Torrens Valley Road (Olivedale Street), Birdwood - Bridge Upgrade
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) will be upgrading the bridge over Blumberg Creek located on Torrens Valley Road (Olivedale Street), Birdwood. This work is funded by the South Australian Government as part of the Bridge Stimulus Package. Works for the project will include site establishment, vegetation management and removal, strengthening of the existing bridge and installation of new safety barriers.
Works are scheduled to commence from Thursday, 1 December 2022 with project completion expected in early 2023, weather permitting. Typically, the work will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Fridays. Advanced notice will be provided if works are required at night or during the weekends.
To extend the service life of the structure and improve safety for all road users.
What you need to know
To safely facilitate these works, traffic will be reduced to a single lane with temporary traffic signals in place to control the direction of traffic. Speed restrictions will also be in place throughout the work area for the duration of the project.
Road users are asked to please plan ahead, expect delays, 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.
Access for emergency service vehicles and public transport will be maintained at all times during the works.
Access to properties will be maintained throughout the works wherever possible, with advance notice provided if there is a need to temporarily restrict driveway access.
Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to take care when travelling through the area. For safety reasons there may be some restricted access. Where required, signage will be in place to direct pedestrians and cyclists to alternative routes. Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the community.
Some noise disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however the work will be managed to minimise disturbance to nearby residents and businesses, as much as practically possible.
To keep up to date as these works progress, we encourage the community to register for email updates. Please visit the project website www.dit.sa.gov.au/SARegionalBridges to register.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the project team, please call 1300 794 880 or email DIT.Engagement@sa.gov.au
The Department appreciates your co-operation and patience while these important works are undertaken.