New tunnel for Adelaide

A series of information sessions on the O-Bahn tunnel project have been held

Adelaide's O-Bahn city tunnel project was explained during a series of public information sessions held in the city this month.

The tunnel will provide faster and more reliable access from buses into the city.

South Australian Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan says it is great to be able to give those interested in the $160 million project an opportunity to become better informed.

"This project is about improving public transport on our most heavily patronised route, while also improving traffic flows around the Inner City Ring Route," he says.

"It will also reduce congestion at key city intersections and provide opportunities to enhance the parklands and East Terrace precinct."

The minister says it is not too late to take people’s ideas into consideration, as this will help the South Australian Government achieve the best possible outcome for all road users.

"There are many more elements to be considered and through community input and engagement we hope to cover as many of these as possible," Mullighan says.

"The project team has been actively consulting with key stakeholders such as government and non-government agencies, East End businesses and local residents.

"These community sessions are an extension of that consultation, and gave the public an opportunity to speak directly with the people who developed the proposal." Attendees were able to register their details to receive future information about the project, allowing them to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.

The information sessions were held at the Tea Tree Gully Library, Rundle Mall and Adelaide Bowling Club up until March 21.


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