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DPTI Media Release - Safety to be improved on the Callington to Goolwa Road

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

5 December 2016

Safety for road users will soon be improved on the Callington to Goolwa Road between Salem Road and Chauncey’s Line Road, Hartley.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that safety improvements will be undertaken including 1.15 kilometres of shoulder sealing, reshaping the steep roadside embankment and the installation of 570 metres of safety barrier.

The works will be undertaken in stages with the reshaping of a steep roadside embankment commencing today and is expected to take one week to complete.

The shoulder sealing and installation of safety barrier is scheduled to commence in late January 2017 and is expected to be completed by March 2017, weather permitting.

The reshaping of the steep roadside embankment provides a safer environment for road users by reducing the gradient of the slope, thereby minimising the severity of errant vehicle crashes.

Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes.
Safety barriers protect 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 these works. The work will be undertaken between 7.00 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

The road will remain open, with traffic restricted to one lane under traffic control when required and a 25 km/h speed restriction while workers are on site. Other speed restrictions may apply subject to onsite conditions.

The $130,000 safety initiative is funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme.
DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important safety works are carried out.