Nearly 25km of Limestone Coast roads will be upgraded through a maintenance and resealing project, with works commencing on Monday, 16 January 2017.

The $2 million works will improve surface quality, boost safety and extend the life of the roads.

The project is two-phase, with maintenance works commencing on Monday 16 January 2016, followed by resealing works on Thursday, 9 February 2017.

All upgrades are expected to be completed by April 2017, weather permitting. The resealing works are taking place at the following locations:

• Riddoch Highway, approximately 7km south of Naracoorte for 2.0km
• Riddoch Highway, approximately 31km south of Naracoorte for 2.2km
• Riddoch Highway, approximately 10km south of Penola for 1.2km
• Riddoch Highway, approximately 12km south of Penola for 1.9km
• Riddoch Highway, approximately 16km south of Tarpeena for 3.8km
• Avenue Range Road, approximately 5km east of Reedy Creek for 2.0km
• Princes Highway, approximately 26km south of Meningie for 1.9km
• Princes Highway, approximately 45km south of Millicent for 0.255km
• Southern Ports Highway, approximately 9km south of Beachport for 3.6km
• Glenelg River Road, approximately 1km south of Mount Gambier for 1.4km
• Glenelg River Road, approximately 23km south of Mount Gambier for 4.6km

Background

The work will be undertaken from 7am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, weather permitting.

A 25 km/h speed restriction will apply when workers are on site, with a maximum 80km/h speed restriction in place until pavement marking is complete.

The works have an estimated cost of $2,003,000 ($1,621,000 from the Periodic Road Maintenance Program and $382 000 from the Critical Road Maintenance Program).

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Pete Malinauskas

These upgrades across 11 sections of road and 25km will improve road safety while also providing a smoother drive for those living in or travelling through the Limestone Coast.

We ask people to be patient while the works are taking place. While road restrictions may cause some short term inconvenience, the resulting upgraded roads will be of great benefit.