It's great to live in a big city. There's the excitement of never knowing what the next day will bring, the never-ending supply of events, the chance to meet loads of interesting people you might never have gotten the opportunity before and a host of other things. But one thing no one likes about the city is the traffic.
Yes, being stuck in traffic for what can feel like hours on end is a punishing morning commute that you can't seem to avoid. It certainly does have the potential to take the wind out of your sails. Luckily, if you happen to own property in Adelaide, you're being taken care of on this front.
The Australian and South Australian governments recently released plans for works on the South Eastern freeway, which will include an interchange at Bald Hills Road and a new roundabout at the Old Princes Highway. These aren't just minor programmes: When they're finished, it's going to bit a lot easier for Adelaide property owners to commute around and enjoy the sights and sounds of the South Australian capital.
"The interchange will reduce traffic congestion through Littlehampton and Mount Barker meaning motorists will spend less time stuck in traffic and more time being productive at work or at home with their families," Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said in a 16 July release.
Already, $27million has been allocated for the construction of the ramps at Bald Hills Interchange, which is expected to begin in late 2014 and be finished by the middle of 2016.
"These upgrades are part of the Australian government's record $2billion investment in world class infrastructure across South Australia to grow the economy, slash travel times and create thousands of new jobs," Mr Briggs added.
With so much infrastructure development on the horizon, now may be the perfect time to nab a property in Norwood or other parts of Adelaide, before home values rise.