Night works affecting Hahndorf, Woodside and Birdwood from Sunday 29 May

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) is undertaking major pavement rehabilitation works on the South Eastern Freeway between Bridgewater and Callington.

Works in the outbound lanes adjacent the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp are funded by the South Australian Government under the 2021-2022 Road Maintenance Program. Works involve removing existing pavement and replacing it with asphalt, to ensure the long term safety and integrity of the freeway for all road users.

Times of works

Works in the outbound lanes adjacent the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp are scheduled to commence on Sunday, 29 May 2022, and will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting.

Please see the map over the page outlining the location and details of the work.

In order to minimise the impact to road users, the works will be undertaken at night between 7pm and 6am, Sunday to Friday. No works will be undertaken on Saturday nights.

What to expect

During works speed and lane restrictions will be in place through the work zone for outbound traffic.

The Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off-ramp will be closed at night during the work period. Speed and lane restrictions will be in place with a detour via the Bridgewater Interchange outbound off-ramp, Carey Gully Road, Mount Barker Road, to Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood.

Outside of work hours all lanes on the freeway and the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood outbound off ramp will be open to traffic, with a 60km/h speed restriction in place.

Access for buses and emergency service vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Variable Message Signs will be in place at key locations to provide early notice to motorists of the traffic restrictions and detours.

Motorists should expect delays, so please plan ahead and allow additional travel time. Please take extra care when workers are on site. Observe signage and speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.

Some noise disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however, the work will be managed to minimise disturbance as much as practically possible. You may also notice some odour which is common when asphalting works are underway.

Speed restrictions will remain in place for approximately four to six weeks on the newly resurfaced section of road, this is to enable excess bitumen on the new surface to be worn to a safe level. The posted speed limit will then be reinstated once it is safe to do so.

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