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.

  • Tree Removal Works - Paracombe Oval Play Space

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    As a result of the recent storm event that occurred in November, multiple mature trees within the Paracombe play space area have been extensively damaged. Council has undertaken detailed tree assessments of three Monterey cypress trees (Cupressus macrocarpa) situated to the south-western side of the play space area. As a result of these assessments, significant structural defects have been identified within two of the three trees. Due to limited pruning options being available, two of the trees require complete removal. Unfortunately, the third tree now also requires complete removal due to its reduced ability to endure high wind events as a result of the sudden loss of protection previously received from the neighbouring trees.


    When will works commence and the play space re-open?

    Works are scheduled to commence on Thursday 15th December and will be completed by COB Friday 16th of December. The play space will be reopened to the public upon completion of the works. Throughout the duration of the works, access to the Hall and Oval facilities will be maintained.

    Why do these trees need to be removed?

    These trees are significantly damaged and compromised. They pose an increased risk of falling over the play space area, where people gather and play. Council is responsible for people's safety and committed to ensuring risks associated with trees are maintained to an acceptable level.

    Why can’t we just prune the trees and they will grow back?

    Unfortunately, Cypress trees when pruned do not have the ability to regenerate and form new tree canopies. Without this ability, the play space will receive limited shading during summer periods. The removal and planting of new trees will enable the development of larger more sustainable trees that will provide long term benefits to the community for future generations.

    What will you replant and when?

    Adelaide Hills Council will work with the Paracombe Recreation Ground Committee on replanting numerous advanced trees during the winter period of 2023. Consideration will be given to the best type of tree species, including those which will provide maximum shade to play space users and also compliments and improves the amenity of the site.

    Further Information:

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Arborist Damian Brennan on 0447 401 183.

    We apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause.

  • Torrens Valley Road (Olivedale Street), Birdwood - Bridge Upgrade

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    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.


    When

    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.

    Why

    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.

    Further Information

    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.

  • William Street, Birdwood - Tree Works

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    The following tree works will be undertaken along William Street in Birdwood.

    • Removal of 5 dead / declining Ash street trees, as per the aerial site map (red rectangles).
    • Prune to remove deadwood from one mature Eucalyptus camaldulensis – River Red Gum - street tree at the same location (blue rectangle).

    WHEN

    • Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd December, weather conditions permitting. Between 8:00am – 3:00pm

    FURTHER DETAILS:

    • Four Ash trees will be removed within the western road verge adjacent to house number 18 William Street.
    • One Ash tree will be removed within the western road verge adjacent to 8 William Street.
    • Pruning of the mature River Red Gum will take place on the road verge adjacent to house number 17 William Street.
    • Mechanical grinding of tree stumps and the planting of 5 new Fraxinus angustifolia ‘Raywoodii’ – Claret Ash street trees to replace the trees being removed will occur in 2023.

    WHY:

    • Adelaide Hills Council is committed to the staged replacement of the William Street Ash trees. The five Ash trees identified for removal display advanced stages of decline and each hold short useful life expectancies.
    • Various replacement planting locations have been identified along the western verge line. The new planting locations have been selected after careful consideration of above and below ground infrastructure such as residential driveway cross overs and underground utility services.

    WHAT RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW:

    • Vehicle speed restrictions will be implemented, and temporary stop/go traffic commands may be employed.
    • To enable these works to be undertaken, we request residents to refrain from parking vehicles along the western side William Street adjacent to the identified trees.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    Damian Brennan

    Senior Arborist

    m 0447 401 183

    p 08 8408 0543

    e dbrennan@ahc.sa.gov.au

  • Ayers Hill Road, Stirling - Tree Works

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    These tree works have been delayed until further notice due to the recent storm damage event resulting in a large number of additional and urgent tree works requiring immediate attention.

    A partial road detour will be implemented on Ayres Hill Road, Stirling to safely complete tree works.

    WHEN:

    Tuesday 15th November 2022, 8:00am – 4:00pm (time of road detour will be implemented between 1:00pm – 3:00pm).

    WHERE:

    Site 1 – Ayres Hill Road, between Laurel Road and Birch Road, Stirling.

    Site 2 – South western corner of Ayres Hill Road and Birch Road intersection, Stirling.

    WHAT:

    Remove two structurally defected Eucalyptus obliqua trees.

    WHY:

    • Tree removal of the western tree is required to reduce the likelihood of any falls over the road and power lines.
    • Tree removal of the eastern tree is required to manage road safety issues.

    No alternative tree management options are available to manage the associated risks posed by these trees to people and property.

