[COM] Torrens Junction Underpass

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#271 Post by ChillyPhilly » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:47 am

Does the new station look to have much in the way of comfort for patrons?
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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#272 Post by Norman » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:30 pm

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:47 am
Does the new station look to have much in the way of comfort for patrons?
Not yet, some seating has been installed but a lot of the shelters are not completed yet. I'd wait a bit to see what else they add.

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#273 Post by Nathan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Project Update from Connexion Alliance:
Major construction on the Torrens Rail Junction Project is almost complete. A key milestone has been achieved with the return to service of trains on the Outer Harbor and Grange Line and the opening of platforms to passengers on the new lowered Bowden Railway Station on 15 January 2018. Both the Gawler rail line and the interstate rail freight line are running on their final alignment in the Adelaide Park Lands.

Remaining works will continue during day and intermittent night shifts with landscaping and other finishing activities underway until March.

Finishing activities include resurfacing of roads and footpaths, installation of fencing, landscaping and re-planting in the Park Lands and Bowden and the installation of street furniture.

Construction update and achievements

The lowered Bowden Railway Station is operational, providing access for rail passengers while finishing works continue. These works include installation of paths, passenger information displays and landscaping. Final works on the Station Place, Field Street and Park Lands pedestrian bridges are also underway.

We have now completed the three major road/rail bridges at Gibson Street, Park Terrace and within the Park Lands, with safety fencing and throw screens. The removal of the Park Terrace level crossing has improved traffic flow on Park Terrace, resulting in efficiency improvements across the broader road network.

The ConneXion Alliance team of more than 350 people has worked day and night, clocking up 750,000 work hours to safely deliver the Torrens Rail Junction Project.

Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

Completion of our major construction milestones has led to a signficant reduction in the number of trucks using War Memorial Drive, Park Terrace and Port Road. With final works in the Park Lands and at Bowden Railway Station, haulage routes are planned to minimise community impacts. Signage and traffic controllers are in place to advise of changed conditions and we ask that you plan your journey in advance.
  • Park Terrace resurfacing works will be underway
    day and night from mid-January, for around two weeks. These works will require changes to traffic lanes and speed restrictions. Pedestrians will be detoured to Gibson Street to avoid these works and maintain safety, with detour signage and traffic controllers on hand to assist.
  • Gibson Street will remain temporarily closed to vehicles until further notice. Access for pedestrians and cyclists remains open with a possible short-term closure to complete the final asphalt works. The Park Terrace footpath (Bowden-side) and Gibson Street remain the primary detour routes for pedestrians and cyclists between Bowden Village and Port Road.
  • East Street is permanently closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Drayton Street, between East Street and Third Street, will remain temporarily closed to vehicles,
    pedestrians and cyclists until further notice.
  • War Memorial Drive will continue to be accessed by construction vehicles throughout the day and night whilst works are underway.
  • Gaol Road is open to traffic but some truck movements can be expected for access to the rail corridor. Traffic management is in place to ensure safe access for road users, pedestrians and cyclists.
Noise and vibration management

Final construction works will be ongoing over the coming weeks. Whilst some inconvenience may be expected, every effort will be made to minimise disturbance to the local community. Bowden, Hindmarsh and North Adelaide residents and businesses in close proximity to the works may experience noise, light spill and some vibration.

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#274 Post by Norman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:28 pm

The Gibson Street bridge is almost finished.

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Also, screens are up at Bowden Station

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#275 Post by Norman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:48 pm

Here's footage of the trip through the whole trench and the rail overpass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dDZO5ducvw

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#276 Post by Norman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:40 pm

Departure boards are now installed.

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#277 Post by EBG » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:34 pm

Why is War memorial drive still 40 k/h there was not one worker on site . All they need to do is clean up and move out. Everything the state government does is 95% finished for months.

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#278 Post by Nathan » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:59 pm

EBG wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Why is War memorial drive still 40 k/h there was not one worker on site . All they need to do is clean up and move out. Everything the state government does is 95% finished for months.
There's still work going on alongside the train lines including the active crossings, fencing and site remediation.

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#279 Post by EBG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:11 pm

There was one working there yesterday and there is no one working there today even the state government said these type of signs should be taken down when there is no one actually doing any work !

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#280 Post by PD2/20 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:47 pm

EBG wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:11 pm
There was one working there yesterday and there is no one working there today even the state government said these type of signs should be taken down when there is no one actually doing any work !
The new regulations come into force in June 2018. See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-29/r ... on/9291728. Also note the dual condition for removal of signs.
Mr Mullighan said speed restrictions would have to be removed when there were no workers present and the road conditions were not a danger.
The plastic barriers abutting on the cycle lane are probably considered a hazard to traffic.

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[COM] Torrens Junction Underpass

#281 Post by Nathan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:30 pm

PD2/20 wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:47 pm
The plastic barriers abutting on the cycle lane are probably considered a hazard to traffic.
I ride home that way every night, and the plastic barriers aren't great, but they're not the worst hazard. All the grit and dirt in the lane is a far bigger issue (I managed to put my fillings to the test once hitting a sizeable rock unsighted), plus people walking in the cycle lane due to the lack of anywhere else to walk (usually walking with traffic, and with headphones on, so they can't see or hear anyone approaching from behind...)

Anyway, looks like Gibson St will be reopening some time this week. A lot of fencing has come down and line marking done. From the looks of things, just a few street lights and some plantings remain before it can reopen for traffic. Some minor works on the outside lanes and gutters for Park Tce this weekend with some lane closures, but looked on track to be done before Tuesday.

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#282 Post by Norman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Another photo from tonight

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#283 Post by Nathan » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:35 am

Gibson St has now reopened to all traffic. Work continues on the bike/pedestrian path and bridges.

Not sure why no-one thought it would be a good idea to re-do the road surface and footpaths of the bit of Gibson St between the train line and Port Rd, such a short section and in horrible condition.

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#284 Post by Norman » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:29 am


Not sure why no-one thought it would be a good idea to re-do the road surface and footpaths of the bit of Gibson St between the train line and Port Rd, such a short section and in horrible condition.
That part would be outside the project scope, and would be council responsibility. Hopefully it will be done soon.

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[COM] Re: [U/C] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#285 Post by Nathan » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:46 am

Norman wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:29 am
Not sure why no-one thought it would be a good idea to re-do the road surface and footpaths of the bit of Gibson St between the train line and Port Rd, such a short section and in horrible condition.
That part would be outside the project scope, and would be council responsibility. Hopefully it will be done soon.
Oh absolutely. Council should have been proactive though and done it while the road was closed. Instead they've been doing random backstreets (like the little dead-end surface level bit of Park Tce at the end of Eighth St).

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