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Regional Road Projects

Innamincka – Lyndhurst Road (Strzelecki Track)

Pavement Rehabilitation MM0 to MM2

  • Project cost: $1 million

This project is to mitigate the dust problem and to improve access to the township.

The work will involve reconstructing all streets within the town and sealing to seven metres in width and also involve reconstructing one kilometres of road just outside of the town and sealing to 8 metres

The project is funded by the Roads to Recovery Program.

Kempe Road (Oodnadatta to Coober Pedy)

  • Project cost:  not awarded

The project will improve the road surface of a 43 kilometre section of Kempe Road (Oodnadatta to Coober Pedy). The 43 kilometre section (locally known as Moon Plain), has been identified as requiring priority reforming and re-sheeting. The road surface has deteriorated and is below the natural surface, which inhibits drainage and causes frequent road closures.

Works are anticipated to be completed in June 2016.

This project is funded by the 2015-16 Roads to Recovery Program.

The Roads to Recovery Program contributes to the Infrastructure Investment Program through supporting maintenance of the nation’s local road infrastructure asset, which facilitates greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes.

It is anticipated that a South Australian company, local sub-contractors and labour resources will be used, where possible.

Upper Yorke Road

Safety for motorists on the Upper Yorke Road is to be improved with shoulder sealing works.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that shoulder sealing works on a 5 kilometre section of Upper Yorke Road between Port Broughton and Bute, immediately southwest of the Port Broughton Township has already begun.

Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes.

The work will be undertaken between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Saturday, weather permitting.

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 onsite conditions.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of January 2016, weather permitting.

The $679 000 safety initiative is funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot.

Truck Parking Bay Upgrade

  • Project cost: TBC

The project comprises the design and construction of new and upgraded rest areas on National Land Transport Network routes in South Australia, specifically:

  • Stuart Highway (Adelaide to Darwin Corridor) – install two new rest areas and upgrade one.
  • Approximately 127 kilometres north of Marla.
  • Approximately 36 kilometres north of Cadney Park.
  • Approximately 27 kilometers south of Cadney Park.

This proposal supports objectives of South Australia’s Strategic Plan in particular ‘Our Community’ Goal ‘We are safe and protected at work and on the roads - Target 22 Road Safety: Reduce fatalities and serious injuries by at least 30% by 2020’.

The works are undertaken through the heavy vehicle safety and productivity program jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian Governments.

Works are anticipated to commence in late January 2016 and be completed in April 2016.

Construction of a Truck Parking Bay On The Eyre Highway, Near Kimba 

  • Project Cost: $700,000

Safety improvements for all road users by reducing the potential for road crashes involving heavy vehicles caused by driver fatigue.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure advise that Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the construction of a truck parking bay on RN2000 Eyre Highway, near Kimba at MM751.

The truck parking bay is being constructed at this location to meet fatigue management and operational needs of heavy vehicle operators.  It will be separate from roadside rest areas which are predominately for light vehicle motorists.

The contract for the construction of the parking bay is worth $700 000 and anticipated to commence (early / mid / late) XX 2016.

These works are funded from the 2015-16 Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

Upgrade of works on the second stage of Horrocks Highway

  • Project Cost: Tender to be called

A four kilometre section between Laura and Gladstone will be upgraded with works including shoulder widening, pavement rehabilitation and full width resealing.

The first stage, a 2.8 kilometre section of the Horrocks Highway just north of Gladstone, was reconstructed earlier this year, with the full width resealing completed in
November 2015.

Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes.

The pavement reconstruction and resealing works will also extend the life of the road and improve ride quality and comfort for road users. 

The project forms part of a broader State Government commitment to the Regional Development Minister and Member for Frome, Mr Geoff Brock, to upgrade the 9 kilometre section of the Horrocks Highway between Laura and Gladstone, over three years, at a total cost of $3.4 million.

Maitland – Yorketown intersection with Port Victoria – Curramulka / Mount Rat Road, Seal Widening at Aprons 

MM30.22

  • Project Cost: $150,000

The work will involve the widening the seal on four approaches to the intersection to include new pavement marking, guide posts and raised pavement markers. Rumble strips will also be installed on the two minor approaches; RN4025 Port Victoria – Curramulka Road and Mount Rat Road to further highlight the intersection.

The proposed treatment will improve delineation at the intersection and reduce the potential for right angle type crashes at the intersection.

Lincoln Highway Culvert Replacement

MM27.96 – MM31.82

  • Project Cost: $140,000

This project involves the replacement of culverts along RN2600 Lincoln Highway.

Culverts at MM27.96 and MM28.98 on RN02600 Lincoln Highway have been identified through a culvert replacement report compiled by the Operations unit as priority for replacement. The culverts are showing significant signs of deterioration and could pose as hazard in the future if not attended to.

These works are funded from the 2015-16 Minor Works – Transport System Responsiveness Program.

RM Williams Way (Wilmington – Ucolta), Shoulder Sealing and Delineation 

MM51 – MM52.7

  • Project Cost: $145,000

This project is to provide safer recovery areas by providing greater seal width and installation of delineation to include ATLM, CAMS and RRPM for greater awareness of the environment at the curve in both day and night.

The project will provide extra seal width, extend road recovery area and potentially reduce the likelihood of run off-road type crashes.

The project is funded by the 2015-16 Australian Government Infrastructure Investment Black Spot Program.

Oodnadatta Track – (Marla – Oodnadatta), Resheeting 

MM253.0 – MM303.0

  • Project Cost: Works undertaken with Field Services.  Roads to Recovery Program $3,460.  Work has not commenced.

This project will improve the road surface of a section of the Oodnadatta Track (Marla to Oodnadatta). The 50 kilometre section of the Oodnadatta Track, south of Oodnadatta has been identified as requiring priority reforming and re-sheeting. The road surface has deteriorated and is below the natural surface, which inhibits drainage and causes frequent road closures.

The main objectives of resheeting the section of the Oodnadatta Track (Marla - Oodnadatta) are to:

  • Achieve the standards for a Primary Outback Road;
  • Improve the asset sustainability by extending the pavement life;
  • Provide a good riding surface;
  • Reduce the frequency of road closures;
  • Carry heavy traffic loads;
  • Meet community levels of expectation;
  • Minimise safety hazards to vehicular traffic; and
  • Provide a free draining surface to the pavement.

The objective of Roads to Recovery is to contribute to the Infrastructure Investment Programme through supporting maintenance of the nation's local road infrastructure asset, which facilitates greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes.

The project is funded by the 2015-16 Roads to Recovery Program.

Eyre Highway/ RN02600 Lincoln Highway Intersection

  • Project Cost: $30,000

This project involves changing on line marking at the junction of the Eyre Highway and Lincoln Highway to create a CHR type treatment and bring the junction in line with current standards.

The project is funded by the 2015-16 Australian Government Nation Building and Minor Works Programme.