Resurfacing works on the South Eastern Freeway have hit the halfway point.
The $35 million project is delivering major pavement rehabilitation including the intersection of South Eastern Freeway, Portrush Road, Cross Roads and Glen Osmond Road through to the Crafers Interchange.
The down-track is complete, with reduced speed limits estimated to be lifted by the end of this week.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said work will now start on the up-track and should be finished by mid-year.
“The works are being conducted in stages so that we are able to keep the freeway open to traffic with restrictions and to minimise the disruption as much as possible," Minister Wingard said.
“Following a recent truck breakdown on the freeway that caused frustrating delays I asked the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to explore contingency options and as a result a tow-truck will now be on stand-by for use until the works are complete."
As well as resurfacing from the Toll Gate to the tunnels, there will be upgrades to the surface from inside the tunnels to Crafers interchange. Works on this section will be carried out later in the year when the weather is warmer and temperatures are suitable for laying asphalt.
The project is jointly funded as part of the Stimulus 2 program (80:20) by the Australian and South Australian governments.
Photo of Crafers to Stirling SE Freeway, Google Earth