Adelaide’s Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project wins Excellence in Road Safety Award at the 2024 IPWEA Australasia Awards! It was the latest acknowledgement for the project, which has previously won the CCF Earth Award, the State IPWEA Award and was named a finalist in the Banksia Awards.

Delivered by South Australia’s PTP Alliance, the project was the first infrastructure project in Australia to utlise Reinforced Earth’s TechWall™ system, the precast concrete retaining wall supports the new bridge, while the versatile facing panels were customised with an architectural finish, and also provided a backdrop for the installation of vibrant local artworks. 

TechWall™ combines precast and in situ concrete construction to deliver a highly efficient and robust cantilever retaining wall. Full-height facing panels that come complete with pre-attached perpendicular counterforts are manufactured by Reinforced Earth and then delivered to site. The integrated counterforts are then jointed onsite to a structural concrete footing. TechWall™ reduces excavation requirements in cut-and-fill situations while ensuring cleaner sites and less disruption to the surroundings. Rapid installation procedures reduce construction time by 50% or more.

About the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project

The Australian and South Australian Governments removed the rail level crossing on Torrens Road, Ovingham to improve travel times, connectivity, and safety for all road and rail users. The $196 million project was jointly funded (50:50) by both Governments.

As well as providing vital transport infrastructure improvements, the completed project also delivered new public space under and around the new bridge including:

  • a futsal court
  • a half basketball court
  • Kaurna cultural heritage artwork
  • pedestrian and cycle paths
  • public artwork
  • landscaping and revegetation
  • a nature play area
  • local road and footpath connections

In all, approximately 30,000sqm of new public space was delivered with 1km of new bike lanes and 6 Aboriginal mural art works commissioned.

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