Road and Footpath Construction, Tree Works Updates

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On this page you can find out about road and footpath projects that impact the Adelaide Hills Council Area.

This includes most:

  • Council led road and footpath projects
  • SA Government road projects
  • SA Government and Council Consultations
  • Other known projects impacting roads and footpaths in the Adelaide Hills Council Area*.

* Please note Council is not made aware of all external projects so you may not find the project you are looking for if it is being undertaken by a third party (e.g. SA Power Networks, NBN, SA Water, Telstra) .

Explore the news items below to stay up to date with the latest information.


If you are interested in road works outside the Adelaide Hills Council Area please visit Traffic SA.

On this page you can find out about road and footpath projects that impact the Adelaide Hills Council Area.

This includes most:

  • Council led road and footpath projects
  • SA Government road projects
  • SA Government and Council Consultations
  • Other known projects impacting roads and footpaths in the Adelaide Hills Council Area*.

* Please note Council is not made aware of all external projects so you may not find the project you are looking for if it is being undertaken by a third party (e.g. SA Power Networks, NBN, SA Water, Telstra) .

Explore the news items below to stay up to date with the latest information.


If you are interested in road works outside the Adelaide Hills Council Area please visit Traffic SA.

  • South Australian Regional Bridge Upgrades, Early Works Notification - Mylor

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    The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) is upgrading a series of bridges and culverts across regional South Australia to extend the service life of the structures and improve safety for road users.

    As part of this program, the Department is replacing the bridge at Aldgate Creek and the culvert over Leslie Creek on Strathalbyn Road, Mylor.

    Works for the Aldgate Creek bridge are jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments as part of the Bridges Renewal Program. Works for the culvert at Leslie Creek are funded by the South Australian Government as part of the Bridge Stimulus Package.

    Major works at both locations are scheduled to commence from Friday, 16 Friday 2022, with project completion expected in early 2023, weather permitting. Works will involve:

    • replacing the existing bridge and the culvert with wider structures;
    • installing new safety barrier and bridge barriers; and
    • installing new footpaths.

    Works will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Fridays and between 7am and 3pm on Saturdays. If night works are required, advance notice will be provided to residents in the vicinity of the works.

    To safely facilitate these works, Strathalbyn Road will be reduced to a single lane of traffic with temporary traffic signals to control the direction of traffic. Speed restrictions will be in place throughout the work area for the duration of the works. Please see map for traffic management details.

    Road users are asked to 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.

    Access from Stock Road onto Strathalbyn Road will be maintained at all times. Temporary traffic signals and speed restrictions will be in place approaching Strathalbyn Road for the duration of the project.

    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.

    Some temporary pedestrian detours will be in place around the work sites and pedestrians are advised to follow directional signage. 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. You may also notice which is common when asphalting works are underway.

    For more information visit South Australian Regional Bridge Upgrades - Department for Infrastructure and Transport - South Australia (dit.sa.gov.au)

  • Heysen Tunnels Upgrades

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    A major refit and upgrade of the Heysen Tunnels will be taking place to increase safety, provide improved traffic management and incident response capabilities and replace tunnel elements at the end of their service life.

    Site investigation work will begin on the South Eastern Freeway and on Mount Barker Road in the vicinity of the Heysen Tunnels from Monday, 25 July and continue until late August, weather permitting. The work will be undertaken at night between Monday and Friday, 8pm to 6am, and will help to inform project design and planning.


    Speed and lane restrictions will be in place. Please plan ahead, allow extra time and take care while travelling through the area. There are no changes to public transport services. Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained at all times during these works.

    To keep up to date, visit the project website and register for the project mailing list at www.dit.sa.gov.au/heysen

  • South Eastern Freeway Pavement Rehabilitation - Bridgewater to Callington - Night Works

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    South Eastern Freeway Pavement Rehabilitation - Bridgewater to Callington

    Upcoming temporary closure of Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp and detour

    The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) is undertaking major pavement rehabilitation works on the South Eastern Freeway between Bridgewater and Callington.

    Works in the outbound lanes adjacent the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp are funded by the South Australian Government under the 2021-2022 Road Maintenance Program. Works involve removing existing pavement and replacing it with asphalt, to ensure the long term safety and integrity of the freeway for all road users.

    Times of works

    Works in the outbound lanes adjacent the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp are scheduled to commence on Sunday, 29 May 2022, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting.

    Please see the map over the page outlining the location and details of the work.

    In order to minimise the impact to road users, the works will be undertaken at night between 7pm and 6am, Sunday to Friday. No works will be undertaken on Saturday nights.

    What to expect

    During works speed and lane restrictions will be in place through the work zone for outbound traffic.

    The Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off-ramp will be closed at night during the work period. Speed and lane restrictions will be in place with a detour via the Bridgewater Interchange outbound off-ramp, Carey Gully Road, Mount Barker Road, to Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood.

    Outside of work hours all lanes on the freeway and the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp will be open to traffic, with a 60km/h speed restriction in place.

    Access for buses and emergency service vehicles will be maintained at all times.

    Variable Message Signs will be in place at key locations to provide early notice to motorists of the traffic restrictions and detours.

    Motorists should expect delays, so please plan ahead and allow additional travel time. Please take extra care when workers are on site. Observe signage and speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.

    Some noise disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however, the work will be managed to minimise disturbance as much as practically possible. You may also notice some odour which is common when asphalting works are underway.

    Speed restrictions will remain in place for approximately four to six weeks on the newly resurfaced section of road, this is to enable excess bitumen on the new surface to be worn to a safe level. The posted speed limit will then be reinstated once it is safe to do so.

