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Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

About the project

Goodwood Road is one of southern Adelaide’s major north-south arterial routes, with Springbank Road and Daws Road providing a key east-west connection.

On average more than 60,000 vehicles a day travel through this location, with travel time delays in peak periods.

There have been 50 crashes in the past five years, including 20 casualty crashes.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) will be upgrading the intersections of Springbank, Daws and Goodwood Roads to improve safety and travel times for motorists.

Once complete, the upgrade will improve connectivity, capacity and safety for all users.

Prior to finalising the current design, the department investigated multiple options for this intersection. Following community feedback, new data and detailed costings, a realigned four-way intersection will be delivered.

The project is expected to cost $60 million, with early works expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020. Major construction is expected to commence late 2020 with project completion expected by end of 2021, weather permitting.

The successful tenderer for the design development of the Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade is Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, who have partnered with Tonkin and KPMG. A tender for the delivery of the project is expected to be announced in late 2020.

The current proposed treatments for the new four-way intersection are:

  • Road widening on Goodwood Road to provide three through lanes southbound and a left turn onto Springbank Road.
  • Road widening on Goodwood Road to provide dual right turn lanes onto Daws Road.
  • Road realignment on Daws Road to provide two through lanes onto Springbank Road, and a left turn onto Goodwood Road (northbound).
  • Road realignment on Daws Road to provide dual right turn lanes onto Goodwood road (southbound).
  • Road realignment on Springbank Road to provide two through lanes onto Daws Road, and dual right turn lanes onto Goodwood road (northbound).
  • Road realignment on Springbank Road to provide dual controlled left turn lanes onto Goodwood Road (southbound).
  • Extension of dual right turn lanes from Goodwood Road onto Springbank Road.
  • Road widening on Goodwood Road to allow for an additional through lane northbound, and a left turn onto Daws Road.
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossings within the intersection, including new pedestrian crossing and lights.
  • New and upgraded pedestrian ramps and footpaths around the intersection.
  • New and upgraded traffic signals and road lighting.
  • Dedicated bicycle lanes on the approaches and through the intersection.
  • New kerb and gutter where road realignment and widening is occurring.

Please note, this is an artist's impression for illustrative purposes only and not a final design. Please click here to download this current plan.

DIT COVID-19 Response

The Department will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

Engagement with community and industry is crucial and we will facilitate information sessions as much as possible to enable face to face engagement.  It is important to assist in managing these events that you register as requested to enable physical distancing as much as possible.

Community Engagement

Early engagement and community feedback

As part of the project’s early concept design and review process, DIT held two information sessions to meet members of the community and seek feedback.

The information sessions were held at the Colonel Light Gardens RSL on Wednesday 23 October 2019, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and Saturday 26 October 2019, between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

In addition to the information sessions, the community were invited to provide their feedback via the YourSAy platform. This consultation commenced on Wednesday 30 October 2019, and concluded on 29 November 2019.

All feedback received from the community was reviewed and considered by the project team and as a result the concept design has been updated to include:

  • Left turn slip lane from Springbank Road onto Oxford Circus;
  • Left turn slip lane from Daws Road onto Springbank Secondary College car park;
  • Left turn slip lanes on Goodwood Road and Daws Road updated to remove control and improve efficiency;
  • Upgrade of the existing ‘Koala’ crossing on Daws Road to a pedestrian actuated (push button) crossing (PAC);
  • Define the border of Oxford Circus Reserve and the new road reserve on Springbank Road to retain heritage value of Colonel Light Gardens; and
  • U-turn facility on Daws Road to assist with accessing the Springbank Secondary College.

Receiving feedback from the community is important and will continue to help inform the development of the design, with early works commencing in March 2020, and major construction expected to commence late 2020. Project completion is expected by the end of 2021, weather permitting.

What’s next?

Service relocation works, including SA Power Networks 66kV & 11kV infrastructure, SA Water main alterations, APA Gas works, and the relocation of telecommunications infrastructure are nearing completion.

Pavement construction has commenced on the new sections Springbank Road and Daws Road, as well as the installation of new drainage, earthworks, concrete works, and demolition of the existing medians across the site to facilitate the realigned intersection.

Removal of the existing stobie poles and street lighting has also commenced and will be replaced with temporary lighting towers until the new street lighting is installed. Further updates will be provided as the works progress.

For further information please download the latest notification

Major construction on the intersection upgrade is expected to commence later this year, with project completion expected by the end of 2021, weather permitting.


Construction Update - February 2021

Night works Notification - October 2020

Night works Notification - August to September 2020

Community Information Session - July 2020

Early Service Relocation Works Notification - June 2020

Property Demolitions and Site Assessments Notification - March 2020

Property Demolitions Fact Sheet - March 2020

Invitation to Community Information Drop In Session - February 2020

Project update and early site investigation works notification

Invitation to Community Info Session and project update

Proposed treatments plan

Media Releases

New fix to remove Springbank dog leg - 6 May 2019

For further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project, please visit the Registration, Feedback and Suggestions page, email or telephone 1300 794 880.