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Current Works and Upcoming Activities


Lowered Motorway temporary road closures, night works, 1-3 December

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking, weather permitting. Please see times, closures and traffic management listed below.

Lowered Motorway temporary road closures and Access Changes, night and weekend works, 27-30 November

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking, weather permitting. Please see times, closures and traffic management listed in this works notification.

Lowered Motorway temporary road closures and Access Changes, night works, 25-26 November

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking, weather permitting. Please see times, closures and traffic management listed in this works notification.

Lowered Motorway temporary road closures and Access Changes, night works, 18-20 November

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking, weather permitting. Please see times, closures and traffic management listed in this works notification.

Lowered Motorway and South Road temporary road closures, night and weekend works, 13-17 November

A combination of night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking, weather permitting. Please see times, closures and traffic management listed in this works notification.

Lowered Motorway and South Road temporary road closures, night and weekend works, 9-13 November

A combination of night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking, weather permitting. Please see times, closures and traffic management listed in this works notification.

Sturt Road, Flinders Drive and Birch Crescent intersection opening

The newly constructed Sturt Road intersection with Flinders Drive and Birch Crescent will be open to motorists with traffic signals permanently in operation from 6am Thursday, 16, July.

Asphalt day and night works, Wednesday, 8 July

A combination of day and night asphalt works will be undertaken on the Main South Road surface roads over the next six weeks, commencing Wednesday, 8 July.

Southern Expressway closures, Tuesday, 9 June

The Southern Expressway will be closed for night works to enable testing of the Intelligent Transport System in the lowered motorway, for three weeks commencing Tuesday, 9 June.

Southern Expressway (lowered motorway) exit ramp opening, 9 June

The Southern Expressway (lowered motorway) exit ramp to Main South Road will open to traffic from 6am, Tuesday, 9 June, weather permitting.

Main South Road night works, 2-6 June

Night works will be undertaken on the Main South Road surface road to install the final layer of asphalt in the locations detailed

Main South Road night works, 28-30 May

Night works will be undertaken on the Main South Road surface road  to install the final layer of asphalt in the locations detailed

South Road traffic restrictions, 24-27 May

Night works will be undertaken on the South Road surface road and Ayliffes Road to install the final layer of asphalt in the locations detailed.

Bridge Closures - 15 and 16 May

The northbound bridge from Main South Road to the Southern Expressway (lowered motorway), and the Ayliffes Road bridge, will be closed for final asphalting works.

Rescheduled works: changed traffic arrangements 13-18 May

Changed traffic arrangements will be in place for construction and asphalting works from 13 to 18 May.

Main South Road temporary traffic restrictions

Changed traffic arrangements will be in place from 8pm Monday 23 to 6am Tuesday 24 March. Main South Road southbound will be closed between Shepherds Hill Road and Sutton Road, Bedford Park, in preparation for final asphalting works.

Sturt Road changed traffic arrangements, weekend of 20-23 March

Changed traffic arrangements will be in place for asphalting works to be undertaken on the westbound carriageway of Sturt Road between Laffer Drive and Warriparinga Way.

Main South Road night works

Main South Road southbound will be closed between Flinders Drive and just south of Franklin Avenue, Bedford Park, in preparation for final asphalt. These works will be undertaken from 8pm Tuesday, 17 March until 6am Wednesday, 18 March.

Sturt Road changed traffic arrangements, weekend of 13-16 March

Changed traffic arrangements will be in place for asphalting works to be undertaken on the eastbound carriageway of Sturt Road between Bradley Grove and just east of Birch Crescent. Works will also be undertaken as part of the Flinders Link Project for concrete pours to complete the base of the elevated bridge deck over Sturt Road.

Asphalt works, commencing from 15 March

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, asphalt works will be undertaken across the project site over the next two months.The works will involve a combination of day and night works in order to undertake asphalting on the surface roads and of the lowered motorway where construction is complete.

Main South Road night works, Tuesday 10 March

Night works will be undertaken to install a gantry sign on Main South Road, requiring temporary closure of Main South Road (northbound) surface road between Sturt Road and the Tonsley Boulevard exit ramp from 8pm, Tuesday 10 march, until 6am, Wednesday, 11 March. See map for details.

Temporary closure of Franklin Avenue, Bedford Park From Tuesday, 10 March

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, changed traffic arrangements will be in place from Tuesday, 10 March, for pavement and kerbing works to be undertaken at the Franklin Avenue junction with Main South Road, Bedford Park.  

