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Wellington Road and Victoria Road Roundabout

A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Victoria Road with Wellington Road, Mount Barker.

The developer of Bluestone Mount Barker, the Peet Group, is responsible to fully fund and procure the works.  As the intersection is under the care and control of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT),  DIT and Peet will be responsible for the project management of the construction.

Peet and DIT are responsible for advising the community and affected property owners of the works and progress. Any queries can be directed to Peet on 8100 2300 or email adelaide@peet.com.au

January 2021 Update

We are pleased to advise that Stage 1 and Stage 2 as outlined below have been completed and Stage 3, construction works, are scheduled to commence from Monday 11 January.

During that week, reduced speed traffic management will be in place for both Victoria Road and Wellington Road while the contractor is undertaking survey set out, investigations and set up.

The following week commencing 18 January, Victoria Road (from both directions) will be closed at Wellington Road and detours will be in place. This will allow for the removal of existing infrastructure and commence the establishment works for the roundabout structure and associated works. This is expected to take four weeks to complete.

Once the establishment roundabout works are complete, this will be followed by a complete closure of the intersection over a weekend to install asphalt.  Further details regarding the timing of this will be published closer to the date.

If there are any queries as works get underway and progress, please contact Peet on 8100 2300 or email adelaide@peet.com.au

November 2020 Update from Peet

As a local member of the Mount Barker community, we are writing to you to inform you of upcoming work as part of the Wellington Road and Victoria Road Intersection Upgrade.

Capacity issues with this intersection are impacting upon road users and nearby businesses. In order to address this, a significant investment is being made to deliver a new roundabout. This roundabout will improve access through the intersection and to nearby businesses. It will also provide a safer and improved traffic environment for cars, bikes and pedestrians.

All necessary approvals for the design and construction of the roundabout have been obtained and the upgrade works will now progress through a three-stage process.

Stage 1 – Preparation of the surrounding areas – December 2020

The first stage of the upgrade process involves the removal of seven trees along Wellington Road that formed part of the Wellington Road Avenue of Honour which was decommissioned in 2013. These trees have suffered from gradual erosion over the years due to overhead powerlines, the redevelopment of the road and work to improve local business access.

To ensure that the Avenue of Honour endures and can continue to flourish, it has been recommissioned by local and state RSL in Keith Stephenson Park with Bull Bay Magnolia trees which have very attractive evergreen foliage and majestic white flowers symbolic of a celebrated life. Recently the memorial plaques were installed on bollards next to each magnolia and the Avenue of Honour officially opened so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

The Avenue of Honour renewal strategy was developed by Mount Barker District Council and has been funded by council budgets, public donations and developer obligation contributions.  $19,800 from Bluestone, Mount Barker (Peet) has been contributed to support the cost of this process.

Find out more about the Avenue of Honour.

Stage 2 – Relocation of key services – December 2020 to mid-January 2021

The second stage of the upgrade process involves the relocation of key services including Telstra, NBN and SAPN infrastructure to accommodate the traffic upgrade.

These works will have limited impact on residents and businesses within the area as they are undertaken. It is anticipated that these works will take place over December 2020 and into January 2021. The service authorities will communicate directly with local residents and businesses to confirm timeframes and any potential service interruptions.

Stage 3 – Roundabout construction – early 2021

The final stage of the process is construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Wellington Road & Victoria Road as part of the traffic upgrade. To reduce the impact on the local community and avoid unnecessary disruption to regular road users, the construction activities have deliberately been scheduled for the driest months of the year to avoid any delays that often occur as a result of prolonged periods of wet weather.

Contracts for the works are currently being finalised. These works will commence in early 2021 and the timeframe for construction is estimated to be eight weeks, with completion by April 2021.

Further information will be communicated closer to commencement, including a specific timeframe for road works, to ensure the local community and business operators remain updated on the progress of these works.

August 2020

Report to Council on progress of Peet to construct Roundabout.

July 2019 Update

Further advise on progress has been received from the developer, Peet Limited.

The construction tender closes the first week of July which will be followed by the review and recommendation to appoint the successful contractor.

There are a number of items to be completed prior to construction commencing including finalising the design and DPTI approvals, property acquisitions to suit the footprint of the works, relocation of some existing services such as SA Power Networks, Telstra, NBN etc.

On completion of these items, construction is expected to commence early in the 2020 calendar year.  The construction period will be approximately 8 weeks subject to good weather and no unforeseen circumstances.

Enquiries contact Matthew Merrigan, Development Manager, Peet Limited on telephone 8100 2300.

May 2019

The developer has advised they are about to tender works for the roundabout.

April 2019

The developer has progressed the detailed design of the junction albeit it slower than anticipated due to delays with external service providers and design reviews.  An Independent Design Verification is expected to be provided within the next fortnight to be followed by final DPTI approval within 4 weeks.  Upon receipt of the IDV certificates, the tender process will commence with the aim to have a contract awarded in June.

The relocation of the services is critical and works to construct the new roundabout cannot commence until completed.  Telstra, NBN and SAPN have all been consulted and the scope of works confirmed, with fee offers still to be received from SAPN and NBN.  SAPN works are experiencing significant delays which will delay the commencement of the roundabout.

February 2019

The Victoria Wellington Roundabout final design has been issued for engineering and DPTI review.

Service relocation work is now being coordinated with SAPN, Telstra & NBN. The service authorities are currently costing this work.  On the ground works will be scheduled once the costings are received and approved.

It is expected the tender will be released in the next month or two when the above is resolved.  A construction programme is expected to be available once tenders have been received.

November 2018

DPTI approval still awaited on the detailed design.  This will be followed by corner cut-off land acquisition.

Revised target timing is to commence late Summer and complete pre Winter 2019.

January 2017

The Developer and DPTI continue to progress the final design and approvals for the roundabout.  Once these have been finalised, any required land purchases will need to be completed before construction can commence.

August 2016

Approval of the final design of the roundabout for this intersection remains to be received from DPTI at this time.  Once approval is received, preliminary works will commence prior to the actual roundabout construction.  Further information will be provided once this project is further advanced.

June 2016

The timing for construction of the roundabout is still unknown as DPTI have requested some changes to the previously agreed concept plans and are currently in discussion with the developer to revise the plans.

January 2016

Design drawings for this roundabout are currently with DPTI for approval.

Construction is proposed following the completion of the Wellington/Albert roundabout.