Grange Road, Adelaide

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Grange Road
South Australia
Western Adelaide
Grange Road, Adelaide is located in Greater Adelaide
east end
east end
west end
west end
Coordinates
General information
Type Road
Length 6.8 km (4.2 mi)[1]
Major junctions
east end Main South Road, West Hindmarsh
west end Grange

Grange Road is an arterial road in the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It runs from South Road close to the city centre to the coast at Grange.

The eastern end of Grange Road continues across South Road as Manton Street which passes Hindmarsh Stadium and behind the Adelaide Entertainment Centre then joins the City Ring Route, Adelaide at Port Road and Park Terrace via a short stretch of Adam Street.

History

Between 1894 and 1957, the Henley Beach railway line followed the west side of Military Road and crossed what is now Grange Road. The Kirkcaldy railway station was immediately south of Grange Road.

The 1936 Gregory's street directory shows that west of Tapleys Hill Road, Grange Road continued as Kircaldy Beach Road, and the area where it ended was known at that time as Kircaldy.[2] The 1940 Fuller's directory shows Grange Road to the bridge over the Port River and Kirkcaldy Road from there to the Esplanade.[3] Today, the bridge is just a culvert or stormwater drain, and there is only an open channel for the river downstream (north) of Grange Road.

Route description

Grange Road starts at South Road (route A2). It crosses route A14, two offset intersections with East Avenue (north) and Holbrooks Road (south) about 50m apart between the suburbs of Beverley, Allenby Gardens, Flinders Park. It crosses route A15, Tapleys Hill Road between Seaton and Fulham Gardens. At the coastal end, it crosses Military Road and terminates at a roundabout on Seaview Road on the boundary between Grange and Henley Beach with a public car park continuing to The Esplanade on the foreshore.[1]

Major intersections

LGA[4] Location[4] km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Charles Sturt West Hindmarsh, Hindmarsh 0.0 0.0 South Road (A2) Continues as Manton Street
Beverley, Allenby Gardens, Flinders Park 1.3 0.81 East Avenue, Holbrooks Road (A14) Coincident for about 50m
Seaton, Fulham Gardens 4.7 2.9 Tapleys Hill Road (A17)
Grange, Henley Beach 6.7 4.2 Military Road
6.8 4.2 Seaview Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b c Google (31 March 2018). "Grange Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Gregory's 1936 Adelaide Directory" (PDF). 1936. pp. 106, 107. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Map 11". Street Directory of Adelaide and Suburbs with Reference Maps. W.C. Fuller. 1940. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Property Location Browser, Suburbs and Local Government layers". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia.
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