19 Jan 2015
Safety along the Sturt Highway (approximately 13 kilometres east of Truro) will soon be improved with road widening works commencing on Monday, 19 January 2015.
The works will include 220 metres of shoulder sealing and safety barrier replacement over Anna Creek on the Sturt Highway near Three Chain Road.
These road widening works will help protect motorists from roadside hazards and ‘run-off road’ type crashes thereby minimising the severity of vehicle accident injury and property damage.
The works will be undertaken between 7.00 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday and are expected to be completed by June 2015.
DPTI advises a 25 km/h speed restriction will apply when workers are on site. Other speed restrictions may apply subject to onsite conditions.
DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users during construction hours. The road will remain open to traffic with minor lane restrictions in place while the works are being undertaken.
Advance notice signs advising motorists of these works are currently in place.
The works are being carried out at a cost of $500,000 as part of the Australian Government’s road maintenance funding to South Australia.
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