Section #1 of the TAPA MARTINTHI YALA Bikeway Opening!We’ve received the update below from the Nth’n Connector Project/DPTI today:
The first section of the new, shared use path that runs alongside the Northern Connector Motorway, will open on Saturday 18 April, between the Northern and Bolivar Interchanges.
The name of the path is Tapa Martinthi Yala, meaning “pathway to embrace today” in the Aboriginal Kaurna language and is being delivered as part of the new Northern Connector Project.
This first stage of Tapa Martinthi Yala to open is approximately 7.3kms and will link to the existing Stuart O’Grady Bikeway which runs alongside the Northern Expressway from Gawler to Waterloo Corner. This first section will run from Waterloo Corner (at its northern extent) and to the Little Para River Trail just south of Bolivar (at its southern end).
Once complete, the new Tapa Martinthi Yala will connect to both the new Port River Bikeway (Ed; we’ve been calling this the ‘PREXY Bikeway’) and the Gawler Greenway at the Northern Connector’s Southern Interchange, creating approximately 43km of continuous paths from Gawler to Port Adelaide.
The remaining section of the Tapa Martinthi Yala from the Bolivar Interchange to the Southern Interchange and the new Port River Bikeway, are in their final stages of completion and expected to be open for use in early May. More information will be provided soon.
For further information, including a map, please see attached PDF available here.
Northern Connector Project: Community information line | 1300 916 221