Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Bald Hills Road (Rural Road) (District Council of Mount Barker) - 050537-13SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Australian Government Contribution:$530,000
Local Council/Shire:South Australian Local Government Grants Commission

Project Description

The current road design and construction is not fit for purpose, due to increased land development, use by cyclists and the construction of a new interchange with the South Eastern Freeway. Problems with the existing road include a number of large trees close to the existing edge of the road and effecting road safety, restricted sightlines at road intersections along the road, poor or no provision for shoulders, poor deliniation of the road at night poor stormwater infrastructure and subsoil drainage, insufficient seal width to cope with growing and expected volumes of traffic, poor pavement strength and ride quality.

The proposed works for 2013-14 include reconstruction and widening of the pavement, provision of extensive guardrail to protect traffic from roadside fixed objects (trees)and stormwater drainage. Sealed shoulders and improved drainage will also be constructed to increase safety for cyclists.

Total cost of proposed project is $7,350,000

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Project details last updated: 10/08/2014