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Improvements for South Eastern Freeway

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

4 April 2016

Motorists are advised that the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will continue resurfacing works on approximately 1.2 kilometres of the South Eastern Freeway between the Heysen Tunnel and Crafers.

Application of a waterproofing layer in the tunnel will occur Sunday 3 April and Monday 4 April 2016, weather permitting.

Resurfacing works in the tunnel will commence on Thursday 7 April 2016 and are expected to be completed by 9 April 2016, weather permitting.

To minimise disruption for road users, DPTI will also coordinate essential safety maintenance works of electrical systems including ventilation, lighting and wall cleaning during this period which will require a partial closure of the Heysen tunnel.

Traffic restrictions during works in the tunnels will be as follows:

Thursday, 7 April 2016

  • Crafers bound traffic will be diverted into one lane from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am
  • Adelaide bound traffic will not be restricted.

Friday, 8 April 2016:

  • Adelaide bound traffic will be detoured via Eagle on the Hill from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am.
  • Crafers bound traffic will be diverted into one lane of the Adelaide bound tunnel from 8:00 pm until 8:00 am.

Speed restrictions will be in place while work is undertaken and variable message signs will advise motorists of traffic changes.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the tunnels at all times and road users are asked to use extra caution when workers are on site.

The $1 million project is funded by the Australian Government and will result in a much smoother ride for all road users including truck drivers and bus passengers.

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