[PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

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[PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

#1 Post by Norman » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:08 pm

Yep, sounds like the design Nick Xenephon proposed last year has been given the green light.
Dog-leg “dog’s breakfast” intersection on Goodwood Rd to be abolished
Miles Kemp, The Advertiser
an hour ago

ONE of Adelaide’s most disruptive dogleg intersections will cease to exist from next year, to be replaced by a new design by the Transport Department.

The Advertiser can today reveal plans for the intersection of Goodwood, Springbank and Daws roads, which will be joined up in one traffic-light controlled intersection.

The “realignment” project, which is yet to be finally costed, will put an end to the dogleg delay for east-west traffic on Daws and Springbank roads. Last year, costs for the project were estimated at $30 million.

Currently, vehicles must stop once to enter Goodwood Rd and then again to exit. The realignment will allow motorists to move directly across Goodwood Rd through one set of traffic lights.

Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the end of the two staggered T-junctions would streamline traffic flow, reduce congestion and improve safety.

“Extensive public consultation will be undertaken including doorknocking, one-on-one meetings, mail-outs, phone and email inquiry lines and direct contact with stakeholders and interest groups,” he said. Mr Mullighan said the design may change after public consultation.

The current redesign will significantly disrupt the Bedford site on the southeast side of the intersection. The group is working with the Government on the project.

Transport Department illustrations show about a quarter of the Bedford site built over as Springbank Rd is diverted to the south.

The organisation is one of SA’s oldest charities, providing employment and training opportunities for disabled people for more than 120 years.

Bedford chief executive Sally Powell said the organisation was moving into formal negotiations with the Government on the design.

She said Bedford had already indicated it had outgrown its site and was happy to move, with the right compensation to be determined.

The organisation moved to the site in 1949 and was keen to minimise the disruption to its clients if it moved, she said.

“We have been working with the State Government for some time and the works have converged with us outgrowing the site quite nicely,’’ she said.

State Government figures show on average more than 60,000 vehicles a day travel through the two intersections, with 21 crashes resulting in 24 casualties between 2012 and 2016.

Elected members from across the political divide have called for an end to the traffic chaos at the intersections.
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[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

#2 Post by [Shuz] » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:06 am

Way long overdue. A very welcome and significant improvement on the current configuration. There's a lot of dog leg intersections that need fixing around the metropolitan area. Let's hope this is the start of one of many. Marion / Holbrooks Road - I'm looking at you.
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[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

#3 Post by claybro » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:02 pm

[Shuz] wrote:Way long overdue. A very welcome and significant improvement on the current configuration. There's a lot of dog leg intersections that need fixing around the metropolitan area. Let's hope this is the start of one of many. Marion / Holbrooks Road - I'm looking at you.
Yes but where does that end Shuz? Fix up Marion / Holbrook and the problem still exits at Grange/Holbrook/East ave. which then leads to East/Port/ David terrace. These are all 1 lane residential roads, and were never intended for a main through route.

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#4 Post by Thunderstruck » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:55 pm

About bloody time!!! They fixed the similarly designed Muller/Hamstead/Regency road dogleg donkeys years ago!!
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#5 Post by Waewick » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:58 am

That is great. One of those frustrating intersections.

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#6 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:40 pm

This will require the Bedford Packaging warehouse to be demolished.
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#7 Post by Aidan » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:00 pm

I'm slightly surprised they're doing it that way rather than realigning Daws Road.

But either way it's long overdue, and I'm glad thry're getting round to it at last.
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#8 Post by Waewick » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:45 am

So what purpose does the extension of Springbank to goodwood along the current roax serve?

Why wouldn't they get rid of it? Or if it is for left turns making in narrower?

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[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

#9 Post by SRW » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:34 am

Waewick wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:45 am
So what purpose does the extension of Springbank to goodwood along the current roax serve?

Why wouldn't they get rid of it? Or if it is for left turns making in narrower?
I wondered that too. May guess is what you suggested and maybe to maintain access to some properties on the corner there. I do hope it's narrowed and the open space expanded.
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