13 Feb 2018
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises motorists that works have begun on the construction of three new overtaking lanes on the Lincoln, Eyre and Augusta Highways.
Lucas Total Contract Solutions Pty Ltd was awarded the $4.4 million contract to undertake the design and construction of the three overtaking lanes, located at:
The construction of overtaking lanes aims to reduce the number and severity of crashes by providing overtaking opportunities, improving safety and freight efficiency on regional roads, and is expected to reduce crashes by approximately 25 per cent.
Initially, works will commence on the southbound overtaking lane on Lincoln Highway. This will then be followed by the construction of the northbound overtaking lanes on Eyre and the Augusta Highways.
An upgrade of the Eyre Highway junction with the Lincoln Highway will also be undertaken in conjunction with the overtaking lane works.
Traffic control measures will be in place at construction sites to ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public, with traffic delays to be expected.
Works are expected to be completed by mid-2018, weather permitting.
The projects form part of the broader Australian and State Government’s commitment to regional road safety.
The overtaking lane projects are jointly funded by the Australian Government and the South Australian Government through the Regional Roads Program, while the junction upgrade is funded through DPTI’s Annual Programs.
DPTI thanks the community for their patience during these works and reminds all road users to please take care when travelling through work zones.
Older vehicles are over-represented in fatal vehicle crashes and the average age of a vehicle involved in a fatality crash is increasing.
The South Australian Government is committed to the introduction of a heavy vehicle inspection scheme to identify, monitor and mitigate un-roadworthiness of heavy vehicles on South Australian roads.
Road users are advised the Anzac Highway/Brighton Road/Tapleys Hill Road intersection will be closed to all traffic for resurfacing works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 13 – 15 August, between 9pm and 6am. Speed and land restrictions will also be in place between 7pm-9pm prior to the full closure.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be improving safety and traffic flow at the junction of McIntyre Road and The Golden Way, Wynn Vale, by installing an additional right turn lane from The Golden Way into McIntyre Road.