Safety to be improved on the Flinders Highway

16 January 2017

Safety on the Flinders Highway will soon be improved with safety barrier installation, shoulder sealing and line marking works commencing today.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that the works will include a total of 1.3 kilometres of safety barrier and shoulder sealing at various locations, and 7 kilometres of audio tactile line marking on a section of the Flinders Highway, between the Coffin Bay Road turnoff and Port Lincoln.

Safety barrier protects road users from roadside hazards, thereby minimising the severity of vehicle accident injury and property damage.

Audio tactile edge lines creates noise and vibration when a vehicle strays from the road. This together with the shoulder sealing, will reduce the risk of run-off road type crashes.

DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users. The work will be undertaken between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The road will remain open, with traffic restricted to one lane under traffic control including a 25 km/h speed restriction while workers are on site. Other speed restrictions may apply subject to on site conditions.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of May 2017, weather permitting.

The $280 000 safety initiative is funded by the State Government’s Asset improvement Program.

DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important works are carried out.

For community and road user enquiries email dpti.north@sa.gov.au or phone 8104 5600.

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