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.
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.