Rescheduled works - Main South Road and Southern Expressway (lowered motorway) temporary traffic restrictions - 8 & 9 February

Over the weekend of 8 and 9 February works will be undertaken to install a gantry, light poles and barriers. These works will be coordinated with Flinders Link Project, and will be undertaken each day between 5am and 8pm

Opening of Mimosa Terrace and Sutton Road Bridge

Local residents will be able to access Sturt Road, Shepherds Hill Road to travel northbound on South Road during these works. See map for details.

Changed traffic arrangements - from 28 January

The bridge over the Southern Expressway to the Main South Road surface road will be reopened in its final alignment for northbound Main South Road traffic from 6am Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

Temporary restrictions at Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys 28 January - 17 February

The South Road intersection with Tonsley Boulevard will have restricted traffic movements from 6am, Tuesday 28 January, until 6am, Monday 17 February. These restrictions are required to undertake pit works in the southbound lanes of South Road adjacent to Ragless Reserve, St Marys.

Changed traffic arrangements: 17-20 January

Changed traffic arrangements will be in place over the weekend of 17-20 January for works to open access ramps connecting the Southern Expressway (lowered motorway) to the Tonsley Boulevard intersection. Gantry installation and road resurfacing works will also be undertaken.

Main South Road bridge over Southern Expressway temporary closure from 7 January

The bridge that takes northbound traffic over the Southern Expressway to the Main South Road surface road will be closed for five weeks, from 6am, 7 January, to facilitate construction of the shared use path and kerbing.


Lowered motorway traffic switch: 19-20 December

Traffic changes will be effective from 6am, Friday, 20 December, weather permitting.

Southern Expressway, Lowered Motorway and Ayliffes Road access changes, 11-12 December

Night works will be undertaken to install a gantry sign on the lowered motorway and Ayliffes Road bridge, 8pm-6am, Wednesday and Thursday, 11-12 December.

Changed traffic conditions for Flinders Drive, Sturt Road and Main South Road, 15-18 November

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, traffic changes will be in place from 8pm, Friday, 15 November, until 6am, Monday, 18 November, for road resurfacing works at various locations on Flinders Drive, Main South Road and Sturt road - see notification for further details.

Partial opening of the northbound lowered motorway under Tonsley Boulevard, Saturday 2 November 2019

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, the lowered motorway under the Tonsley Boulevard will open to northbound traffic on the evening of Saturday 2 November, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions, 25-28 October 2019

Changed traffic conditions will be in place over the weekend of 25-28 October for road resurfacing and utility services works, as outlined in this notification.

Changed access to Southern Expressway & Main South Road traffic restrictions, Bedford Park October and November 2019

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, access to the Southern Expressway via the Main South Road on-ramp from Flinders Drive, will be closed from 8pm Sunday 13 October until late November. This temporary closure is required to facilitate pilling works.

Shepherds Hill, Ayliffes and South Road intersection partial closures, October 2019

As part of the road resurfacing and utility service works for the Darlington Upgrade Project, partial closures of the Shepherds Hill Road, Ayliffes Road and South Road intersection will be in place from 8pm Friday 4 October until 8pm Saturday 5 October and from 8pm Friday 11 October until 6am Monday 14 October.

Major Traffic Switch - 27-29 September 2019

The next traffic switch will occur over the weekend of 27-29 September, weather permitting, and will involve the reconfiguration of traffic in the lowered motorway and opening the new Ayliffes Road bridge to traffic.

Southern Expressway access restrictions, August 27, 28 & 29

To facilitate the installation of gantries in the lowered motorway, access to the Southern Expressway from Main South Road will be unavailable for three nights.

Introduction of permanent access arrangements, South Road, St Marys, August 2019

New permanent access arrangements on South Road and at the Tonsley Boulevard/South Road intersection will be implemented overnight on Sunday 4 August 2019.

South Road traffic restrictions, July 2019

Traffic restrictions will be in place on South Road between Lloyd Street and Brookman Avenue, St Marys, from 5am Saturday 20 July until 5pm Sunday 21 July.

Major Traffic Switch - July 2019

To enable works to progress to completion, several major traffic switches are required on Main South Road between the Southern Expressway and Ayliffes Road. They will involve traffic being moved progressively into the lowered motorway and onto the new Main South Road bridge to the lowered motorway and the Ayliffes Road bridge. Works to implement the first of these major traffic switches will commence at 5am Saturday 20 July.

Major weekend and night works, South Road, St Marys July 2019

Major traffic restrictions will be in place on the section of South Road between Lloyd Street and Brookman Avenue, St Marys, from 8pm Friday 12 July until 6am Monday 15 July 2019

Ayliffes Road, St Marys, night and weekend works June/July

Road reconstruction works will be undertaken on Ayliffes Road, St Marys, from 8pm, Friday 28 June, until 6am, Monday 1 July.

