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

Caroona Road (Rural Road) - 056236-15SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$1,869,000
Australian Government Contribution:$458,000
Local Council/Shire:South Australian Local Government Grants Commission

Project Description

The current road is currently of an extreme poor standard with a rough driving surface including significant pavement shape failures. The existing 6m road width is too narrow and unsafe for the type and number of vehicles using the road, including road trains, B-Double and heavy army vehicles. The project seeks to provide a safe and effective transport route to cater for increasing traffic by various vehicle types, and to provide a higher standard of safety and access from the National Highway 1.

The work proposed includes 1.4 kms of Caroona Road to be widened by a seal width of 1m either side of the existing seal and the whole width (8m) covered in 50mm of asphalt to also help with shape correction of the existing seal. The design pavement thickness of the new widened roadway will be 200mm and the shoulder will be designed with a 100mm pavement thickness. Principle works include road widening, adding road shoulders and providing an upgraded roadway surface.

Total cost of proposed project is $1,869,000

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Project details last updated: 10/07/2017