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Safety to be improved on the Myponga to Hindmarsh Valley Rd

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

18 December 2015

Safety on the Myponga to Hindmarsh Valley Road will soon be improved with shoulder sealing and safety barrier works which commenced Monday 14 December 2015.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that works will include 3 kilometres of shoulder sealing and the installation of a total of 3 kilometres of safety barrier at various locations on the Myponga to Hindmarsh Valley Road.

Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes

Safety barrier protects road users from roadside hazards, thereby minimising the severity of vehicle accident injury and property damage.
DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users during construction hours.

The road will remain open with traffic restricted to one lane under temporary traffic signals during working hours, between 7.00 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

DPTI advises a 25 km/h speed restriction will apply when workers are on site, with 80 km/h speed restriction in place at other times until the works are complete.

These works will be placed on hold over the Christmas holidays, between 23 December 2015 and 3 January 2016 inclusive, with no restrictions to road users.

These works are expected to be completed by the end of March 2016, weather permitting.

The $115 000 safety initiative is funded by the State Government’s Rural Road Safety Program.

DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important works are undertaken.