Temporary closure of Quinlan Ave and Tobruk Ave, St Marys, May 2019

Quinlan Ave and Tobruk Ave will be temporarily closed at the junction with South Road from 8pm Friday 24 May until 6am Monday 27 May 2019

Major access changes to Flinders Drive, Bedford Park May 2019

Major changes to the way that motorists access Flinders Drive and Bedford Park South will be in place from 8pm Friday 3 May until 6am Monday 6 May 2019

Sturt Road reconstruction works, Bedford Park March 2019

Reconstruction works will be undertaken on the eastbound carriageway of Sturt Road, between Main South Road and Sutton Road, from 7:30pm, Friday, 15 March until 6am, Monday, 18 March

Temporary closure of Brookman Avenue, St Marys February/March 2019

Brookman Avenue will be temporarily closed between South Road and The Crescent from 6pm on Sunday 24 February until 6am Monday 4 March 2019

Sewer works along Birch Crescent

Sewer upgrade works are required to be undertaken along Birch Crescent, at the junction of Sturt Road, commencing Monday 14 January with planned completion by Friday 18 January 2019.


Major traffic changes South Road and Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys November 2018

To allow for the continuation of construction of the lowered motorway and Tonsley Boulevard bridge, another traffic switch now needs to occur on South Road between Ayliffes Road and Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys.

Sturt Road/Main South Road intersection major access changes

Major access changes will come into effect at the Sturt Road intersection with Main South Road over the weekend of 27-28 October 2018, as part of the Darlington Upgrade Project.

Sturt Road reconstruction - night and weekend works

Road reconstruction works will be undertaken on the eastbound carriageway of Sturt Road between Birch Crescent and Sutton Road.

Major changes to traffic arrangements - South Road, St Marys September 2018

The Darlington Upgrade Project is being constructed in stages to ensure that traffic continues to flow efficiently

Major Bridge Installation - Main South Road and Southern Expressway weekend closure

The second bridge to be installed on Main South Road over the Southern Expressway will be transported and lifted into place this weekend from 8pm Friday 24 August until 6am Monday 27 August 2018

Major access changes to Flinders Drive and Sturt Road Bedford Park July 2018

Traffic switch involving the reconfiguration of northbound traffic on Main South Road between the Southern Expressway and Sturt Road.

Closure of temporary Main South Road U-turn for northbound vehicles, Bedford Park North

Temporary U-turn bay for northbound vehicles on Main South Road (adjacent Lincoln Road), Bedford Park North, will close from 6am on Wednesday 13 June 2018

Main South Road and Sturt Road weekend works

Sturt Road bridge beam installation - weekend traffic restrictions 25-27 May 2018

Sturt Road pedestrian detour and bus stop closure April 2018

Pedestrian detour on southern side of Sturt Road between Laffer Drive and the Sturt Police Station, Tonsley, from 6am 17 April 2018 for approximately three months

Night works along project corridor February 2018

Night works will continue to be undertaken along the project corridor from Monday to Friday between 6pm and 6am

Main South Road night works, Bedford Park February 2018

Night works will be undertaken on the western side of Main South Road between the Southern Expressway and Flinders Drive, Bedford Park on Monday 19 February and Friday 3 March 2018.

Bedford Medical Clinic Access Changes

Access to the Bedford medical Clinic and parking arrangements will permanently change in mid 2018

Laffer Triangle access changes February 2018

Access in Laffer Triangle will change from 7am on Monday 26 February 2018, the new road connection (Flinders Drive extension) between Sturt Road and Laffer Drive will be temporarily closed for approximately three months.

Major changes to traffic arrangements Ayliffes Road, St Marys February 2018

Traffic on Ayliffes Road will be switched to the edges of the roadway in order to allow for the construction of the new Ayliffes Road bridge.

Flinders Drive and Main South Road weekend works February 2018

Major changes to traffic conditions will be in place at and around the intersection of Flinders Drive and Main South Road, Bedford Park from 8pm Friday 2 February until 6am Monday 5 February 2018.

Sturt Road, Tonsley Pedestrian Detour January 2018

Detour for pedestrians on the northern side of Sturt Road between Bradley Grove and Main South Road, Tonsley, from 7:00am Monday 22 January for approximately four weeks.

