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Sealed Roads Resealing Program

The Mount Barker District Council has a total road network of approximately 805km. This increases every year and consists of approximately 351km of sealed roads, approximately 389km of formed and surfaced roads and approximately 65km of unformed roads.

Council is committed to maintaining all roads in good condition to provide a safe environment with a number of streets and roads scheduled for maintenance during the course of the financial year.

Works can include tree pruning or removal, drainage improvements and pavement rehabilitation.  Marks may be painted on the road indicating start and finishing points.  Some roads will also have concrete works completed including replacement of kerb and gutter, driveway crossings and spoon drains.

The work will necessitate closing sections of the road for a period of time on the day that construction is undertaken.  During this time there may be limited access to driveway entrances and vehicles should not be left parked on the road.

All endeavours will be made to ensure a minimum of inconvenience, but alternative routes should be planned while these works are under way.  Road users are requested to adhere to any detours that will be in place and plan alternate routes to avoid delay in reaching their destination.

Although work is avoided on the same day as the kerbside bin collection, please ensure bins are out by 6.30am as in most cases these will be emptied before work commences.

Council endeavours to complete the Sealed Road Works Program within the indicated year, however the program can be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs the affected segment will be scheduled in a future works program.

November 2020

Hurling Drive from East Parkway to Victoria Road

Preliminary works such as service locating will commence in December with repair works to the road scheduled for mid-December.  Works are expected to be complete by end of December (pending and unforeseen delays or adverse weather).  Please follow detour signage and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Whittaker Court and Whittaker Terrace

Works are scheduled to begin early December commencing with Kerbing repairs then resealing of the road surface is scheduled for mid-December.

Council are pleased to announce the trial of Recycled pavement on these streets to increase recycled content target and help the environment. Items such as plastics and glass are added to the asphalt to help grow the circular economy in the state.

July 2020

The list below highlights the roads Council has included for resealing in the program for 2020/21.  This list is subject to change as the program is developed over the next few months.

  • Hurling Drive, Mt Barker. East Parkway – Victoria Rd
  • Field Rd, Jupiter Creek.
  • Berry Rd, Jupiter Creek.
  • Kondoparinga Rd, Meadows. Clystlands St – Battunga Rd
  • Paechtown Rd, Paechtown. Fisher Rd - End of seal.
  • Whittaker Court, Mt Barker. Bend to Cul de Sac
  • Whittaker Tce, Mt Barker
  • Compton Rd, Totness. Cul de Sac only
  • Intersection of Exhibition Rd/Alexandrina Rd, Mt Barker
  • Intersection  of Gawler/Hutchinson Rd, Mt Barker

April 2020

The two roads remaining for spray seal are scheduled April weather and temperatures permitting.  The weather will be assessed on the Friday prior and a decision will be made at that time on the works proceeding.

  • Piney Ridge Rd Nairne – from Wednesday 15 April to 20 April
  • Harper Rd Mount Barker - Thursday 16 April (subject to Piney Ridge) to 20 April

February - March 2020

Resurfacing works will be carried out between Thursday 27 February and Friday 26 March, on the following roads:

  • Pyrites Rd Nairne – Sydney to Brukunga township
  • Pyrites Rd Brukunga – no 263 Pyrites Rd to Military Rd
  • Military Rd, Brukunga – Pyrites Rd to Council Boundary
  • Harper Rd Mount Barker – Springs Rd to Gould Rd
  • Piney Ridge Rd, Nairne – North Rd to end of seal

Please note that electronic message boards will be placed out on each individual road 2 day prior to work commencing.

Once resurfacing works are complete, line marking will be undertaken with traffic management in place.

December 2019

Alexandrina Road, Mount Barker - The section of road between Albert Road and Skipper Street will have kerb renewal works carried out in mid to late January 2020. Following completion of this work, road renewal works through Deeplift asphalt works will be carried out with completion planned by mid-February 2020.  Access to properties will be maintained after hours and residences will be notified of interruption to property access by Council’s appointed contractors. Kerbing works shall be carried out by Metro and Country Civil and road renewal works by Downer EDI Pty Ltd.

