News from the Torrens to Torrens Project - Taylor Bridge underpass & Brickworks Link...

Some updates from the T2T Project in response to a couple of questions:

1. What's the design & build program for the Linear Path Underpass, Taylor Bridge, South Rd?

"DPTI engaged with the local community, and from my understanding, bicycle and walking groups, during the design of the shared use bridge crossing of the River Torrens at the end of McDonnell Avenue, so maybe that’s the engagement process you recall. The T2T Alliance have not engaged with the community about the small section of Linear Park Trail that we will be constructing when widening of Taylor Bridge is completed. 

The section of Linear Park Trail that will be reinstated by the T2T Alliance is approximately 40 meters on the western side of the bridge, the remaining section under the bridge and on the eastern side will be carried out by City of Charles Sturt in future years, pending Council funding.

The design drawings show the width and height of the path will be 2.5 meters, with lighting under the bridge where it has been widened. 

Thank you for your feedback about the temporary structure that was installed to provide access under South Road while works continued on the bridge deck. While clear signage was provided before, and on the structure itself, for cyclists to dismount due to height restraints, sharp corners etc. cyclists were not adhering to the signage."

2. What is the progress with the bike link connecting the OHGreenway to the Hallett Bridge and the Brickworks at West Hindmarsh (Albemarle St & McDonnell Ave)?

"In regards to your enquiry about the link between the Outer Harbor Greenway and Linear Park Trail, I can advise that the crossing of Port Road is completed, DPTI will be making modifications to the signalised crossing of Grange Road (near McDonnell Avenue), and that City of Charles Sturt are managing the local street BikeDirect signage between Queen Street and the McDonnell Avenue footbridge over the River Torrens."

Sam, PortBUG.

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Thanks for the update ... *sigh* I guess that means users of linear path will have to put up with that dreadful narrow & slippery section of wooden boards past the cemetery for a few more years. The council is probably hoping it can hold out until the eastern side of Taylor bridge is widened & then get the state/fed govt to pay for the upgrade.

I'm afraid that I can't offer further clarification Mark. I didn't find T2T's explanation very helpful - a plan or artist's rendering would have been useful... 

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