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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The South Australian Registrar of Motor Vehicles will refuse the registration of light vehicles fitted with defective Takata ‘Alpha’ type airbag inflators from 1 November 2018 until they are rectified to ensure the safety of all road users.
The lowered motorway constructed as part of the $801 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project Torrens will be opened to traffic on Saturday 29 September.
Preliminary works for the upgrade of the Main North Road intersection with Dalkeith Road and Smith Road are currently underway, with Telstra early works to commence from Wednesday 5 September.