Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased works to improve safety on the Lincoln Highway commenced on Monday, 27 April, with 16 kilometres of shoulder sealing being undertaken on sections of the highway.
“The Federal Government allocated $25m for upgrades on the road network to deal with changing and increased freight loads which came about as the results of the closure of the EP rail system. That some of that work has been commissioned by the State Government is now underway, well in time for the next harvest is a good outcome,” he said.
Sealed shoulders will be provided from the Lucky Bay Road turn-off, through Cowell to the Birdseye Highway.
Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes.
Works will be undertaken from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, with completion expected in June 2020, weather permitting.
The road will remain open, with a 25km/h speed restriction in place while workers are on site. Lane and other speed restrictions may apply, subject to onsite conditions.
Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site. Observe speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.
These works form part of the $31.3 million Roads of Strategic Importance Program for the Eyre Peninsula which is funded on an 80:20 basis by the Australian and South Australian Governments.
Audio tactile edge lines will also be installed on this section at a later date. The audio tactile edge lines creates noise and vibration when a vehicle strays from the road, which together with the shoulder sealing, will further improve safety for motorists.
The department thanks motorists for their patience while these important works are undertaken.
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 0417827523
April 27 2020