Work is being done to address traffic in the congested town of Hahndorf.
Traffic data reveals approximately 11,000 vehicles use the main street per day, including 480 heavy vehicles. Two-thirds of weekday peak hour traffic are trips to or from the south of the town and 300 peak-hour road users have no purpose in the main street of Hahndorf.
As there is no convenient alternative route for freight vehicles travelling northbound or southbound through the local area, the State and Federal Governments are coinvesting $250 million in a traffic bypass in the Adelaide Hills.
Three proposals for interchanges and link roads between the hills town and the freeway have been put forward for the community to look at and respond to at dit.sa.gov.au/Hahndorf:
- a full interchange at River Road and a new link road connecting Echunga Road and River Road;
- a half interchange at River Road and a link road connecting Echunga Road and River Road; and
- a full interchange at Verdun with a link road connecting Echunga Road and River Road.
Detailed planning will happen later this year with construction on the project expected to begin in late 2023.
Photo of Hahndorf Main Street by Orderinchaos, WikiMedia