Collage of tunnel and Carrick Hill, Springfield.
Collage of tunnel and Carrick Hill, Springfield.

Truckies want heavy freight tunnel in South Australia

A TUNNEL under the foothills behind Springfield should be built as part of a link between the South East Freeway and South Rd, the SA Freight Council says.

When the North-South Corridor is completed, trucks will want to head straight for that route rather than weaving through the eastern suburbs, council chief executive Evan Knapp said.

"The North South Corridor is going to be transformational," he said.

In a submission to Infrastructure SA's 20-year strategic plan, the SA Freight Council proposes an alternative to the Cross Rd option.

Its South East Link route would tunnel from the arrester bed at the last downhill corner of the SE Freeway, under the foothills to emerge near the Carrick Hill estate and Brownhill Creek.

Mr Knapp acknowledged the project would likely cost billions of dollars and there would be complex elements such as bridging Brownhill Creek and getting to Springbank Rd.

READ MORE AT THE ADVERTISER

Big Rigs

BRUCE HWY DELAYS: Glass everywhere after crash

BRUCE HWY DELAYS: Glass everywhere after crash

A truck carrying glass panels has crashed on the Bruce Highway

Charity truckie recovering from horror crash robbed

Charity truckie recovering from horror crash robbed

The grubs spent well over an hour inside the yard

Controversial Sleepy Hollow rest area sign removed

Controversial Sleepy Hollow rest area sign removed

The RMS has listened to your protests and removed a controversial rest area...