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Stebonheath Road Upgrade

Work has begun on the final stage of the transformation of Stebonheath Road.

Improvements include a rebuilt carriageway, roundabouts at key intersections, indented car parking and bus bays and new footpaths flanked by street trees and verges.

The upgrade will deliver traffic improvements making it easier to use for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians as well as meeting the growing demand.

More than 300 new trees will provide shade and attract birdlife.

Work on this final stage will be undertaken between Curtis and Fradd East roads, Munno Para West.

Improvements

Improvements between Curtis and Fradd East roads include:

  • New carriageway
  • Footpaths
  • On-road bike lanes
  • Four roundabouts
  • More than 300 new street trees
  • Street lighting
  • Central median strip
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design to irrigate many new trees
  • Verges

Temporary traffic updates

Temporary road closures are being put in place at various locations as construction progresses.

The changes seek to minimise disruption to road users as much as possible while enabling work to be undertaken safely.

Keep an eye on this page to for updates on the road closures, diversions and time frames to help plan your trip.

To keep the community informed, details of significant closures are being letterbox dropped to nearby residents.

Time frames are weather dependent.

We thank you for your patience while this important infrastructure work is underway.

Update - 29 September 2022

Latest update: Due to increased traffic on detour roads, there will be no right turns on to Curtis Road from Ponderosa Road.

Stebonheath Road is now closed to southbound traffic between Chellaston Road and Curtis Road. Access remains available for local traffic.

Southbound and northbound traffic between Chellaston and Curtis Roads will be detoured via Ponderosa Road and Lakeland Road.

We anticipate this road closure will be in place until October. During this time, there may be increased traffic on detour roads.

This closure has been implemented to address safety concerns.

Stebonheath Road detour



Update - 01 September 2022

Stebonheath Road is now closed to southbound traffic between Chellaston Road and Curtis Road. Access remains available for local traffic.

Southbound and northbound traffic between Chellaston and Curtis Roads will be detoured via Ponderosa Road and Lakeland Road.

We anticipate this road closure will be in place until October. During this time, there may be increased traffic on detour roads.

This closure has been implemented to address safety concerns.

Update - 24 August 2022

From Wednesday 24 August there will be changes to temporary road closures as works progress on the upgrade of Stebonheath Road at Munno Para.

Stebonheath Road will be closed to northbound traffic between Chellaston Road and Curtis Road until October. Northbound traffic is being detoured via Ponderosa Road and Lakeland Road.

These traffic management arrangements aim to minimise disruption to road users as much as possible while enabling work to be undertaken safely.

Update - 18 July 2022

Stebonheath Road Closure

Stebonheath Road will be closed to traffic in both directions from Curtis Road to Peerless Road.

This Closure will commence on Monday 18 July and be in place until Saturday 23 July. Detours will be in place via Ponderosa Road.

Residents will still be able to access this area. In an effort to minimise disruption, this work has been bought forward to align with school holidays.

Throughout the duration of the Stebonheath Road Upgrade, traffic conditions will be frequently changing. If you live or travel through this area regularly, we encourage you to check this page for detour updates.

Stebonheath Road closure


Update - 30 May 2022

Fradd East Road to Keane Avenue

Monday 30 May to August 2022

Stebonheath Road will be closed between Fradd East Road and Keane Avenue, Munno Para, until mid-August 2022 to enable stormwater infrastructure to be installed.

Traffic diversions are via Keane Avenue, Olympic Way and Fradd East Road.

This is a separate project to the Stebonheath Road upgrade and forms part of the Playford North Extension East Growth Area Regional Stormwater Strategy.

The project will provide drainage to new developments north of Fradd East Road.

Fra East Road to Keane Avenue

Frequently asked questions

When will work be completed?

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.

Why is this project necessary?

The road is below standard for a busy urban area and needs improving as a priority to meet demand. More than 8000 vehicles per day use the road.

What will be done to prevent dust and control noise during construction?

Water trucks will dampen the road to reduce dust in the area. Work will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday to reduce the impact of noise on residents out of working hours. Should out of hours or weekend work be required we will endeavour to advise residents in advance.

What changes will there be to traffic conditions during construction?

We will advise local residents via letterbox drop and City of Playford’s website in advance of any major changes to the way the road can be used.

Will emergency vehicles be able to access properties during construction?

Yes. Construction will be managed to permit full access by emergency vehicles. Emergency services will receive traffic management plans in advance of construction work.

Will I be able to access my driveway when work is underway?

Yes. We are working with the contractors to minimise disruptions to local residents, including ensuring people have access to their driveways.

Why are bike paths and footpaths included?

The City of Playford has responded to the community’s requests for improved footpaths and cycling paths. This supports City of Playford’s Cycling and Walking Strategy.

Will the central median strip mean residents can’t turn directly across the road into their driveways?

The central median strip has been installed to improve safety by separating traffic into two distinct lanes and preventing dangerous overtaking and turning. Roundabouts will be installed to ensure people only have to travel a short distance to turn onto the other side of the road to access their driveway.

Will a connection be provided to link through to Newton Boulevard?

The upgrade will enable a connection to be built to Newton Boulevard in the future. The intersections have been designed to cater for the expected increased traffic flow when the connection is built, which will be undertaken by Renewal SA.

What part of the road has already been improved?

Upgrades to Stebonheath Road between Roseworthy Drive and Curtis Road, Andrews Farm, were completed in November 2020.

How is funding the project?

The project is funded by

  • City of Playford
  • State Government through the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program
  • Federal Government through Local Roads and Community Infrastructure, Supplementary Local Roads and Roads to Recovery

Project cost is approximately $12 million.

Further information

Stebonheath Road project team: T: 8256 0333 or E: playford@playford.sa.gov.au