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Contract Awarded for Kempe Road Upgrade

17 February 2016

A South Australian company has won a $2.83 million contract to upgrade a 43 kilometre section of Kempe Road between Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure advises that Ceduna Bulk Hauliers & Earthmovers Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake re-sheeting works to 43 kilometres of the unsealed road, immediately northeast of Coober Pedy.

The re-sheeting works will improve the road surface and drainage, reduce the frequency of road closures and provide improved ride quality and safety for road users.

The project will support around seven full-time equivalent jobs during construction, which is expected to commence 22 February 2016 and be completed by the end of July 2016, weather permitting.

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact on road users, with works being undertaken between 7.30am and 6.30pm on weekdays and weekends over 21 day blocks, with seven day breaks, until completed.

The road will remain open to traffic, with a 25 km/h speed restriction in place while workers are on site. Lane and other speed restrictions may apply subject to onsite conditions.

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

This important upgrade is funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme.

For community and road user enquiries email dpti.northern&westernregion@sa.gov.au or telephone 8648 5211.