27 Feb 2018
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will commence road works tomorrow to upgrade the intersection of Riddoch Highway (Penola Road) and Wandilo Forest Road-Ridge Road in the State’s south east.
The project is designed to significantly improve the safety of this intersection for all road users.
The intersection, approximately nine kilometres north of Mount Gambier, and its adjoining roads form part of the B-double Higher Mass Limit heavy vehicle network in South Australia.
For heavy vehicles, the upgrade will:
Works will be undertaken both weekdays and weekends and are expected to be completed in April 2018, weather permitting.
Speed limits will be in place during construction works to ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public.
Works are continuing on the upgrade of the Kilsby Road junctions in Mount Gambier which are planned for completion in April 2018.
The Kilsby Road junctions upgrade will provide suitable access for 26 metre B-double HML vehicles to the entire 2.5 kilometre length of Kilsby Road as a heavy vehicle link with safe turning movements at the junctions.
Traffic delays can be expected and please take care when travelling through work zones.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
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.