14 Jan 2015
Find out about road closures and public transport detours, and choose a safe spot to watch the action during the Santos Tour Down Under.
Roads will be closed and detour signs will be in place at all start and finish locations of the regional Stages 1 to 5.
A rolling road closure system will be in place for the remainder of the race routes on Stages 1 to 5, meaning that roads will be closed temporarily to allow the race to pass by and reopened after all riders, the race convoy and Police escort have safely passed by.
Rolling road closures protect public safety as well as minimising disruption at the event. For more information about road closures visit www.tourdownunder.com.au.
DPTI encourages race spectators to choose a safe spot to watch the action, preferably somewhere they can be seen by passing vehicles. Spectator’s vehicles should be parked well off the road in a place that doesn’t obstruct visibility or property access.
The public are also reminded to take extra care in areas affected by the recent bushfires, and to be aware of the hazards posed by trees damaged in the fires. Trees that are situated away from roads could also be hazardous and caution is advised.
Adelaide Metro bus services will be subject to detours during the Santos Tour Down Under, and details are available on www.adelaidemetro.com.au.
For those thinking of getting on a bike and joining in the spirit of the Tour Down Under, DPTI’s Cycle Instead Journey Planner is a great way to plan your journey. Featuring all on and off road bike lanes and paths from Victor Harbor to the Barossa and some of the Adelaide Hills, Cycle Instead can show you how to get where you want to go and even the estimated travel time. To access the Cycle Instead Journey Planner go to http://maps.sa.gov.au/cycleinstead/.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
The lowered motorway constructed as part of the $801 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project Torrens will be opened to traffic on Saturday 29 September.
Preliminary works for the upgrade of the Main North Road intersection with Dalkeith Road and Smith Road are currently underway, with Telstra early works to commence from Wednesday 5 September.