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:
Scheduled to commence January 21 2019, works on the Rocky River Bridge on the Augusta Highway near Crystal Brook will include bridge widening, installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers and road shoulder widening works.
As of January 16 2019, traffic diversion and speed restrictions will be in place adjacent the Rocky River Bridge for all traffic throughout the course of the works.
Clare Valley bridges replacement:
- Skillies Bridge widening (February 2019)
- Farrell Flat Bridge and Road Culvert replacement (Commenced 17 September 2018)
Barossa Valley bridges replacement:
- Altona Bridge replacement (March 2019)
- Lyndoch Bridge replacement (February 2019)
- Stott Highway Bridge replacement (February2019)
Adelaide Hills - Inverbrackie Bridge and intersection upgrade:
Works are scheduled to commence in late March 2019 and will include the replacement of the existing bridge and an upgrade of the intersection of Onkaparinga Valley and River View Roads.
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 (29 January 2019)
- Salt Creek Bridge (29 January 2019)
- Kingston Bridge (29 January 2019)
- River Murray Flood Plains bridges 1-2 (7 January 2019)
- River Murray Flood Plains bridges 3 - 4 (15 March 2019)
For more information please contact DPTI:
Phone: 1300 282 933