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Works to start on Riddoch Highway - Wandilo Forest Road intersection upgrade

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will commence road works tomorrow to upgrade the intersection of Riddoch Highway (Penola Road) and Wandilo Forest Road-Ridge Road in the State’s south east.

The project is designed to significantly improve the safety of this intersection for all road users.

The intersection, approximately nine kilometres north of Mount Gambier, and its adjoining roads form part of the B-double Higher Mass Limit heavy vehicle network in South Australia.

For heavy vehicles, the upgrade will:

  • Improve safety on Wandilo Forrest Road turning onto Riddoch Highway.
  • Provide dedicated right and left turn lanes and adequate pavement to enable B-Double vehicles, including higher mass limit vehicles, to negotiate the intersection safely.
  • Improve safety where there are high volumes of heavy vehicles turning into and from the Riddoch Highway and along the highway.
  • Provide safety improvements for transport to and from the nearby pine plantations and Van Schaiks Bio Gro which produces garden products such as fertiliser, mulch, wood and bark chips etc which is transported Australia wide.

Works will be undertaken both weekdays and weekends and are expected to be completed in April 2018, weather permitting.

Speed limits will be in place during construction works to ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public.

Works are continuing on the upgrade of the Kilsby Road junctions in Mount Gambier which are planned for completion in April 2018.

The Kilsby Road junctions upgrade will provide suitable access for 26 metre B-double HML vehicles to the entire 2.5 kilometre length of Kilsby Road as a heavy vehicle link with safe turning movements at the junctions.

Traffic delays can be expected and please take care when travelling through work zones.