The State Government has announced that the permanent throw screen installation on the Southern Expressway will be rescheduled.
This decision was made to ensure substitute buses destined for the cricket Test Match are able complete their journeys as quickly as possible.
Portions of the Southern Expressway will be closed for just over six days during early to mid December as permanent throw screens are installed, replacing the temporary screens which were put in earlier this year.
After announcing last week that the Southern Expressway would be closed continually from December 7 – 11 and 14 – 16, they have now revised this decision and the Expressway will remain open during the day with roadworks beginning at around 7pm each night.
7-11 December – Throw Screen Installation on Honeypot Road
- Expressway closed between Main South Road Hackham (beginning of the Expressway at the Southern end) to Beach Road Interchange - Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights from around 7-8:00pm to 7-8:00am.
- Honeypot Road closed from 7:00pm Friday 7 December to 6:00am Tuesday 11 December.
14-16 December – Throw Screen Installation on Beach Road & Elizabeth Road
- Expressway fully closed between Main South Road Hackham (beginning of the Expressway at the Southern end) to Sheriffs Road Interchange - 7:30pm Friday 14 December to 6:00am Monday 17 December.
- Elizabeth Road closed from 7:00pm Friday 14 December to 6:00am Monday 17 December.
- Beach Road will stay 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.”