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Safety to be improved on Upper Yorke Road

23 March 2016

Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes. The resealing works will also extend the life of the road and improve ride quality and comfort for road users.

The project forms part of a staged upgrade of the 20 kilometre section of the Upper Yorke Road, between the Bute and Kulpara, over three years at a total cost of $9 million.

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact on road users, with works being undertaken between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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.

The shoulder widening and pavement reconstruction are expected to be completed by the end of June 2016, while the final resealing is scheduled for late 2016, when warmer weather conditions are expected.

The $2.8 million safety upgrade is funded by State Government’s Road Resurfacing and Rehabilitation Program, Rural Road Safety Program and Minor Works Program.

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

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