists with an unimpeded journey from Gawler to Regency Park – a total of 43 kilometres.
Early works are scheduled to commence in January 2016, and around 480 jobs will be supported annually during construction. A new taskforce aims to ensure that more than half of the jobs for the Northern Connector project will go to workers from our northern suburbs, particularly those facing unemployment with the closure of Holden.
The new motorway is expected to significantly improve freight access to the Port of Adelaide and the industrial areas of Adelaide’s north and north-west. It will improve road safety and efficiency and reduce travel times for commuters travelling to and from the northern suburbs. The Northern Connector will better serve the industrial and commercial sectors along Port Wakefield Road and attract further investment in Greater Edinburgh Parks, Salisbury and Port Adelaide. Businesses on Port Wakefield Road will also benefit from improved traffic flow.
For more information visit Northern Connector Project.