A dangerous intersection at Kroemer’s Crossing, at the Tanunda end of the Barossa Rail Trail in South Australia, has been made safer for all users with the opening of a new large roundabout.
The aim of the work was to “reduce the confusion of the current road alignment due to the close proximity of multiple junctions and the presence of the rail corridor. The intersection previously comprised five roads and a railway level crossing and a separate cycle path. The railway line, which is no longer in use, was removed when the roundabout was constructed. A grade separated cyclepath has been incorporated around the northern and western sides with only one road crossing, linking the southern end of the Barossa Rail Trail with cycle lanes on Murray Street, Tanunda. Cycle crossings with centre refuges have been provided on Murray Street and the Barossa Valley Way.
The $6 million roundabout, a joint project of Federal and State Governments, The Barossa Council, and Pernod Ricard Winemakers, was officially declared open on Friday 18th September. More details here.
With the removal of a small section of the now disused railway line, the State Government is now considering the future use of the rail corridor back to Gawler.