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Naracoorte Roundabout Upgrades

The Project

Image: Wimmera Highway (Smith Street) / McRae Street roundabout

As part of the $330M allocated for the South Australian Rural Roads Package, the Australian and South  Australian Governments are jointly funding the upgrade of two roundabouts in Naracoorte.

Works will be undertaken on the Riddoch Highway / Wimmera Highway (Smith Street) / Lucindale Road roundabout, and will include the full reconstruction of the roundabout. Detours will apply during construction.

In addition, works will occur on the Wimmera Highway (Smith Street) / McRae Street roundabout, and will include the modification of the roundabout central island, and minor kerb realignment.

The proposed upgrades will enable double road trains, (no greater than 36.5 metres) to travel through the  roundabouts, allowing access for heavy vehicles to the Naracoorte Saleyards and industrial zones and improved safety for all road users.

Speed and lane restrictions will apply during construction at both roundabouts. Signage will be in place to provide advance notice to motorists. Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site. Observe speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.

Some noise can be expected at times while these works are completed, however the work will be managed to minimise disturbance to local residents and businesses as much as practically possible. Access to businesses and surrounding properties will be maintained at all times.

Latest News

Works are progressing on the Riddoch Highway / Wimmera Highway (Smith Street) / Lucindale Road roundabout, and are expected to be completed by the end of June 2020, weather permitting.

On Monday, 18 May, works will commence on the upgrade of the Wimmera Highway (Smith Street) / McRae Street roundabout, weather permitting.

The majority of the works will be confined to the centre of the roundabout and will include the relocation of existing services, earthworks and modification of the roundabout central island. Other works include a realignment of two short sections of kerb and gutter on Smith Street.

Traffic detours will be required at times, with the majority taking place outside of normal business hours, to minimise impacts to the community.

Road users are asked to use extra caution when workers are on site, follow the direction of traffic management and observe speed limits and traffic signage when travelling through the area. Some temporary pedestrian detours will be in place around the works site and pedestrians are advised to follow directional signage.

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the community, and access to businesses and properties will be maintained at all times. DPTI encourages the community to continue to support local businesses during these works.

Timing

Construction has commenced, and will be completed in June 2020, weather permitting.

Works at both sites will be occur between 7am and 5pm each day, based on a roster of 11 days on,
three days off.

Detours

Detours for the Riddoch Highway Roundabout will be in place from April 19, for approximately four weeks. View the detour map.

Community Information Drop-in Sessions

On March 12 2020 DPTI held two Community Information Sessions in Naracoorte.

Thank you to everyone that came along to provide feedback.

DPTI COVID-19 Response

To help safeguard the DPTI project team and the community, we have implemented measures to manage the risks of, and our response to, contracting COVID-19.

These include but are not limited to, increased hygiene practices and limiting face-to-face contact.

The project team will provide construction updates and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 794 880).

We encourage the community to register for email updates.

There will be no planned community events or information sessions until further notice.

Further information

To find out more about the project, provide feedback or register your details to receive project information as it becomes available, please: