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Port River Expressway

Regular updates are released to the media as the Port River Expressway project progresses. Please click the links below to read archived media releases from 2000 until 2005.

Media releases 2006Media releases 2004 - 2005
Media releases 2000 - 2003

Media releases 2006

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19 July 2006

A year to remember on the Port River Expressway

"It was one of the most challenging and complex engineering projects in South Australian history - but it has all been worth it. Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway will celebrate its first birthday today - and what a year it's been."

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Media releases 2004 - 2005

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Title and description

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23 Nov 2005


Port River Expressway Bridgework Begins

"Work has started on the state's biggest transport project since the Adelaide Crafers Highway and Southern Expressway."

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4 Oct 2005


Community members promote Port River Bridges

"A group of passionate Port Adelaide community representatives and members of local organisations has been formed in partnership with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to promote Stages 2 and 3 of the Port River Expressway project, the road and rail bridges across the Port River ."

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19 July 2005


Port River Expressway

"Premier Mike Rann and Federal Roads Minister Jim Lloyd opened Stage One of the Port River Expressway, a $91.5 million four-lane expressway extending 5.5 kilometres from South Road and Eastern Parade."

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19 July 2005


Port River Expressway Stage 1 opens standby for Stages 2 & 3

"The Australian Government would continue to support Adelaide 's urban revitalisation through the development of key freight corridors serving the city, the Federal Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Jim Lloyd, said today."

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5 July 2005


$67.8 million approved in AusLink federal funding for Adelaide's Port River Expressway project

"Australian Government funding approval of $67.8 million for the next stages of Adelaide 's Port River Expressway was announced today by Federal Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads Jim Lloyd, paving the way for construction to begin on new road and rail bridges over Adelaide 's Port River ."

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3 April 2005


$178 million for opening bridges at Port Adelaide

"The State Government has decided that the two new $178 million road and rail bridges that will span the Port River will be untolled, opening bridges."

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29 April 2005


South Road overpass open to traffic

"Permanent traffic changes on Salisbury Highway and South Road junction, Wingfield, will come into effect from tomorrow - Saturday 30 April 2005 - as the South Road overpass east bound carriageway is opened to traffic."

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October 2004


Commendation award for successful Port River Expressway management

"A commendation has been awarded to Transport SA in partnership with Tonkin Consulting and Bardavcol Pty Ltd, for their successful management of site contamination for Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway project."

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June
2004


Aviation Museum Relocation

"On Monday (7 June 2004) tenders will be called for works to relocate the South Australian Aviation Museum from the corner of Ocean Steamers Road and Honey Street to Lipson Street adjacent."

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Media releases archive 2000 - 2003

Date

Title and description

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June 2003

Port River Expressway Roadworks: Francis Street/Eastern Parade traffic changes

"Temporary traffic changes on Francis Street and Eastern Parade, Port Adelaide, will come into effect from this holiday Monday as work on Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway progresses."

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Dec 2002

Stage 1 Roadworks Start

"Work has started on constructing a four-lane link between Francis Street Port Adelaide and the Salisbury Highway/South Road Connector, including a road bridge over Eastern Parade, for Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway."

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October 2002

Port River Expressway contract awarded

"The first construction contract to be awarded for the Port River Expressway has been let to a joint venture between South Australian companies Bardavcol Pty Ltd and York Civil."

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January 2002

Port Adelaide's New Bridges - Expressions of Interest Called

"Expressions of Interest have been called for South Australia 's first major private sector funded and operated transport project - the road and rail bridge components of the Port River Expressway (a 3 Stage project at Port Adelaide."

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October 2001

Port River Expressway - Stage 1 Shortlist Announced

"Four companies have been shortlisted to bid for SA's next major roadworks project, Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway."

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24 July 2001

First Port River Expressway Contract Announced

"SA's first major 'Design, Construct and Maintain' roadworks contract has been called for Stage 1 of the Port River Expressway project"

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27 Nov 2000

Port River Expressway to be Released for Public Display

"The Port River Expressway environmental report will be released for public comment this week."

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7 Nov  2000

Port River Expressway Community Newsletter

"The Port Adelaide Community will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the Port River Expressway project through a regular newsletter starting this week."

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August 2000

Community Urged to Comment on Port River Expressway

"Residents, community groups and businesses in the Port Adelaide region can now have their say on the Port River Expressway project."

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June 2000

Port River Expressway Heralds Changes for Port Adelaide and SA Economy

"The Federal and State Government's financial support for the Port River Expressway (Third River Crossing) will lead to Port Adelaide becoming a 'city village' with a reputation as an 'island of innovation, culture, art and thinking."

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Please also see Transport SA Media Releases

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