Pyrites Road and Military Road, Brukunga – Pyrites Road from Sydney Road to Military Road and the sealed section of Military Road from Pyrites Road to the Council border with Adelaide Hills Council will be spray seal resurfaced in late February and March 2020. This works follows on from the extensive asphalt patching that was undertaken in July and August 2019 on these roads.

Nicholas Paech Drive and Eliza Court, Hahndorf – Road surface renewal works will be carried out in Late January and February 2020. Works will involve use of Reconophalt, which is a type of asphalt manufactured through including the use recycle plastic bags, glass bottles and scrap rubber from tyres and waste toner from print cartridges. This will be the first time the Mount Barker District Council uses Reconophalt and is being undertaken as a trial. Downer EDI will be carrying out the work, inclusive of providing a 12 months warranty for the performance of the road. Reconophalt has been developed to not only regain value through recycling from what would be otherwise waste product, but also reduce land fill volume.

August 2019

The following roads will have maintenance work completed commencing late the week of 5th August (subject to weather):

  • Piney Ridge Rd Nairne – North Rd to end of seal
  • Harper Rd Mount Barker – Springs Rd to Gould Rd
  • Berry Rd Jupiter Creek – Rowe Rd to Field Rd
  • Field Rd Jupiter Creek – Field Rd to end of seal

July - October 2019

Pyrites Road Nairne, between Sydney Road and Military Road, and Military Road between Pyrites Road and Council’s boundary (200 m east of Five Bob Road), will be resurfaced commencing 29 July 2019.  These works are expected to be complete by October 2019.

To facilitate large machinery and to complete the works in the shortest period possible, Pyrites Road will temporarily be closed to all vehicles (except adjacent property owners) from 29 July to 9 August between the hours of 7am to 5pm.

Detours will be in place via Old Princes Hwy and Dawesley Road during this period and traffic control will also be in place on adjacent roads.  Road users are requested to adhere to the detours that will be in place and plan alternate routes to avoid delay in reaching their destination.

July 2019

Nicholas Paech Drive, Hahndorf – Completion of Road Resurfacing Works, requiring trimming of nature strip trees

Council has recently repaired subsided pavers at the entrance to Nicholas Paech Drive, as well as replaced failed sections of kerbing and resurfacing the failed section of asphalt on the corner of the Drive.

Road surfacing of the remainder of the road is needed to complete the maintenance program. This involves renewal of the road’s asphalt overlay.

As part of asphalt resurfacing works, trees need to be trimmed to a height of approximately 3 metres vertically at the kerb.

It is planned to undertake trimming of all remaining trees on the road to facilitate asphalt road works. This means that the trees would look similar to the existing trimmed trees on the corner.

Trimming of the tress is an Occupational Safety requirement to facilitate a safe work environment during roads resurfacing works. In addition, trimming of the trees facilitates full road width usage.

March 2019

Asphalt works will be undertaken on Matthew Smillie Drive, Nairne from Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March.

The following roads are scheduled to be resealed during March/April:

Littlehampton Kym AvenueFull Length
MacclesfieldDevereux StreetVenables St to Wirrinilla Dr
MacclesfieldWirrinilla DriveDevereux St to Venables St
Mount BarkerBartram StreetWunderley Dr to Hanna Av

February 2019

Alphalt works will be undertaken on Kookaburra Lane/Old Mount Barker Road, Totness on Friday 22 February and Sunday 24 February betweem 7am and 6pm.

Asphalt works will be undertaekn on Nicholas Paech Drive, Hahndorf between no 13 and No 21 on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February. 

Failed kerbing will be reconstructed at the corner of Matthew Smillie Drive and Britannia Road, Nairne commencing 18 February. Work is expected to be complete by 22 February.

