The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) is undertaking major pavement rehabilitation works on the South Eastern Freeway between the Toll Gate and the Crafers interchange. The works involve removing around 300mm of existing pavement and replacing it with new asphalt.
This $35 million project is jointly funded (80:20) by the Australian and South Australian Governments under the South Eastern Freeway Pavement Rehabilitation Stimulus 2.
Major asphalting works such as these were last undertaken on this section of freeway over 20 years ago. The works are to ensure the long term safety and integrity of the freeway for all road users.
Works will commence on Sunday 7 February 2021 and are expected to be completed by July 2021, weather permitting. Works will be undertaken at night from Sunday to Friday at the following times.
- Sunday evening works, from 5:00pm to 6:00am Monday
- Monday to Friday evening works between 7:00pm and 6:00am
- Friday evening works will continue until 8:00am Saturday.
Day works may also be required on five weekends, where works will be continuous from 7:00pm Friday through to 6:00am Monday. Advanced notice will be provided on the details of these weekend works.
No works will be undertaken on days of extreme fire danger conditions.
Works will be undertaken in stages on sections of the freeway between the Toll Gate and the Crafers Interchange. Click here to enlarge a map showing the different stages of work (PDF, opens in new tab).
Important information: During work on each section, vehicles will be directed onto the other side of the freeway. On the side of the freeway open to traffic, one lane of traffic will operate in the uphill direction for all vehicles, and two lands will operate in the downhill direction for all vehicles. Speed restrictions will be in place from the Toll Gate to the Stirling Interchange for the duration of the works. Outside of working hours, lane restrictions and speed restrictions will remain in place.
For details of upcoming works see the SA Infrastructure and Transport Facebook page.
For more information on this project in particular, or to register for project updates, please contact the project team: