27 Jan 2015
Asphalt and road resurfacing works have started on a number of roads in the State’s mid-north.
The asphalt works involve removing the existing surface pavement and replacing with new asphalt.
New asphalt will be laid on Main Road in Port Pirie – on the eastbound lane between Mary Elie Street and Alpha Terrace – and Hansen Road, Clare between Lee Street and Spring Farm Road.
Roads in Port Pirie, Clare, Burra, Kapunda and the Barrier Highway will also be resurfaced.
An investment of $4 million for safety upgrade has been provided by the State Government’s Periodic Road Maintenance, Shoulder Sealing and Motor Accident Commission Programs.
Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said he welcomed the upgrade to some key regional roads.
"Last year too many South Australians died or were injured on our regional roads," Mr Brock said.
"Upgrades like these play a crucial role in providing safer roads in our regions."
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that every effort will be made to minimise the impact on road users, with minor lane and speed restrictions in place at times.
Works will be undertaken between 7.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
All asphalt and resurfacing works are expected to be completed by April 2015, weather permitting.
DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important safety initiatives are carried out.
For community and road user enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8648 5211.
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