McLaren Vale Overpass takes shape in August
Bridge girders will be transported and placed at the McLaren Vale Overpass over the coming month as works to improve the safety and efficiency at the Victor Harbor Road/Main Road junction move closer to completion.
Work to construct the piers that will support the bridge was completed in July. The bridge girders have also been manufactured off site, and will now be transported to the site and erected to form the new bridge. The works are expected to be carried out over the following days, weather permitting:
Thursday, 2 August
The eastern girders will be erected, with traffic diverted to the western side of Victor Harbor Road while these works are undertaken.
Friday, 3 August
The girders will be placed on the western side of Victor Harbor Road, with traffic diverted to the eastern side of the road.
Saturday, 4 August
The placement of the almost 30 metre central span girders will be carried out and will require a 12-hour closure of Victor Harbor Road. During these works:
· the left turn access into and out of McLaren Vale will remain open.
· traffic travelling beyond McLaren Vale will be diverted to Main South Road at Seaford rejoining Victor Harbor Road via Communication Road.
· traffic travelling north on Victor Harbor Road will be diverted to Main South Road at Communication Road.
A number of message signs will be in place in the area to advise road users about the detours. Left turn access into McLaren Vale is still available from Victor Harbor Road.
The $18 million upgrade for the Victor Harbor Road and Main Road junction to an overpass is jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments. The primary objective of the overpass is to increase capacity and safety at the junction through grade separation.
The overpass eliminates one of the State’s most recognised black spots where three have been killed and 15 have been injured in crashes since 2005. The project delivers a safer and free flowing solution for the more than 18,000 motorists and truck drivers road users who travel through this intersection daily.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) thanks road users and the community for their patience.
For more information visit www.infrastructure.sa.gov.auor call the project team on 8402 1656 during business hours.