The Marshall Government has announced that the installation of anti-throw screens on all five shared use bridges along the Torrens to Torrens (T2T) motorway will begin Sunday 7 July.
The State Government is delivering on its $3.8 million commitment to improve the safety of South Australian motorists travelling along the T2T motorway.
The works will occur in three stages, with stage one commencing from July 7 to July 18, with construction due for completion by the end of the year.
Stage one works will take place at Grange Road, Port Road, Hawker Street and Torrens Road bridges over the South Road lowered motorway.
“The installation of the anti-throw screens is critical to improving the safety of commuters on their way to and from work, home or wherever they may be going,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll.
“The safety of South Australians is a priority for this government and that’s why we are ensuring that these screens are installed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“Unfortunately, we’ve seen people doing the wrong thing in other areas, throwing rocks and endangering the lives of motorists.
“The previous Labor government failed to ensure anti-throw screens were included in the original design for the T2T Project.
“Labor failed to do the work and learnt nothing from the long-standing rock throwing issues along the Southern Expressway.
“While we’ve not seen the same reckless and idiotic behaviour along the T2T motorway, we must do the right thing and take action before a problem potentially arises – not after it’s too late.
“This $3.8 million investment is on top of the $15 million of work already undertaken at the Southern Expressway to help keep motorists safe, including installing anti-throw screens, upgrading CCTV and covering loose rocks with mesh as a further safety precaution.”
Works will be managed to minimise the disruption to local residents in off peak periods and lane and speed restrictions will apply on the road bridges in the vicinity of the works.
For further information about the works, including the latest traffic arrangements, visit www.t2talliance.com.au