    WHAT DO RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW:

    • Speed restrictions including stop / go traffic commands will be in place.
    • Between the hours of 1:00pm – 3:00pm a partial road detour of Ayres Hill Road will be implemented.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    Contact Damian Brennan Senior Arborist

    m 0447 401 183

    p 08 8408 0543

    e dbrennan@ahc.sa.gov.au

  • Road Closure for Corkscrew Road, Montacute - Tree Pruning and Road Surface Works

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    A full road closure of Corkscrew Road, Montacute is required to undertake tree pruning and road surfacing works safely. The portion of Corkscrew Road closed is from Montacute Road to Gorge Road. The majority of the works will occur within the upper south-western section of Corkscrew Road.

    WHEN: Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th December 2022

    8:30am – 4:00pm.

    WHAT:

    • Dead tree removal and pruning to remove deadwood from within trees situated within the Council road verge.
    • Road surface asphalt patching works in various locations.

    WHY:

    • Various dead tree removals and pruning to remove deadwood is required to reduce the likelihood of tree's dropping branches over the road or on private infrastructure. This will reduce risks posed to people and property.

    HOW will this impact residents and road users:

    • During the works a complete road closure of Corkscrew Road from Montacute Road to Gorge Road will be implemented.
    • While all attempts will be made to limit impacts to road users, this road closure is essential to enable works to be completed.
    • Throughout the works access to properties within Corkscrew Road will be maintained, please be advised access delays may occur due to works being undertaken.
    • Due to limited surrounding roads, no alternative road detour route can be provided.

    To minimise disruption to regular road users, multi message display boards have been installed at either end of Corkscrew road to provide prior notification of the closure.

    Further information

    Please contact Damian Brennan AHC Senior Arborist on the details below:

    m 0447 401 183

    p 08 8408 0543

    e dbrennan@ahc.sa.gov.au

  • Asphalt Resurfacing Works - Albert Street, Gumeracha

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    Asphalt Resurfacing Works will be undertaken on Albert Street, between Victoria Street and The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha

    Where

    On behalf of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, Fulton Hogan will be undertaking road resurfacing works, including profiling, asphalting, line marking and associated works on Albert Street, including the junctions of Victoria Street and Randell Terrace, between Victoria Street and The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha.

    These works are being undertaken to improve the amenity of the road for all users.

    When

    Works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday, 8 November 2022 and are expected to be completed in mid-December 2022, weather permitting.

    Typically works will be undertaken Monday to Friday, between 7am and 5pm.

    No works will be undertaken on Saturday or Sunday.

    What you need to know

    To safely facilitate these works, speed and lane restrictions, and local detours will be in place during the day while the works are being carried out.

    During the works, access to some side roads off Albert Street may be temporarily restricted, as required, with local detours in place. Please follow the directions of on-site traffic controllers and observe traffic signage when travelling through the area.

    A speed restriction of 40km/h will remain in place outside of working times, subject to on site conditions. Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site.

    Access will be maintained for emergency services vehicles and public transport at all times. Some bus stops within the project area may be temporarily impacted while works are undertaken, please observe bus stop signage and visit www.linksa.com.au for the latest information.

    Access to properties will be maintained during the works wherever possible, with advance notice provided if there is a need to temporarily restrict driveway access.

    Access to businesses will be maintained at all times during trading hours, please continue to support your local business.

    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.

    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.

    We appreciate your cooperation and patience while these important works are undertaken.

    Further Information and Contacts

    For further information about these works, please contact the Fulton Hogan representatives listed below.

    Office hours contacts:

    Jack Colley – 0419 636 138

    Office Contact – (08) 8219 5810

    Lachlan Robinson – 0499 309 737

    Office Contact – (08) 8219 5810

  • Tree Removal Works - Kent Road, Aldgate

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    Council will be undertaking tree removal works along the bottom of Kent Road, Aldgate as indicated by the yellow circle on the map.


    Date of works: Wednesday 2 November 2022
    Time of works: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    Traffic management: Bottom portion of Kent Road will be closed however local residents will be able to exit Kent Road via Edgeware Road.

  • Aldgate Creek bridge temporary closure and detour

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    South Australian Regional Bridge Upgrades - Aldgate Creek bridge temporary closure and detour

    Works to replace the Aldgate Creek bridge at Mylor is underway. This upgrade, being delivered by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department), will extend the life of the structure and improve safety for all road users.

    When

    As part of the project, a portion of the works will be undertaken at night and will require a temporary closure of the Aldgate Creek bridge on Strathalbyn Road from 8pm Sunday, 16 October 2022. The bridge will re-open 6am Monday, 17 October 2022, weather permitting.

