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Expressway open on long weekend:  The Southern Expressway will be open to traffic over the upcoming ANZAC Day long weekend to provide motorists with direct access to the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

Inter-peak closures:  The Southern Expressway will be closed between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm weekdays until 27 April 2014 (during the school holidays).

Expressway Night Closures:  The Southern Expressway will be closed from 7.00 pm to 6.00 am until May 2014 for road resurfacing works.

Bridge speed restrictions Speed restrictions and pedestrian detours will be in place a various bridge and pedestrian path locations across the expressway until late May 2014 to allow for bridge painting works.

Speed and Lane Restrictions:  From Tuesday 25 February until April 2014, there will be a rolling 40 km/h speed restriction in place along short sections of the expressway due to road resurfacing works. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and avoid changing lanes through this section of expressway due to varying road levels.


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Sturt River Bridge Construction, update January 2014

The duplicated bridge structure over the Sturt River is complete. The remaining works in this location include constructing the approach slabs and the reinforced earth wall. These works can be undertaken once the extensive remedial work that is underway to prevent further erosion to the riverbanks of the Sturt River is completed.

The pedestrian path under the bridge was closed at the commencement of works in the area and will remain closed until the completion of these works. On-site signage is in place to notify path users of the closure.


Marion Road Interchange works for Southern Expressway duplication, update January 2014

Work to modify the Marion Road Interchange is currently being undertaken and scheduled for completion in May 2014.

The work involves constructing the new expressway bridge and new south-bound off ramp and modifying the existing ramp.

Weekend closures of Marion road will occur in early 2014 to enable bridge beams and decks to be installed.


Temporary closure of Southern Expressway arrestor bed, Darlington - 30 October 2013 to mid 2014

The heavy vehicle arrestor bed on the Southern Expressway at Darlington will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 30 October 2013 until mid 2014 to allow for the construction of the new northbound carriageway of the Southern Expressway.

View the media release (94 KB) for more information.

Please see the traffic restrictions page for a plan showing the construction of a new arrestor bed north of Seacombe Road and parallel to the Marion Road off-ramp.


Honeypot Road, Hackham West bridge closure 26 October 2013 until early May 2014

Honeypot Road, Hackham West will be closed at the Southern Expressway bridge from 26 October 2013 until early May 2014, as part of the staged bridge works.


Closure of pedestrian path footbridges - update on timing and progress, March 2014

  • Sugarbush Path, Reynella is currently closed until late May 2014.

View the pedestrians and cyclists page for further information.

 

Road bridge closures

The following roads are currently closed for bridge extension works with detours in place at these bridge locations:

  • Honeypot Road, Hackham West - 26 October 2013 until early May 2014 

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Construction Works Update

For details of specific activities currently underway, please refer to the latest construction activity map below (click on the image to download the PDF - 552.3KB).

Construction Activity Map

For more details about the Construction works, please see construction works page.

 

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Media Releases

Southern Expressway speed and lane restrictions (90.5KB)
25 February 2014

Boost for Southern Expressway Construction in January (64KB)
23 December 2013

Marion Road and Sherriffs Road Temporary Weekend Closures (44.7KB)
11 December 2013

Sherriffs Road weekend closure for Southern Expressway Works (40.3KB)
20 November 2013

Sherriffs Road weekend closure for Southern Expressway works (42.6KB)
12 November 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend closure 42.6KB)
7 November 2013

Southern Expressway Saturday closure (42KB)
1 November 2013

Temporary closure of Southern Expressway Arrestor Bed, Darlington (94KB)
29 October 2013

Southern Expressway additional speed and lane restrictions (40.2KB)
24 October 2013

Upgrade works at Panalatinga Road / Kenihans Road / Old South Road Intersection, Reynella (40.5KB)
18 October 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closure (43KB)
18 October 2013

Southern Expressway Community Open Day
11 October 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closure
11 October 2013

Honeypot Road, Hackham West bridge closure
11 October 2013

Southern Expressway gives rise to new life
02 October 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closure
19 September 2013

Southern Expressway improves riding for the disabled
10 September 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closure
10 September 2013

Southern Expressway and Main South Road weekend closure and restrictions
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9 August 2013

Media release archive

Southern Expressway Weekend Closure
15 August 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closure 
10 August 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closures 
18 July 2013

Flaxmill Road, Christie Downs bridge closure 
3 July 2013

Southern Expressway Weekend Closures 
28 June 2013

Southern Expressway and Marion Road Weekend Closures 
18 June 2013

Rescheduled - Southern Expressway - Seacombe Road Overnight Closure 
07 June 2013

Southern Expressway - Seacombe Road Overnight Closure 
30 May 2013

Southern Expressway - Weekend partial closure for Beach Road works 
30 May 2013

Marion Road Interchange works for Southern Expressway duplication 
17 May 2013

Southern Expressway - O'Sullivan Beach Road restrictions 
17 May 2013

Southern Expressway Duplication hits halfway mark 
2 May 2013

Southern Expressway - extended inter-peak closure 
24 April 2013

Sherriffs Road interchange works for Southern Expressway 
19 April 2013

Southern Expressway traffic restrictions 
08 April 2013

Southern Expressway restrictions Saturday 6th April 
05 April 2013

Temporary closure of Lander Road at the Southern Expressway bridge 
13 March 2013

Majors Road, O'Halloran Hill bridge closure 
06 March 2013

Southern Expressway Duplication reaches milestone 
04 March 2013

Southern Expressway - weekend closure and extended inter-peak closure
19 February 2013

Southern Expressway - weekend closure and speed limits
14 February 2013

Delay to O'Sullivan Beach Road opening
11 February 2013

Southern Expressway - extended inter-peak closure
5 February 2013

Traffic restrictions for controlled blast
4 February 2013

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
30 January 2013

Southern Expressway closed
23 January 2013

Southern Expressway pedestrian path closure for extension works
22 January 2013

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
11 January 2013

Weekend closures for Southern Expressway
9 January 2013

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
7 January 2013

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway 
12 December 2012

Community Open Days, 9th and 11th December
30 November 2012

Peppermint and Perry Path closed to fast-track work
30 November 2012

Lander Road to re-open on 1 December 2012
23 November 2012

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
23 November 2012

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
12 November 2012

Weekend closure for Southern Expressway and speed limit change
7 November 2012

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway and Sturt River bridge beam delivery
2 November 2012

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
24 October 2012

Safe Work Week: drive carefully through roadworks
22 October 2012

Extended inter-peak closures For Southern Expressway
22 October 2012

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
15 October 2012

Flaxmill Road Truck Crossing, Christie Downs
12 October 2012

Controlled blasting for Southern Expressway
5 October 2012

Southern Expressway interpeak closure on Thursday 27 September 2012
25 September 2012

Southern Expressway closure on Saturday 22 September 2012
17 September 2012

Update: Southern Expressway closures tomorrow and this weekend
12 September 2012

Southern Expressway lane closure
11 September 2012

Southern Expressway closures for bridge works
10 September 2012

Expressway changeover extension and upcoming controlled blast
7 September 2012

Southern Expressway closure
28 August 2012

Lander Road closed for Southern Expressway works
13 August 2012

Expressway closure and August construction
2 August 2012

Moore Road, Reynella bridge closure
24 July 2012

New traffic modifications as expressway blasts off
10 July 2012

Boost for indigenous employment
29 June 2012

Beach Road changed traffic conditions
8 June 2012

Southern Expressway breaking new ground
8 June 2012

Southern Expressway weekend closure
31 May 2012

Southern Expressway Duplication Open Days
28 March 2012