25 February 2016
Sections of seven roads in the Riverland, Murray Mallee and Murray Bridge will be resealed improving safety and extending the life of each road.
The roads projects included in the works will be:
Ridley Road – approximately 7km south of Punthari for 2.5 kilometres
Mannum Road – approximately 22km south of Mannum for 3 kilometres
Jervois Road – approximately 14km south of Murray Bridge for 2.1 kilometres
Mallee Highway – approximately 8km east of Lameroo for one kilometre
Berri to Loxton Road – approximately 10km south of Berri for one kilometre
Paruna Road – 2.9 kilometres from Loxton
Goyder Highway – 1.1 kilometres near Taylorville
The $765,000 project will be funded by the State Government’s Periodic Road Maintenance and Critical Road Maintenance programs.
The Critical Road Maintenance Program is part of a $110 million initiative announced in last year’s State Budget to improve road safety and maintenance.
More than 185 upgrades will be funded by the four-year stimulus package, creating more than 300 jobs.
$71.5 million of this $110 million will be spent in regional areas and when combined with our ongoing periodic programs, amounts to more than $532 million for road safety and maintenance over the forward estimates, with $341 million going to the regions.
Workers will be on-site from 7.00am to 5.30pm seven days a week with 25kmh speed restrictions in place for their safety.
Weather permitting, the roadworks are expected to be completed by late March 2016.
As the weather starts to warm up across South Australia, grain harvest gets underway across our grain growing regions.
The South Australian Government is developing a new strategy for the next ten years: South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031.
As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.
Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.