Engineers Australia

Oaklands Rail Crossing Site Visit

Geotechnical Considerations

Through the 2017/18 South Australian State Budget, the South Australian Government announced a range of significant state infrastructure projects, including a number of key public transport initiatives. These public transport initiatives are being managed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) who have partnered with McConnell Dowell, Mott Macdonald and Arup to deliver these works through the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA).

The Oaklands rail crossing is located 12.8km south of Adelaide on the Seaford train line at the intersection of Morphett and Diagonal Roads. The existing Oaklands Crossing imposes congestion and traffic delays on Morphett and Diagonal Roads due to the operation of boom gates for trains along the Seaford rail corridor.

The boom gate operations restrict road traffic movements across the rail line for approximately 25% of the peak traffic periods. Traffic movements for the nearby Westfield Marion shopping centre, the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre and GP Plus facilities further contribute to pressure on the road network around the level crossing (Source: DPTI).

Participants will hear first hand from the project team, which will outline key project and geotechnical design and construction challenges and achievements in the project delivery to date. The site visit will consist of a short presentation from the Project team, followed by a guided tour of the site.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.