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Improvements for South East Freeway

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

15 March 2016

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be resurfacing approximately 1.2 km of the South East Freeway between the Heysen Tunnel and Crafers (including Tunnel) on the outbound carriageway with a quieter surface to improve ride quality.

The works will involve removing and replacing the existing road pavement followed by a final surface layer.
The works will occur in four stages as follows:

  • Stage One: 15 March to 31 March 2016 – Removing existing surface and repairing failed areas.
  • Stage Two: 4 April 2016 – Application of waterproofing membrane
  • Stage Three: 5 April to 7 April 2016 – Placing final surface layer
  • Stage Four: 7 April to 8 April 2016 – Removing existing surface and replacing with new surface in Heysen tunnel.

The works will occur at night commencing at 8:00pm and concluding at 8:00am except for Stage 2 on 4 April 2016 which will occur during the day between 5:00am and 2:00pm, weather permitting.

For the safety of the road workers and the road users, traffic will be limited to one lane during works. To minimise traffic disruption for the road users during upcoming Public Holidays for Easter, no works will be programmed between 24 March and 28 March 2016.

Temporary pavement marking and speed restriction and reduction will be in place during and after works.

Variable message signs will be in place advising motorists, and road users are asked to use extra caution when workers are on site.

The $1 million project is funded by the Australian Government.

DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important road safety improvements are undertaken.