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Safety to be improved on the Sturt Highway

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

14 February 2017

Safety on various sections of roads of the Sturt Highway will be improved with more than 9 kilometres of resealing works commencing on Monday, 20 February 2017.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is undertaking resealing works at the following locations:

  • Approximately 30km east of Truro for 2.0km
  • Approximately 40km east of Truro for 1.8km
  • Approximately 26km east of Blanchetown for 3.1km
  • Waikerie Bypass for 0.7km
  • Approximately 1km east of Waikerie for 2km
  • Southern approach to Renmark for 0.5km

The works will improve the surface quality and extend the life of the roads.

The work will be undertaken between 7.00 am and 5.30pm Monday to Sunday, weather permitting.

DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users during construction hours, with the road remaining open to traffic with minor lane restrictions in place while the works are being undertaken.

A 25 km/h speed restriction will apply when workers are on site, with a maximum 80km/h speed restriction being in place until the reinstatement of the pavement marking is complete.

These works, including all pavement marking, are expected to be completed by April 2017, weather permitting.

The works are being carried out at an estimated cost of $660 000 as part of the Australian Government’s National Network Maintenance (SA) Programme.

DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important safety works are carried out.