Fantastic news … the pedestrian/cycle path under Anzac Highway is now open.
Now, that path on the edge of the Showground will continue under Anzac Highway and continue into the CBD.
Underpass links cycling pathsThe underpass beneath Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road has been officially opened, providing uninterrupted access to and from the city for cyclists and walkers.
Minister for Transport, Stephen Mullighan said the final major piece of the Marino Rocks Greenway - the $2 million Keswick Path - was an important link that connected existing paths on either side of the busy intersection.
"Keeping cyclists away from the intersection will provide a much safer option for them - and they will save time too," the Minister said.
New route opened to CBD"Greenways are important linkages connecting local streets with off-street paths, creating direct cycling routes and access to public transport stops and stations," he said.
"The underpass improves access to the Adelaide Showground station on the Belair, Seaford and Tonsley lines, and provides an additional connection from the suburbs to the city."
He said it also gave approximately 1,000 daily users of the Mike Turtur Bikeway a new route to the CBD.
The construction of the disability-compliant underpass included a sealed bitumen and concrete path; installation of a post and sleeper retaining wall; installation of LED path lighting; excavation of slopes to align the new path; and, relocation of the billboard south of the Anzac Highway bridge.
Mr Mullighan said, when completed later this year, the Marino Rocks Greenway would provide a "safe, direct, continuous and attractive link" from the city to the southern suburbs.
"The 15 kilometre route begins at the Anzac Highway/West Terrace shared use path in the Parklands, and connects to the existing Coast to Vines Trail at Marino Rocks," he said.
The path completes the Adelaide Showground Station project, jointly funded by the South Australian and Australian Governments as part of the Goodwood/Torrens Junction upgrade.
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