Bald Hills Road Springs Road Roundabout Construction
Intersection Closure and Detours, Bald Hills Rd/Springs Rd, Mt Barker - Sunday 26 May 2013
On Sunday 26 May 2013, the intersection at Springs Road and Bald Hills Road will be closed to allow placement of the final layer of asphalt on the roundabout construction project. These roads will be closed to all through traffic from approximately 6am to 6pm, subject to weather conditions. Detour routes and traffic management will be in place to guide drivers.
The project is progressing well, all earthworks are now complete and the construction of the asphalt pavement is under way.
There will be one more stage of asphalt works to complete the new road surface, which will require a full road closure. Residents will be notified of the date via message boards and letter box drop and the Council's website will continue to be updated regularly.
The Council's contractor Beltrame Civil has indicated that it is expected to be completed in full by the end of May. This is subject to weather and any unforeseen circumstance arising.
If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Project Manager, Dave Hutchinson on telephone 8391 7259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance Notice of Night Works and Intersection Closure
Tuesday 16 April to Friday 19 April 2013
To facilitate the construction, this road closure will be in place from 6pm to 6am, Tuesday 16 April to Friday 19 April. The closure will prevent travel through the intersection at these times. Access to both nairne and Mount Barker town Centre will be available via detours.
The intersection will be repoened to traffic during the day from 6am.
Further details of detours is available here:
Unplanned Closure of Springs Road East on 9th April 2013
Council recently received a number of queries and complaints in response to an unplanned closure of Springs Road, east of Bald Hills Road, on Tuesday 9th April. We apologise to all drivers and residents affected by this event.
While working on the eastern leg of Springs Road, Council’s contractor deemed that the area had become unsafe, due to the close interaction of public vehicles and construction machinery. The contractor set up a road closure and detour, over concerns for the safety of their workers and the general public.
We are aware that this closure and detour caused confusion and frustration for many drivers. Council’s contractor has acknowledged that this traffic disruption should have been managed better, and have committed to doing so in the future.
Again we apologise for the confusion and frustration caused by this unplanned road closure, and we appreciate your patience throughout the road works on this important project.
One Day Road Closure and Detour Via Burbank Way
Council's civil contractor has scheduled a temporary closure of Springs Road, on the western side of Bald Hills Road, for works related to construction of a new roundabout. Springs Road will be closed near the intersection on Monday 8th April 2013, from 6am to 6pm, subject to weather or other program changes.
Access to and from Mount Barker town centre will be available via Burbank Way. Traffic management will be in place, including detour routes and signage to direct drivers. Travel along Bald Hills Road will be unaffected.
Beltrame Civil Pty Ltd will commence construction at the beginning of February 2013. It is expected that works will be completed by mid 2013.
Some night and weekend works will be undertaken in an effort to minimise traffic restrictions and to ensure construction is completed in the nominated construction period.
Traffic management will be in place to direct the high traffic volumes through this intersection while works are underway. While all effort will be made to minimise inconvenience, road users are advised to use alternate routes to avoid delays.
Council has approved a proposal to bring forward the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Bald Hills Road and Springs Road, Mount Barker, to provide a much-needed improvement to driver safety at this well known black-spot.
Construction of the roundabout is estimated to cost $1,952,000. A $1,301,300 contribution from the State Government Black Spot Program will off set part of the cost with Council to contribute $650,700.
This key safety project had been delayed by land acquisition but with the needed land now secured Council had moved quickly to fund the construction before next winter. It also forms a key part of the Bald Hills Road upgrade which is nearing completion with the final stage between the Freeway and the Princes Highway due to commence in 2012/13 and finish in 2013/14.
Managing traffic during construction will be a key challenge for the project. Council has staged the construction to avoid lengthy delays but residents and businesses should try to avoid the intersection during busy times when construction commences in early 2013 as delays will be inevitable.
The project includes:
- new single lane roundabout;
- new road pavement and kerbing;
- new underground stormwater drainage system;
- new concrete footpaths;
- landscaping in the roundabout;
- street lighting at the intersection and on the approaches
Construction works are scheduled to begin in late January 2013 and subject to weather and other factors should be completed by mid 2013.