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.

  • Restoration of historic Lobethal Woollen Mill chimney

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    The historic Woollen Mill chimney at Mill Road, Lobethal will undergo significant restoration works to extend its life for future generations to appreciate.

    The chimney represents an important part of Lobethal’s early history and is included in the State Heritage Place register as part of the former woollen mill site.

    As part of the planned restoration work and to ensure the safety of construction contractors, residents, pedestrians and motorists, Council will conduct works over two stages which will require the southern entry to Mill Road to be closed for a total period of 8–12 weeks.

    Click here to see the map.


    When

    Stage 1 — Monday 1 November to Monday 6 December 2021 (weather permitting).
    Stage 2 — Monday 7 February to Monday 21 March 2022 (to be confirmed).

    Works will be undertaken between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.


    Traffic flow impacts

    The work will be limited to the area directly around the chimney and as scaffolding will be erected onto the road carriageway, access to Mill Road from Lobethal Road (southern end of Mill Road) will be closed for the duration of each stage of the restoration work during the dates indicated above.


    More information

    Nick Taarnby
    Project Coordinator
    ntaarnby@ahc.sa.gov.au
    8408 0506

  • Tree works requiring traffic restrictions, 11–15 October

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    When

    Monday 11 – Friday 15 October 2021, 7.30am – 3.30pm daily


    Where

    Site 1 — Eastern side of Mount Barker Road, Stirling from property numbers 1/3-5 (Oak Corner) to 27 Mount Barker Road (former CBA bank building). Click here to see map

    Site 2 — Western side of Mount Barker Road, Stirling adjacent to 26 Mount Barker Road (former NAB bank building). Click here to see map


    Type of works

    The following tree management works have been identified in preparation for the installation of more in tree LED string lighting. Tree maintenance pruning works are required to reduce the likelihood of brittle deadwood and poorly attached branch failure occurring and the three trees identified for removal either display poor structural traits that render them unsuitable for long term retention or hold short remaining useful life expectancies.

    • Removal and replacement of two English Oak trees (adjacent to the Stirling Day Night Pharmacy).and one Liquidambar tree (adjacent to Telstra phone box).
    • Maintenance pruning of eight mature English Oak trees.
    • Targeted crown reduction pruning works / replacement of dynamic cable bracing within one mature Pin Oak tree.


    Traffic flow impacts

    Traffic controls will be in place to ensure the safety of all workers and the public.

    • During the works a comprehensive work zone traffic management plan will be implemented with speed restrictions in place.
    • While the majority of these works will not impact upon Mount Barker Road traffic flow, at times stop / go traffic control commands may be employed to facilitate these works.
    • Footpath access restrictions will be implemented underneath the trees while works occur.
    • Pedestrian access into all businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of the works.
    • Oak Plaza driveway access off Mount Barker Road will be restricted for periods during the works.


    Kerbside parking impacts

    To enable these works to occur, ten kerbside parking bays, one loading bay and one disabled parking bay will be closed for the duration of the project.

  • SE Freeway Pavement Rehabilitation — Crafers West to Crafers

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    When
    7pm Friday 8 October – 6am Monday 11 October 2021 (weather permitting)

    Traffic changes
    To safely undertake these works, the following traffic arrangements will be in place during the weekend occupation:

    • speeds for citybound light and heavy vehicles will be reduced to 40km/h from east of the Crafers Interchange to west of Measday Bridge.
    • speeds for outbound light and heavy vehicles will be reduced to 40km/h from west of Measday Bridge to east of the Crafers Interchange.


    Citybound lanes from east of the Crafers Interchange to west of Measday Bridge will be temporarily closed

    • vehicles will be directed onto the opposite side of the freeway to allow travel in each direction to be maintained; and
    • one lane of traffic will operate in the outbound direction and two lanes of traffic will operate in the citybound direction (with the exception of a short section of the freeway between Crossover 5 and just west of the Crafers Interchange, where citybound traffic will be reduced to one lane).


    Citybound Crafers Interchange on-ramp temporarily closed

    • citybound vehicles will be required to use the Stirling Interchange due to the Crafers Interchange citybound on-ramp closure;
    • local access to streets (Hillcrest Avenue, Atkinson Road and Castle Close) will remain open at all times; and
    • access to the Crafers Interchange Park ‘n’ Ride and bus stop 24 (citybound side) will remain available at all times.


    Mount Barker Road citybound off-ramp (Measday Bridge) at Crafers West temporarily closed

    • vehicles will need to continue travelling citybound on the freeway and use the inbound off-ramp at the Mount Osmond Interchange and then the outbound on-ramp to access the freeway. Vehicles will then need to use the outbound Mt Barker Road off-ramp at Leawood Gardens to access Mount Barker Road.


    Bus stop 24 (south side) on the Crafers Interchange citybound on-ramp will remain open at all times. Buses collecting patrons from bus stop 24 will be detoured via the Stirling Interchange due to the Crafers Interchange citybound on-ramp closure.

    For more information, visit dit.sa.gov.au/SEFreeway or email DIT.CommunityRelations@sa.gov.au.

    Click here to see a map of the affected area.

  • Road safety trial — Lobethal Road

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    The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) has identified Lenswood Primary School for the trial of a Smart School Zone system. Through the use of technology, this trial aims to improve safety and increase driver awareness when travelling through the school zone area on Lobethal Road.

    DIT will install a Smart School Zone system to complement the existing “25 When Children Present” signage by installing three pedestrian detection bollards and displaying a warning message to “Check Speed” for vehicles travelling over speed when pedestrians are detected in the school zone area.

