Southern Expressway to close while permanent throw screens are installed

Temporary closure: The Southern Expressway will have temporary closures this December. Photo: City of Onkaparinga.

Temporary closure: The Southern Expressway will have temporary closures this December. Photo: City of Onkaparinga.

Portions of the Southern Expressway will be closed for just over six days during December as permanent throw screens are installed, replacing the temporary screens which were put in earlier this year.

The Liberal Government has announced that the Southern Expressway will experience two closures during December.

The first closure will occur between 7:30pm, Friday December 7 and 6:00am, Monday December 10 – the Expressway will be closed between Main South Road, Hackam (Southern End of the Expressway) and the Beach Road Interchange.

Honeypot road will also be closed during this period of time.

The second closure will take place from 7:30pm, Friday December 14 and 6:00am, Monday December 17 – the Expressway will be closed between Main South Road, Hackham (Southern End of the Expressway) to the Sheriffs Road Interchange.

Elizabeth Road will also be closed during this period while Beach Road will remain open, however, speed and lane restrictions will be in place.

The permanent throw screens come as the Liberal Government delivers on its promise to take action to prevent more rock-throwing incidents.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the Marshall Government is delivering these safety measures to tackle this long-standing problem and keep the community and motorists safe.

“I would ask the public for their patience as these permanent throw screens are installed as sections of the Southern Expressway will have to be closed.

“The first permanent throw screen will be installed on Honeypot Road, with the roll out of the remaining throw screens to continue into January.

“This should have been done years ago and is yet another example of the Marshall Government cleaning up a Labor mess.

“We’re delivering $15 million to help keep the community safe with measures including permanent throw screens, upgrading CCTV and installing mesh over loose rocks.”