Ayliffes Road weekend works and pedestrian access changes

Weekend works and pedestrian access changes at the Ayliffes Road intersection with South Road from 8:00pm Friday 19 January until 6:00am Monday 22 January

Ayliffes Road access changes January 2018

Eastbound and westbound traffic on Ayliffes Road to be relocated to the edges of the roadway to allow for construction of Ayliffes Road bridge.

Temporary road closure & night works Sutton Road, Bedford Park

Night works on Sutton Road at the junction with Burbank Avenue, Bedford Park, Thursday 7 December 2017

Cyclist Detour Map November 2017

Main South Road bicycle detour map November 2017

Laffer Drive reconstruction and surfacing Weekend and Night works November & December 2017

Road reconstruction and resurfacing weekend and night works on Laffer Drive adjacent Hugh Cairns Avenue junction

Temporary access changes at Birch Crescent junction with Sturt Road, bus stop changes and parking removal November 2017

Birch Crescent junction with Sturt Road temporary access changes from Wednesday 29 November 2017 for approximately three weeks

First major bridge installation - Main South Road and Southern Expressway weekend closure

Main South Road and Southern Expressway weekend closure from 8pm Friday 24 November - 6am Monday 27 November 2017

Weekend and Night Works - Laffer Drive reconstruction and surfacing November 2017

Road reconstruction and surfacing weekend and night works on Laffer Drive - November 2017

Weekend and Night Works - Ayliffes Road, St Marys

Weekend and night works Ayliffes Road, St Marys, Friday 3 November - Monday 6 November and Friday 10 November - Monday 13 November

Night Works - junction of South Road and Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys

Night works at the junction of South Road and Tonsley Boulevard, Monday 23 October until Thursday 26 October, 2017

Traffic Restrictions - Main South Road, Bedford Park - October 2017

Major road resurfacing and bridge works on Main South Road between Riverside Drive and Brookside Road

Major changes to traffic arrangements, Main South Road, Stage 1,  23 October 2017

Traffic Switch to newly constructed Main South Road surface roads between Southern Expressway and Lincoln  Road, Bedford Park

Night works - Maple Avenue, Tonsley - September 2017

Temporary closure of Maple Avenue, Tonsley

Bowhill - first bridge girder delivery

Delivery of the first bridge girder from Bowhill Engineering

Bridge Construction

Construction of the Main South Road Bridge over Southern Expressway

Night Works Main South Road, Ayliffes Road and Shepherds Hill Road intersection - September 2017

Night works Main South Road, Ayliffes Road and Shepherds Hill Road intersection

Temporary closure of local roads, Bedford Park North - July 2017

Temporary closures of local roads, Bedford Park North

Night Works South Road and Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys - July - October 2017

Night works South Road and Tonsley Boulevard

Laffer Triangle access changes - June 2017

Access changes to Laffer Triangle, Bedford Park

Temporary Bus Stop Relocation - June 2017

Temporary bus stop relocation Main South Road

Temporary Closures - June 2017

Temporary closure of Quinlan Ave, Bedford ParkTemporary closure of Brookman Ave, Bedford ParkTemporary closure of Lincoln RoadTemporary closure Franklin Avenue

Pedestrian and Bus Stop Changes - March 2017

Pedestrian and Bus Stop Changes Notification - mapPedestrian and Bus Stop Changes information sheet

Riverside Drive Closure - March 2017

Riverside Drive Closure Notification

Utility Services Relocation Works, Bedford Park - March 2017

Utility Services Relocation Works, Bedford Park Notification

Utility Services Works on Ayliffes Road between Main South Road and Norman Street, St Marys - February to March 2017

Ayliffes Road Utility Services Works Notification Please click here to view Alternate Route Maps and Traffic changes map

Flinders Drive Utility Services Works - February 2017

Flinders Drive Utility Services Works Notification

Piling Works Bedford Park South - February 2017

Piling Works Bedford Park South Notification

Bedford Park North Road Closures - February 2017

Bedford Park North Road Closures Notification

Bedford Park and Clovelly Park Services Works - January 2017

Bedford Park and Clovelly Park Services works

Night Works Bedford Park South - January 2017

Night Works Bedford Park South Notification

Drainage Night Works - November 2016

Drainage Night Works Notification 

Works and Traffic Shift - November 2016

Upcoming Works Notification

Utility Service Relocation Works - 25 August 2016 - mid-October

Utility Service Relocation Notification

Utility Service Relocation Works - early October 2016 - April 2017

Utility Service Relocation Notification

Utility Service Relocation Works - 31 October 2016 - mid December 2016

Utility Service Relocation Notification

Bedford Park South Traffic Switch

Bedford Park South Traffic Switch FlyerBedford Park South Traffic Switch Plan