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North South Motorway plans revealed
Residents and business owners along Adelaide's South Road say they
have been shocked to learn their properties will be bulldozed for the
final stage of the North-South Motorway.
The South Australian government has revealed the southern entry and
exit points for a tunnel in the section between Darlington and the
According to the ABC network, dozens of homes and businesses in the
Clovelly Park area will have to be cleared to allow tunnel operations to
"This is where the tunnel boring machines will be launched from for
the southern tunnel, some four kilometres," Transport Minister Corey
Mr Wingard said the final design would be completed later this year
and the community was being consulted.
Sam Stanton, who owns a business called Studio360 Cycle, only learnt
through the media that his spin-cycling gym would be affected.
"About six months ago, there was something slipped under the door
about the possibility, but we didn't realise we were in the section that
was going to go," he said.
"It's a bit annoying that we officially found out through the news and
not from the council or the government."
Stephen Monkhouse, who has lived at his Clovelly Park property for
five years, thought his house would be safe because the project was
now using tunnels.
He said he also was not told his home would be demolished.
"It's all news to me. Very surprised, very shocked I suppose," he said.
"Now we've got to try and find somewhere else. Where are we going to
Mr Wingard said the government had been trying to contact all owners
over the past few weeks.
"We are reaching out through every avenue we have to contact people.
We have been knocking on doors and we have been speaking but
people aren't always home," he said.
"We've been going to great lengths and we will continue to do that."
Mr Wingard said the hybrid-plus design meant about 60 per cent of
the project would be tunnels and about 390 properties would be
The government has not revealed which other properties will be
Construction on the 10.5km section between the River Torrens and
Darlington is due to begin in 2023, with completion planned for 2028.
The government said it would reduce travel times in Adelaide by up to
It announced last month in the state budget that the project had
ballooned by $1 billion to $9.9 billion to include three lanes each way
rather than two.
Adelaide, South Australia
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