    The Department appreciates your patience and cooperation while these important works are undertaken

  • Tree removal, main street Crafers

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    Council will be undertaking the following tree works in the reserve to the southern side of Main Street, Crafers (opposite the service station).

    The removal of five Cupressus trees is required as undesirable structural traits have been identified within the branching of the trees that increase the likelihood of tree failure over public and private land.

    New tree replacement plantings will occur at this location as part of upcoming park reserve upgrades.

    Date of works: Thursday 28 - Friday 29 April 2022
    Time of works: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    Traffic management: to ensure vehicle traffic flow is maintained, some kerbside parking will be temporarily removed to allow for through traffic.

  • Upcoming upgrades to pedestrian crossing, Oakbank High School

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    The Department of Infrastructure and Transport will be undertaking upgrades to the pedestrian crossing on Onkaparinga Valley Road, positioned in front of the Oakbank High School.

    Works will commence Tuesday 19 April 2022
    Works are scheduled to conclude in early May 2022

  • Asphalt works Gorge Road/Torrens Hill Road

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    Asphalt works will be undertaken on Gorge Road and Torrens Hill Road on behalf of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

    Monday 11 April 2022
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    (weather pending)

  • Upcoming works affecting Coventry Library, Stirling

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    The air-conditioning infrastructure for Coventry Library is being upgraded and this work will require the closure of most of the Library building from Monday 4 April 2022.

    There will be no access to the broader library collection and space (including the public computers and meeting rooms), however the foyer/entrance space will be open and providing:

    • All council services from the customer service counter at our usual opening hours (8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
    • A “click and collect” service where customers can reserve and borrow library items (9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)

    Maintenance works are scheduled to be completed on Thursday 14 April. The library will reopen after the Easter long weekend, on Tuesday 19 April, for all services at our regular hours of operation.

  • Upcoming tree works - Verdun

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    Upcoming essential tree works will require pedestrian and vehicle traffic management controls to be implemented along Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun.

    Type of Works:

    • Complete removal of four dead / declining pine trees.
    • Pruning to remove deadwood from within various living pine trees.

    Location:

    • The trees are situated within the western road verge of Onkaparinga Valley Road, directly adjacent to the pedestrian crossing and southern entrance of Maximilian’s restaurant.

    Reason For Works:

    • The removal of these trees and maintenance pruning to remove deadwood is required to reduce the likelihood of tree part failure occurring over the road corridor / footpath.
    • These tree works are necessary to manage the associated risks posed to people and property.

    Start Date: Monday 11 April.

    Completion Date: Wednesday 13 April.

    Time of Works:

    • 7:00am – 9:00am (works occurring within vacant paddock. Works will not impacting footpath / road use).
    • 9:00am – 3:00pm (works impacting footpath / road use).

    Traffic Impacts:

    • During the works a comprehensive work zone traffic management plan will be implemented.
    • Onkaparinga Valley Road will be reduced down to one trafficable lane past the work site between the house of 9:00am – 3:00pm.
    • Vehicle traffic flow will be controlled with stop / go traffic commands.
    • These traffic restrictions will cause minor delays to traffic flow, all attempts will be made to limit impacts to road users.
    • The western footpath and pedestrian crossing directly adjacent to these trees will also be closed between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm.
    • Throughout the duration of the works a temporary pedestrian crossing will be maintained by dedicated traffic controllers.
  • Upcoming tree works - Onkaparinga Valley Road, Charleston

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    Adelaide Hills Council wishes to advise that we will be undertaking the following works within the council managed road verge to the eastern side of Onkaparinga Valley Road, Charleston.

    Works:

    • New tree planting of 32 x Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez' trees (commonly known as Crepe Myrtle).
    • The removal of 17 x Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. angustifolia trees (commonly known as Desert Ash) has already been undertaken to facilitate the new tree planting works.

    Location:

    • Eastern verge of Onkaparinga Valley Road (from Rohrlack Street to the southern side of property number 10 Onkaparinga Valley Road).
    • Please refer to the aerial map for further information regarding the location of works.

    Date of works:

    • Tree planting works between Monday 2 May to Friday 6 May 2022

    Time of works:

    7:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

    Traffic management:

    During these works sections of the roadway will be reduced to one trafficable lane. A comprehensive work zone traffic management plan will be implemented with speed restrictions and stop / go traffic commands implemented. While all attempts will be made to minimise inconvenience to road users, the traffic restrictions are required for the safety of workers on site. Vehicle access to properties in this location will be maintained.

    We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

  • Upcoming works for tree removal and planting - Woodside to Lobethal

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    Adelaide Hills Council wishes to advise that we will be undertaking the following works within the council managed road verge to the northern side of the Woodside to Lobethal Road.

    Works:

    • Removal of ten trees to enable the establishment of new tree plantings.
    • Removal of three sections of fire impacted / low value verge vegetation.
    • New tree planting of 105 Quercus palustris trees (commonly known as Pin Oaks).

    Location:

    • Northern verge of Woodside to Lobethal Road (from the eastern bridge to Greabers Road)
    • Tree removals will occur in various locations along the roadway, several trees indigenous to the area will be retained and new trees planted to either sides.
    • Please refer to the aerial map for further information regarding the location of works.

    Date of works:

    • Tree Removal Works between Monday 4 April to Friday 8 April 2022
    • Tree Planting Works between Tuesday 19 April to Friday 29 April 2022

    Time of works:

    7:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

    Traffic management:

    During these works sections of the roadway will be reduced to one trafficable lane. A comprehensive work zone traffic management plan will be implemented with speed restrictions and stop / go traffic commands implemented. While all attempts will be made to minimise inconvenience to road users, the traffic restrictions are required for the safety of workers on site. Vehicle access to properties in this location will be maintained.

    We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

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