Regional Bridges Project
The $40 million Australian Government and State Government funded Regional Bridges Upgrade Program will improve road safety and increase freight efficiency by upgrading a number of bridges across South Australia’s regional road network at various locations in the Mid-North, Riverland, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will undertake works to replace, strengthen and/or widening of selected bridge structures, which will help accommodate the use of larger vehicle classifications. In conjunction with the implementation of a range of localised road widening and junction upgrade works, this will help achieve the strategic objectives of improved safety, productivity and efficiency in the transports of goods via heavy vehicles.
PROJECTS INCORPORATED IN THE PROGRAM ARE:
Mid North - Rocky River Bridge widening:
Works commenced January 21 2019 on the Rocky River Bridge on the Augusta Highway near Crystal Brook. Works include bridge widening, installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers and road shoulder widening works.
Traffic diversion and speed restrictions are in place adjacent the Rocky River Bridge for all traffic throughout the course of the works.
Clare Valley bridges replacement:
- Skillies Bridge widening (Project complete)
- Farrell Flat Bridge and Road Culvert replacement (Project complete)
Barossa Valley bridges replacement:
- Altona Bridge replacement (April 2019)
- Lyndoch Bridge replacement (Project complete)
- Stott Highway Bridge replacement (Project complete)
Adelaide Hills - Inverbrackie Bridge and intersection upgrade:
Works commenced in March 2019 and will include the replacement of the existing bridge and an upgrade of the intersection of Onkaparinga Valley and River View Roads.
Traffic diversion and speed restrictions will be in place adjacent the Inverbrackie Bridge for all traffic throughout the course of the works.
Sturt Highway and Riverland bridges upgrade:
Works will include widening of the bridges and the widening of the existing pedestrian pavements. Bridges scheduled for works are located along the Sturt Highway between Kingston On Murray and Renmark and are scheduled as follows:
- Bookmark Creek Bridges (Commenced 12 January 2019)
- Salt Creek Bridge (Commenced 4 February 2019)
- Kingston Bridge (Commenced 11 February 2019)
- River Murray Flood Plains bridges 1-2 (Project complete)
- River Murray Flood Plains bridges 3 - 4 (Commenced 19 March 2019)
Kingston Bridge Wide Load Detour Map:
For more information please contact DPTI:
Phone: 1300 282 933