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Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the range of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) relating to the Brighton Road Intersections Upgrade project.

The FAQ's will be updated regularly to answer common questions from the community and stakeholders.

Why is the Edwards Street and Brighton Road Intersection included?

Edwards Street connects with Brighton Road and serves as the main access from Brighton Central Shopping Centre and Hungry Jacks Hove, as well as providing direct access from Brighton Road to the Esplanade. It consists of an unsignalised T-junction. This results in large delays due to high volume of traffic use at the intersection resulting in:

  • road safety issues at the junction, especially for local access (right turn movements);
  • local access reliability issues at the junction, especially during peak periods; and
  • local access and safety issues for active travel pedestrian movements at the junction.

This intersection was identified by a number of community members as requiring an upgrade to improve accessibility and safety in the area.

The proposed concept design for the Brighton Road and Edwards Street junction is now available for public feedback until Friday, 8 April 2022. The proposed concept design aims to improve local access and road safety. It can be viewed over the page or via the project website www.dit.sa.gov.au/brightonroad

Why is the Dunrobin Road/Wattle Avenue/Brighton Road Intersection included?

Dunrobin Road and Wattle Avenue connect with Brighton Road from east and west, respectively, offset by a distance of approximately 30 metres. The Brighton Road, Wattle Avenue and Dunrobin Road junctions result in a complicated unsignalised configuration. This creates significant safety issues and local access reliability concerns, in additional to the delay for right turn movement traffic on Dunrobin Road and Wattle Avenue. The queue length and travel time reliability from Dunrobin Road and Wattle Avenue decreases outside of the morning and afternoon peak periods due to the lower traffic volume on Brighton Road.

Overall, the key problem at the intersection is due to high traffic volumes on Brighton Road and unsignalised right turn movements out of and into Dunrobin Road and Wattle Avenue, into Brighton Road resulting in:

  • road safety issues at the junction, particularly related to right turn movements out of Dunrobin Road and Wattle Avenue;
  • local access reliability issues at the junction, especially during peak periods, and;
  • local access and safety issues for active travel at the intersection.

This intersections were identified by a number of community members as requiring an upgrade to improve accessibility and safety in the area.

Planning is underway for the Brighton Road, Wattle Street and Dunrobin Road junction upgrade. Feedback will be sought from the community once a proposed design has been developed. We invite you to subscribe for project updates.

Why is the Automated Train Protection (ATP) system on the Seaford line being Upgraded?

Reconfiguration and optimisation of the ATP is planned to reduce the time that boom gates are lowered and the length of time that the audible signal will ring, benefiting both the road and rail users when trains stop at Hove railway station and a number of other locations along the Seaford rail line.

Has Public Transport been considered?

Public transport connectivity and functionality is a strategic priority for the South Australian Government. The proposed concept design has considered how public transport functions, including considerations to improve bus routes, improve bus stop locations and improve existing bus stop amenities.