    A second bridge closure will also be required from 8pm Thursday, 20 October 2022. The bridge will again re-open 6am Friday, 21 October 2022, weather permitting.

    How will this affect me:

    During the temporary bridge closures, Strathalbyn Road will also be closed in both directions between Stock Road and Wilson Road. Speed restrictions and traffic detours will be in place. Please see map below for 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 for emergency services will be maintained.

    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 access will be maintained at all times, with traffic controllers onsite to assist.

    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.


    Further Information:

    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

  • Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade

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    Project Update

    Following community feedback and further technical assessments, the approved solution is now confirmed for the Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade Project. The project will now progress to the next phase of design. Construction is expected to commence in 2023.

    The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback on the project and for their patience while extended investigations and assessments have occurred as part of the project planning and development process.

    Key features of the approved solution

    The key features of the approved solution include:

    • Verdun Interchange Upgrade – the existing interchange will be upgraded to a full interchange, allowing access to and from the South Eastern Freeway in all directions.

    • Mount Barker Interchange Upgrade – the existing interchange will be upgraded to include the installation of a new three lane bridge across the South Eastern Freeway for northbound traffic; the conversion of the existing bridge to accommodate three lanes of southbound traffic and a new Shared Use Path; improved ramp capacity and new traffic signals to reduce congestion and improve safety. Consultation on the Mount Barker Interchange upgrade design was completed in March 2022.

    • Hahndorf Main Street Upgrade – revitalisation and improvements to Hahndorf’s main street, Mount Barker Road (the Main Street) in collaboration with Mount Barker District Council.

    • Extension of Pioneer Women’s Trail – the trail will be extended between Verdun and Hahndorf which will include a bridge replacement and widening over the Onkaparinga River to accommodate the new section of the trail.

    • Upgraded multi-purpose car park facility at Verdun – this upgrade will improve access to public transport.

    Following community feedback and further technical assessments, the previously proposed new interchange on the South Eastern Freeway near Hahndorf has been removed from the project scope acknowledging the impacts on the surrounding heritage and environment.

    Key benefits

    The approved solution will deliver several benefits to Hahndorf including:

    • less property acquisition and disruption to local residents, businesses and the community by using the existing infrastructure where possible;

    • improved access and connectivity to the South Eastern Freeway to and from Hahndorf including removal of some traffic from the Main Street;

    • improved amenity, safety and connectivity for road users, pedestrians, cyclists, visitors and local residents using the Main Street;

    • preservation of Hahndorf’s heritage and character including heritage trees, buildings, and coach lighting;

    • improved bushfire and emergency access by adding additional ramp access to South-Eastern Freeway at Verdun and improving access to South-Eastern Freeway at Mount Barker; and • support for local businesses and economic growth in the area.

    Next steps and feedback

    To find out more about the approved solution please go to dit.sa.gov.au/hahndorf

    Feedback on the Pioneer Women’s Trail, Main Street design and Verdun Interchange Upgrade is open until 31 October 2022.

    • Register to attend a drop-in community information session where you can meet with a member of the project team and provide your feedback

    • Complete an online feedback form on the project website dit.sa.gov.au/hahndorf

    • Email us at dit.hahndorfproject@sa.gov.au

    • Call us on 1300 794 880

    The Department will be conducting further investigations and assessments on public and private land in the coming months. Private landowners impacted by the investigations will be contacted in advance.

  • South Australian Regional Bridge Upgrades Early Works Notification - Balhannah and Oakbank

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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 for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) will be upgrading the following bridges:

    • Bridge over Junction Creek, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah;

    • Bridge over Onkaparinga River tributary, near Pugh Road, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah; and

    • Bridge over Onkaparinga River tributary, near Beasley Road, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Oakbank. These works are funded by the South Australian Government as part of the Bridge Stimulus Package.

    Early works, including service relocations are currently underway at the bridge over Junction Creek in Balhannah. Vegetation management and removal will be undertaken across all sites commencing from early September 2022, and are expected to be completed in September 2022, weather permitting. This work will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Fridays and between 7am and 3pm on Saturdays.


    Impacts to vegetation have been carefully considered and will be minimised wherever practicably possible.

    To safely facilitate these works, speed and lane restrictions will be in place during the works. 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 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 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.

    Major construction is scheduled to commence from September 2022, with project completion expected in early to mid-2023, weather permitting. Further information about the timing of works and the planned traffic management during major construction will be provided in advance of works commencing.

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