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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

South Road Superway is currently closed from Regency Road northwards for work to complete the connection of the new Northern Expressway through to the Waterloo Corner interchange, Port Wakefield Road and the rest of the expressway through to Gawler; its expected to open again next week when the work to connect the last of the bridges to the end of the Superway is over.
don_dunstan
Parts of the Darlington Upgrade are getting to the stage of similar 'finishing' works at the moment too.

There will soon be a closure of the bridge carrying northbound traffic for Main South Road to be converted from its temporary configuration during construction of two traffic lanes to the final configuration of one traffic lane and a separated pedestrian/cycle path.

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Second span of the Flinders Link bridge is to be installed this weekend. This will be Span 9, across the Southern Expressway.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Second span of the Flinders Link bridge is to be installed this weekend. This will be Span 9, across the Southern Expressway.
justapassenger
Haven't been down there for a long time but apparently not far to go with that interchange; work has resumed on the Pym-to-Regency section and right-hand turns from Regency Road will be gone as of the weekend until the overpass works are finished.

Apparently most of the Northern Connector is concrete with a bitumen top which is what they had to do over the salt pans - it'll be interesting to drive it when it finally opens.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

The Darlington Upgrade looks like it is on track for all roads to be opened in their final configuration by May/June.

The exciting stuff of digging trenches and building bridges is all done, but there is still a lot of work to go with establishing the final road configurations, final road surfaces, pedestrian/cycle paths and removal of temporary road sections. Because of the determination to only do works on a small part of the area at any one time, this will take many months.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
The Darlington Upgrade looks like it is on track for all roads to be opened in their final configuration by May/June.

The exciting stuff of digging trenches and building bridges is all done, but there is still a lot of work to go with establishing the final road configurations, final road surfaces, pedestrian/cycle paths and removal of temporary road sections. Because of the determination to only do works on a small part of the area at any one time, this will take many months.
justapassenger
Before I came over to Kangaroo Island early in the new year there was a bit of cladding to go on the walls and line marking before the lowered expressway could be used more or less as intended.   Things seem to be moving fairly quickly.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I that’s still the case kipioneer, I drove it today and some of the lowered section wall cladding is still needing installation as are surface markings, I think they might even be going to surface it fresh before marking.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

I that’s still the case kipioneer, I drove it today and some of the lowered section wall cladding is still needing installation as are surface markings, I think they might even be going to surface it fresh before marking.
Aaron
Most of the project area is due to get a final surfacing.

Take note of how the inner edges of all the gutters  are a good 40+ mm higher than the current road surface. Once completed, the road should be flush (if it is appropriately cambered) or a few mm higher (if it is flat) than the gutter edge.
  mawsonboii Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
I'm not familiar at all with this part of town, but drove down there new years day (Goodwood Rd to South Rd, then the expressway) it looks like a confusing mess of roads and bridges everywhere.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

A couple more sets of works coming up:
- Structural maintenance and resurfacing of the Anzac Highway bridge, nightly starting Sunday. May involve some platform swaps at Adelaide Showgrounds, but the main impact on transport will be lane restrictions across the bridge.
- Gawler Electrification works, nightly from Monday 13/1 to Saturday 25/1. Substitute buses between Adelaide and Salisbury, trains from Salisbury to Gawler Central.
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
Islington Works Station that has been closed for many years Demolition crew at work there not much left when I went in on the train Tuesday afternoon .
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
A couple more sets of works coming up:
- Structural maintenance and resurfacing of the Anzac Highway bridge, nightly starting Sunday. May involve some platform swaps at Adelaide Showgrounds, but the main impact on transport will be lane restrictions across the bridge.
- Gawler Electrification works, nightly from Monday 13/1 to Saturday 25/1. Substitute buses between Adelaide and Salisbury, trains from Salisbury to Gawler Central.
justapassenger
I've seen some action recently on the Gawler corridor, survey teams etc. You'd imagine they're plotting the catenary and poles although I seem to recall around Parafield that they put some poles up before it was cancelled in 2010.
  mike49 Locomotive Fireman

Quite a few poles were erected in the Elizabeth & Elizabeth South area which presumably will still be used. Also a turnback siding was installed between the running lines north of Elizabeth station but never put into use.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

There was an early works package which saw masts put up in a number of spots, including some south of Gawler.

There were rumours a while back that they wouldn't be able to be used because the job wasn't done right, and DPTI has refused to answer questions about this.
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
There was an early works package which saw masts put up in a number of spots, including some south of Gawler.

There were rumours a while back that they wouldn't be able to be used because the job wasn't done right, and DPTI has refused to answer questions about this.
justapassenger
If the concrete masts from 2012 can't be used, why were they all fitted in the last two years with survey plates (similar to those fitted on the Seaford line) with location and track offset details?  From the concrete footings that have already appeared on the Gawler line since November it can be concluded that steel masts will be used.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Flinders Link bridge update:

Installation of Span 3 (next to Sturt Police Station) has commenced. As of this morning, both structural girders and some of the deck has been installed.
After Span 10 and Span 9 at the southern end, this is the 3rd of 10 spans to be installed.

If the concrete masts from 2012 can't be used, why were they all fitted in the last two years with survey plates (similar to those fitted on the Seaford line) with location and track offset details?  From the concrete footings that have already appeared on the Gawler line since November it can be concluded that steel masts will be used.
62430
Thanks for the update.

DPTI could have killed that speculation by simply answering the question.
  mawsonboii Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
Quite a few poles were erected in the Elizabeth & Elizabeth South area which presumably will still be used. Also a turnback siding was installed between the running lines north of Elizabeth station but never put into use.
the turn back has not only not been used but (from the last I saw of it) it was never actually connected to the main line
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

More on the Flinders Link bridge: Span 8 (crossing Main South Road northbound) structure was lifted into place last night and bolted down today, the bridge deck segments are now being installed.
  normangerman Junior Train Controller

Photos from today







  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Premier Marshall's Globelink plan has officially been dropped as per Nine News tonight and Adelaide Now.

Can't say I'm surprised that the figures didn't stack up - also the Premier was on the defensive saying that they had a responsibility to finish the South Road project first (that's probably taking up all the spare money as it is).
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
Meanwhile i was talking to a train driver on social media the other day and rumour has it that the flinders link extension is going to be dual track all the way into the new flinders station since the photos of the new bridge clearly show space for equal provision of two tracks.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Meanwhile i was talking to a train driver on social media the other day and rumour has it that the flinders link extension is going to be dual track all the way into the new flinders station since the photos of the new bridge clearly show space for equal provision of two tracks.
Gayspie
It is one track and a shared path alongside.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
If Flinder’s Link is two tracks the whole way it’s news to one of the engineers in charge of the project.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Heath, did it occur to you that they were possibly winding you up?
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
If Flinder’s Link is two tracks the whole way it’s news to one of the engineers in charge of the project.
Aaron
Can't imagine they'd need two tracks for that stub terminus.
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

Even on the fly through video of the proposed extension it only showed that it was single track. The only bit of double track on that actual track is at the junction with the Seaford line so that a down train can cross an up train at that point, like what happens at Woodville with the Grange train. Some one was winding you up and did it quite well by the looks of it.

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