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Curtis Road, Munno Para West - 053242-14SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
Australian Government Contribution:$350,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Playford
State:SA

Project Description

The Curtis Rd/ Stebonheath Rd roundabout has failed and poses a risk to road users. The opening of the Northern Expressway (which Curtis Rd feeds into) as well as rapid development of Munno Para West and surrounding outer northern suburbs has resulted in a large increase in traffic using this roundabout. The increase in vehicle loading has seen structural failure of the roundabout. The road pavement through the roundabout has failed by cracking, potholes, and shoving, resulting in an uneven surface. The roundabout annulus kerb has become cracked and broken, with parts of the concrete spalling or becoming dislodged. City of Playford conducted a road safety audit at the site, which highlighted a number of additional items of concern. These included the proximity of footpaths and drainage structures to the carriageway and the inadequacy of existing fencing and guard rails.

Works will include a new deep lift asphalt pavement, designed to cater for the increased traffic loads, and will be substantially stronger than the existing. It will also include new roundabout annulus kerbing using high strength concrete. The roundabout will be a mountable type with concrete infill, allowing for it to be trafficked by the large commercial vehicles, such as the trucks carrying transportable homes that use this route. Additional works will include: reconstruction of kerb along the approach roads (approximately 30 m in each direction), realigning footpath, kerb ramps, fencing and the provision of guard rails. A check of the existing lighting provisions will be conducted, with lighting upgrade only if required. Council will contribute funds for any aesthetic improvements at this location.

Total cost of proposed project is $400,000

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Project details last updated: 10/10/2015