Pitt Street streetscape upgrade

Project status – In progress

Construction work started on Monday 23 October 2023 and will take 6 to 8 months to complete.

Why are we doing this?

Pitt Street streetscape upgrade is the final part of the $14.6 million Market to Riverbank link project.

This upgrade aims to provide a key city pedestrian connection, promote economic vitality, enhance the street’s unique character and provide opportunities for street activation such as outdoor dining.

What are we doing?

The Pitt Street upgrade will feature:

  • two-way access
  • wide footpaths
  • outdoor dining
  • tree planting
  • flush curbs
  • feature pavement
  • removable bollards
  • narrowed lanes for traffic calming

Pitt Street concept design

When are we doing it?

Construction work will start from Monday 23 October 2023 and will be completed by mid 2024.

Council is committed to minimising disruption to businesses and residents during the works.

The street may often be reduced to a single lane undertake during construction to maintain access.

Occasional full road closures will be communicated with stakeholders in advance.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

Project background

City of Adelaide consulted Pitt Street businesses and organisations on an initial concept design in 2022.

The initial design proposed making the street one way and concerns were raised.

Plans were revised to maintain a two-way street.

This upgrade completes the Market to Riverbank link project.

The $14.6 million joint initiative between City of Adelaide and the State Government, through Renewal SA, connects the Adelaide Central Market to the Adelaide Riverbank.

Bank Street, Leigh Street, Topham Mall and Bentham Street have also been upgraded as part of the project.


Need more information?

For enquiries or to register for project updates, get in touch with the Pitt Street engagement team using the following contact details: