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DPTI matters - 26 October 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

A word from the Chief Executive

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Darlington update

Two major activities are taking place on the Darlington Upgrade Project this weekend as the project moves closer towards completion.

A traffic switch will see vehicles moved onto the new Sturt Road bridge at Main South Road, which will enable more work on excavation for the lowered motorway. The new Sutton Road/Mimosa Terrace bridge will also be partially opened to traffic.

The first two steel box girders for the southern half of the new Ayliffes Road bridge will also be delivered and installed, with each one 40m long and weighing 80 tonnes.  A total of 10 girders will be installed over the next month.

For more information about the project, visit the website here.

Book donations

A big thank you to DPTI staff who brought in books after a call for donations to help make a difference to the lives and future prospects of young indigenous children in remote communities.

As of this week, we have passed our donation target of 1000, with 1198 books donated across our sites as part of National Indigenous Literacy Day on 5 September.

It’s great to know we can help make a real difference in such a simple way.

Boat show

DPTI Marine Safety Officers have set up a display at the SA Boat and Fishing Show at Wayville and will be on hand from today through to Sunday to provide information on lifejacket laws, safety equipment and boating rules.

They will provide boat licence information sessions on stage on Saturday and Sunday, followed by licence exams for those who would like to start their boating adventures.

This is a great way to communicate directly with the community they serve and we wish the team well over the next few days.

Level crossing safety

Our department this week launched an important Level Crossing Safety campaign, urging South Australians to be aware of their safety at pedestrian and railway level crossings.

With the message “just wait”, the campaign aims to highlight that the risks involved in dangerous or careless behaviour around level crossings are not worth it and urges people to check carefully that the track is clear in both directions before crossing.

You will see this striking artwork on trains and on posters at key locations, including our InfoCentres.

Friday Flashback

Today’s Flashback Friday shows the old Adelaide Railway Station ticket office, with all of its windows closed, in 1905 .

SLSA PRG 280/1/2/175