Southern Expressway Community Safety Initiatives

16 Oct 2018

The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to recent incidents of object throwing.

Safety improvements that include infrastructure upgrades and security initiatives are currently underway along the Southern Expressway.

These  include:

  • Installation of permanent anti-throw Screens along road bridges
  • Installation of temporary anti-throw Screens along road bridges
  • New and upgraded Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at bridge sites
  • Installation of rock capping at bridge sites
  • Upgrades to fencing around embankments at bridge sites

Works completed to date include:

  • CCTV upgrades on nine bridge sites (with remaining sites completed by end October 2018).
  • Rock capping (mesh covering) near Honeypot Road and Beach Road bridges (with all mesh installations at bridge sites planned to be completed before the end of December 2018).
  • Installation of numbered signs on each bridge along the Southern Expressway to enable easier reporting of alleged instances of object throwing to SAPOL.
  • Temporary anti-throw Screens installed at all bridge sites.

The temporary anti-throw screens have been installed on the Southern Expressway to improve safety for road users until permanent screens are installed.

Anyone who witnesses the throwing of objects or suspicious activity around the Southern Expressway should contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 at the time of the incident so police can attend.

The department is continuing to work closely with SAPOL, local councils and other stakeholders on all safety measures associated with such incidents.

Please follow the link to visit the Southern Expressway Gallery page

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Southern Expressway Community Safety Initiatives

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The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.


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