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$40m worth of SA bridge, culvert and road upgrades to support 106 jobs


Posted by Monica Gameng

McConnell Dowell Constructions has been selected to deliver $40 million worth of bridge, culvert, road widening and intersection upgrades in regional South Australia.

“The State Labor Government is committed to improving road infrastructure across the State and this $40 million investment will go a long way towards increasing safety, improving driving conditions and delivering more productive bridges that are fit for purpose.

“Investing in these upgrades will also have a big impact on productivity for primary producers and transport operators, which in turn benefits our regions and the economy more broadly,” Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said.

Upgrades under this project will include:

  • Widening and guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway at Bookmark Creek Bridge and Salt Creek Bridge in Renmark
  • Construction of a shared use path and bridge adjacent Bookmark and Salt Creek road bridges on the Sturt Highway
  • Widening and guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway of the River Murray Flood Plains bridges at Paringa
  • Widening and guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway of Kingston Bridge at Kingston on Murray
  • Replacement of Inverbrackie Bridge on Onkaparinga Valley Road near Woodside
  • An intersection upgrade at Onkaparinga Valley Road and River View Road at Woodside
  • Widening of the Rocky River Bridge on the Augusta Highway
  • Replacement of Altona Bridge and Lyndoch Bridge on Barossa Valley Way near Lyndoch
  • Replacement of Farrell Flat Bridge and culvert on Farrell Flat Road near Farrell Flat
  • Widening of Skillies Bridge on Balaklava Road near Auburn
  • Replacement of Stott Highway Bridge on Stott Highway near Angaston
  • Various bridge and culvert upgrades on the route between Murray Bridge and Lobethal

These upgrades will be improving productivity and safety for the thousands who use the routes every day and it will also better cater for high productivity freight vehicles.

Detailed design, planning and site inspections are expected to commence immediately, with construction set to begin later in 2018 and be completed by mid-2019. These upgrade projects will also be supporting approximately 106 jobs during construction.

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Source: Premier of South Australia

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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