Works Begin On Safer Junction At South Brighton

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Work has commenced to upgrade the Brighton Road and Edwards Street junction at South Brighton (in Adelaide’s southwest), improving road safety and public transport efficiency.

The project includes the installation of traffic lights with a signalised pedestrian and cyclist crossing which will enhance road safety and accessibility for all road users.

It is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments, and will support approximately 20 jobs over the construction period.

The funding is part of the $30 million Brighton Road Intersection Improvements project.

A dedicated right-turn lane will be installed on Edwards Street so drivers can easily access the Brighton Central Shopping Centre, improving access to local businesses along Brighton Road, especially during peak periods.

For those who catch public transport, bus stop 37 (west) on Brighton Road will be relocated just north of the junction and a new bus stop 37 (east) will be installed south of the junction.

Further improvements to the junction will include upgraded LED lighting, new kerbing and gutters, resurfaced road pavement and new line marking.

Following community consultation, the Pedestrian Actuated Crossing on Brighton Road, south of Gregory Street, will be retained.

The majority of the works are being undertaken on weeknights between 7pm and 6am, with Edwards Street requiring some temporary closures in place throughout the works.

Speed and lane restrictions will also be in place, however pedestrian access and access to local businesses will be maintained at all times.

The works are expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2024.

Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“Investments like the Australian Government’s $15 million for the Brighton Road Intersection Improvements show our commitment to improving road infrastructure.

“This upgrade will be a significant step to improving road safety for drivers in Adelaide, especially during peak hour traffic.”

Quotes attributable to South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Tom Koutsantonis:

“We are committed to continuing to work with the Australian Government to deliver infrastructure projects that benefit the wider community.

“These new traffic lights, pedestrian crossing and other works will also improve access to local businesses.

“We thank local residents and businesses for their patience while these works are undertaken and we are making every effort to minimise any inconvenience, including undertaking majority of the works at night.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Boothby Louise Miller-Frost:

“I am delighted to see joint funding between the Australian and South Australian governments providing more and better connections and travel flow along Brighton Road.

“I look forward to seeing works progress and the benefits flow for the community.

“The Edwards Street Brighton Road junction is a really busy one.

“This upgrade will mean local residents and those doing their weekly shopping will be able to get on and off Brighton Road faster and more safely.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Gibson Sarah Andrews:

“We are delivering on our commitment to improve this intersection, which has been a cause of some frustration for local residents.

“Construction of the dedicated right-turn lane on Edwards Street into Brighton Central Shopping Centre will not only improve access to local businesses, but alleviate the build-up of car congestion on the road.”

/Public Release. View in full here.