    When
    Civil works Thursday 7 – Friday 8 October.
    From Monday 11 October until end October, workers will undertake electrical installations and system commissioning.
    Data collection will then be undertaken until mid-November

    Pre and post installation traffic speed evaluations will be carried out to determine the effectiveness of the Smart School Zone system until early 2022.

    Traffic flow impacts
    Roads 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.

    Some temporary pedestrian detours will be in place around the works site and pedestrians are advised to follow directional signage. Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the community.

    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.

    For more information, phone DIT on 1300 794 880 or email DIT.CommunityRelations@sa.gov.au

    These works are jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian government (80:20) through the Targeted Road Safety Works stimulus package.

  • SE Freeway works Crafers West to Crafers Interchange

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    South Eastern Freeway Pavement Rehabilitation

    The Mount Barker Road on-ramp (outbound) at Crafers West and Crafers Interchange off-ramp (outbound) will be closed for works from 6pm, Friday 10 September to 6am, Monday 13 September. Detours will be in place. Please see map for details.

    In the event of unfavourable conditions, works will be undertaken on the weekend of 17-20 September.

    Speed and lane restrictions will apply. Please drive carefully and allow extra time.

    For more information, visit dit.sa.gov.au/SEFreeway or email DIT.CommunityRelations@sa.gov.au.

    Click here to see a map of the affected area.

  • Tree works and vehicle detour - Aldgate, Monday 27 September

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    An arborist report has confirmed that a prominent Manna Gum near the main street of Aldgate is showing structural flaws that make it a danger. This tree will be removed on Monday 27 September, with road detours in place during the works period.

    Location: Corner of Euston and Mount Barker Roads, Aldgate
    Date: Monday 27 September 2021
    Time: 6:30am - 4:00pm
    Traffic management:

    • During the works Euston Road will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians.
    • Vehicles will be detoured along Pine Street and Cricklewood Road
    • Multiple bus stops will be closed along Euston Road during the works. Notices will be on impacted bus shelters in the lead up to this date.

    The date has been selected to fall within the school holidays to limit disruption to bus services.

  • Vegetation reductions - Kersbrook and Inglewood areas

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    In the coming months vegetation reduction works will be undertaken along various roads in the Kersbrook and Inglewood areas. This will involve reducing the amount of vegetation growing in towards the road.

    Due to the extent and density of the regrowth generated after the Sampson Flat Fire, works will require the use of machinery that will encroach onto roadways.

    This means that traffic management restrictions and speed reductions will be in place in the locations of workers at any given time.

  • Tree works requiring detours, Mt Barker Rd Stirling

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    Tree pruning works will be undertaken along Mount Barker Road, Stirling, from Tuesday 31 August until Monday 6 September, in three stages to minimise disruptions to road users.

    Works will be undertaken between 9:00am and 4:00am daily.

    Stage one: Snows Road to Gould Road
    Mount Barker Road will be reduced to one lane for west-bound traffic. East-bound traffic will be detoured up Gould Road, across Baeside Road, and down Snows Road.
    In the early afternoons Mount Barker Road will be reduced to one lane for east-bound traffic. West-bound traffic will be detoured using the same route.

    Both bus stop 39 and 40 will be closed; passengers should follow directions at bus shelters to the closest alternate bus stop.

    Stage two: Pine Street to Twin Street
    Mount Barker Road will be reduced to one lane for west-bound traffic. East-bound traffic will be detoured up Twin Street, across Milan Terrace, and down Pine Street.
    In the early afternoons Mount Barker Road will be reduced to one lane for east-bound traffic. West-bound traffic will be detoured using the same route.

    There will be no impacts to bus stops during this stage.

    Stage three: Adjacent to Stirling Oval
    Speed reductions will be in place along Mount Barker Road; no detours will be required.

    There will be no impacts to bus stops during this stage.

    Thank you for your patience during this time.

  • Council: Removal of Stobie Poles 7-21 June

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    What: This is the first step in the Gumeracha Streetscape upgrade. Next stage will include new storm water management (by Aug 2021) and streetscape upgrades including footpath/curbs, trees and street furniture by Feb 2022. This is a community driven collaboration and there has been extensive consultation over the last few years. Underground cables are already turned on and working for residents.

    When: 7-21 June 2021

    Where: Gumeracha Main Street

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

    For further information regarding this road closure please contact:

    Oliver Pfueller
    Civil Projects Coordinator
    Mobile: 8408 0578

  • Department of Infrastructure and Transport: Works on South Eastern Freeway 14-17 May

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    Where:

    The final layer of asphalt will be placed on the South Eastern Freeway's outbound lanes from Friday 14-Monday 17 May, with works undertaken at the following times, weather permitting.

    When:

    • 1pm Friday 14 May until 8:30am Saturday 15 May
    • 2pm Saturday 15 May until 8:30am Sunday 16 May
    • 2pm Sunday 16 May until 6am Monday 17 May.

    Important Information: Speed restrictions will be in place during the day and night in both directions. Motorists should expect delays, so please plan ahead and allow extra travel time. Once these works are complete, speed restrictions will remain in place on the outbound lanes for approximately four to six weeks, weather permitting, to enable excess bitumen to be worn to a safe level prior to the posted speed limit being reinstated. The map attached shows traffic restrictions from 7pm Friday 14 May to 6am Monday 17 May.

    For details of upcoming works see the SA Infrastructure and Transport Facebook page(External link).
    For more information on this project in particular, or to register for project updates, please contact the project team:

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