More traffic disruptions 
in the works

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More traffic disruptions 
in the works

Roadworks are causing ongoing delays for motorists in Mount Gambier due to upgrades commencing on the Penola Road/Jubilee Highway West roundabout.

The roadworks form part of the $190m Princes Highway Corridor program from Meningie to the South Australian/Victorian border, by the Australian and South Australian governments, to improve long term safety and efficiency for all road users.

Following completion of the pavement works between Suttontown Road and Wehl Street North in early June 2024, final asphalting and line marking at the Penola Road roundabout commenced to improve road quality and safety.

From July 2024 finishing works including kerbing works and line marking will be undertaken between O’Leary Road and Penola Road

A notice from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport said there will be changes to traffic conditions to “keep everyone safe”.

“Access to the southern side of Penola Road will be closed on Monday, June 17 and Thursday, 20 June 2024,” it read

“Access to the northern side of Penola Road will be closed on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 2024.

“Road closures will only occur during work hours.

“Other traffic restrictions on Jubilee Highway will be localised lane closures where required during working hours only.

“Works will occur on one side of the roundabout at a time.

Traffic signage and traffic controllers will be in place to guide motorists around the closures.

“Some noise disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however we will minimise disturbance as much as practically possible.

“You might also notice some odours, which is normal during asphalt work.

The DIT went on to say local bus routes will still be operating with minor detours in place around the works.

“Minor works including line marking will be required following the completion of these works under short-term speed and lane restrictions,” they said.

“Works are expected to be fully completed by mid-2024.

“We appreciate that works within Mount Gambier have been ongoing for an extended period of time while we undertake these important upgrades.

“We have experienced a number of program impacts, including inclement weather, throughout the upgrades

“We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding while these critical upgrade works are undertaken.

“When these works are completed, they will support South Australia’s regional economic growth, provide upgrades to regional road networks for improved accessibility and community connectivity, enhance opportunities for regional tourism in South Australia and improve long term safety and efficiency for all road users.”

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