Asphalt works will be undertaken on the following roads:

  • Pope St, Maldon St and Jubilee Cr,  Mount Barker – profiling and asphalt commencing Monday 18 February
  • Cormorant Cr and Zanker Dr,  Mount Barker – profiling commencing Tuesday 19 February
  • Bartram St, Mount Barker – profiling from Tuesday 19 February
  • Kym Ave, Littlehampton – profiling from Wednesday 20 February

November/December 2018

Resealing works are scheduled to commence the week of Tuesday 27 November with completed expected prior to end of December.  As works are dependant on weather and temperature conditions, the dates indicated may be adjusted.

Works will be undertaken by Downer EDI on behalf of Council.

Construction involves spray sealing work, which involves a maximum 20 minute road closure of a road segment. During this time emulsion is sprayed on the existing road surface immediately followed by spreading of stone chip.

Council apologies for any inconvenience caused by resurfacing work. Please consider using an alternative route when works are scheduled.

Greenhills-Flaxley RoadFlaxleyQuarry Rd to Strathalbyn Rd2 December
Greenhills RdGreen Hills Range    1177m east Greenhills12 December
Whites RdGreen Hills Range1069m south Red Gum Rd to Greenhills Rd1 December
Fairview RdHahndorf995m south Von Doussa Rd to Kangaroo Reef Rd26 November 
Tischer RdHahndorfKangaroo Reef Rd to Sheoak Rd27 November
Rowe RdJupiter CreekBerry Rd to Police Compound6 December
Quarry RdMacclesfield 7 December
Penna RdMacclesfieldVernon St to 940m north Vernon St30 November
Greenhills RdMeadows1235m east Kondoparinga Rd to 2464m east Kondoparinga Rd11 December
Nottage RdMeadowsKennett St to Rowley RdPostponed
Sawmill Gully Rd MylorRiver Rd to 493m east River Rd28 November
Yantaringa RdPaechtownPaechtown Rd to Hufendorf La29 November 

October 2018

In preparation for resurfacing, specific sections of deteriorated kerb and gutters will be replaced. This work is scheduled to commence on Wednesday 3 October 2018 and planned to be completed by Friday 16 November 2018.

During this time there will be limited access to driveway entrances and vehicles should not be left parked on the road.  Council’s contractors will liaise with residents where their driveway access will be directly affected by the works and will endeavour to ensure a minimum of inconvenience.

The majority of road resurfacing works will be carried out between December and March. Additional notifications shall be provided immediately prior to road resurfacing works.

Nicholas Paech DrHahndorfAuricht Rd to 183m west Auricht Rd
Devereux StMacclesfieldVenables St to Luck St
Albert RoadMount BarkerWellington Rd to 30.5m south
Bartram StMount BarkerWunderley Dr to Hanna Av
Bonnar LnMount BarkerWalker/Stephen/Hutchinson Sts
Cormorant CtMount BarkerRobin Ct to 113m east Robin Ct
Hurling DrMount BarkerVictoria Rd to Hawthorn Wy
Jubilee Cr -Mount BarkerJubilee Cr to Jubilee Cr
Maldon StMount BarkerPaterson La to Jubilee Cr
Pope StMount BarkerWellington Rd to Queen St
Shoe Bridge LaneMount BarkerHutchinson St to Stephens St
Yunkunga RdMount BarkerBrooks Rd to Paech Rd
Zanker DrMount BarkerRobin Ct to Currawong Wy
Matthew Smillie DrNairne185m south Summit Rd to Hillier Rd

August 2018

Downer EDI on behalf of council shall be undertaking road maintenance works on the following section of road between 6-10  August, weather permitting.

Fairview RdHahndorf995m south Von Doussa Rd to Kangaroo Reef Rd
Tischer RdHahndorfKangaroo Reef Rd to Sheoak Rd
Sawmill Gully Rd MylorRiver Rd to 493m east River Rd
Yantaringa RdPaechtownPaechtown Rd to Hufendorf La

All enquires regarding the works are to be reffered to Pino Oliverio from Downer EDI on Ph 0407 810 614 or

The maintenance work is in preparation for resurfacing works.

Council apologies for any inconvenience, please consider using an alternative route during the time works are being undertaken.

July 2018

Downer EDI on behalf of council shall be undertaking road maintenance works on the following section of road between 9-13  July weather permitting.

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