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Flaxley Road Pedestrian Crossing and Bus Bay

6 June 2019

Good progress is being made with asphalt scheduled for Thursday 6 June on southern side (School).  This will be followed by a further application on Thursday 13 June.

SA Power Network are scheduled to complete the lighting upgrade on Friday 14 June.

Remaining pedestrian crossing island, footpath, line marking and finishing works to be undertaken from 17-25 June.


21 May 2019

Works commenced on 13 May 2019 on KSP (northern) side as scheduled with preparations complete for road widening, footpath, kerbing/pram crossings.

Asphalt is scheduled for tomorrow (Wed 22 May with access to KSP car park will be closed off whilst asphalt is being undertaken.

Construction will move across to the school side on Thurs 23 May following completion of asphalt.


13 May 2019

Road safety upgrade works will shortly be commencing along Flaxley Road in the vicinity of Mount Barker High School to provide a new pedestrian crossing refuge, bus bay, footpaths, improved lighting and ancillary works.

With Flaxley Road being under the jurisdiction of State Government, Council has been working with the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure together with Mount Barker High School to bring this much needed upgrade to fruition. The $450,000 project is being jointly funded by both Council and State Government Blackspot funding.

Local contractor Metro Country & Civil (MCC) has been awarded the construction contract with works commencing in mid-May 2019 through to late July 2019.

Site establishment will commence 6 May 2019 with construction works week commencing 13 May.

Stage 1 will see works concentrate on road widening on Keith Stephenson car park side (no impact to bus services) 

Stage 2 Works will concentrate on new bus-bay/footpath on school side (impacts to bus services) 

All bus services will continue to service the school as normal although alternative drop-off / pick-up points will be necessary both within the school and along nearby Stephenson Street whilst the new bus bay is constructed. Please contact the school direct for further details.

Link SA buses to be diverted during Stage 2 works only as below:                                                                             

-          2 bus services (Nairne & Kanmantoo) to be diverted from existing bus bay to drop off/pick up point inside school  

-          3 bus services (Harrogate, Macclesfield & Echunga) to be diverted from existing bus bay to Stephenson Street   

Dedicated traffic / pedestrian control will be in place during peak school periods (8:15am – 8:45am / 3:15pm – 3:45pm).

If you have any project queries or require further information please contact John Calder, Council’s Senior Project Manager on 8393 6444 or via e-mail at

Alternatively, if your enquiry relates to construction matters, please contact David Dalle-Nogare at Metro Country & Civil on 0403 518 520 or via e-mail at


February 2019

Progress has been made to complete the detailed design drawings/specification and a tender has been called.

Should a successful tender be accepted, construction is proposed for April - June 2019.


27 November 2018

Council has been working with Mount Barker High School and the Department fof Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to bring this much needed safety improvement project to fruition.

A sealed 80m long multiple bus lay-by together with a dedicated pedestrian crossing point of Flaxley Road and cycle lanes is proposed (see attached concept plan).

Flaxley Bus and Crossing Plans(587 kb)

The project is estimated to cost around $500,000 with State Government now committing two-thirds of this funding under its Blackspot Program.

Detailed design is currently underway with the project scheduled to be tendered for construction early in 2019.

For further details, please contact John Calder, Senior Project Manager on


14 November 2018

Dan Cregan MP, Member for Kavel,  has announced that Council's black spot funding application has been approved. 



With regard to improving access for pedestrians between the high school and the linear trail, Council has prepared concept designs for a pedestrian crossing between the school and the gravel carpark on the linear trail side of the Flaxley Road.  The design includes improved footpath works, a pedestrian refuge, widened road lanes, sealed bus drop off area adjacent the school frontage and improved drainage.

Council has submitted the concept design to the State Government for consideration for funding in financial year 2018/19 through the Blackspot road safety program.

If the funding application is successful, this will yield a terrific road safety improvement for pedestrians , buses and users of Flaxley Road alike.