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Stebonheath Road Upgrade

Council is currently upgrading Stebonheath Road, between Curtis and Fradd East roads, Munno Para West.

The upgrade commenced in May 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in winter 2023.

The project involves a complex upgrade from rural road to urban collector standard. During construction access to Stebonheath Road will be limited and access will vary at different stages of the project.

Detours will be in place for general traffic, along Fradd East Road and Andrews Road.

Stebonhead Road access changes

Update - 01 February 2023
  • Traffic management personnel will be stationed at the intersection of Curtis and Andrews Roads at peak morning and afternoon periods to aid the flow of traffic.
  • Council will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the controls and will make further adjustments if required.
Update - 31 January 2023

Stebonheath Road remains closed to south bound traffic.

Road pavement construction and kerb installation is underway at the northern end with underground stormwater infrastructure being installed at the southern end.

Update - December 2022

What detours are currently in place?

As of December 2022, Stebonheath Road is open in one direction only with only northbound traffic allowed from Curtis Road to Fradd East Road.

Traffic between Curtis Road and Chellaston Road will now be travelling on a newly constructed section of the road. Traffic from Chellaston Road to Fradd East Road will be using a purpose built temporary access track while construction works continue.

Speed restrictions are in place to provide a safe environment for road users and contractors working on the upgrade.

I live on Stebonheath Road. Can I turn right out of my driveway?

As the road is one way, you will only be able to turn left out of your property or side street. You can only enter your property or side street by turning left from Stebonheath Road. Streets at the end of your block will connect you to the detour route.

Can I park out the front of my house?

During construction, portions of road reserve in front of properties will be used for traffic flows along Stebonheath Road. This means that you may not be able to park on the verge in front of your property.

Indented, parallel car parking is part of the final design of the upgrade and will provide additional onstreet parking for residents and visitors.

Are pedestrian footpaths still operational?

Yes, but some pedestrian footpaths may be closed at times. Please be mindful of construction areas and follow appropriate instructions.

Are bins still being collected on Stebonheath Road?

Yes. NAWMA continues to collect kerbside waste. Property owners are required to put bins on the edge of the new road for collection.

Is public transport still operating?

Public transport will be operational on bus Stop 77J and 77I only on Stebonheath Road, heading north.

Update - 29 November 2022

Stebonheath Road Traffic Update: Curtis Road to Chellaston Road - December 2022

All traffic on Stebonheath Road will only be able to travel Northbound from Curtis Road to Chellaston Road. From Chellaston Road, no traffic will be allowed to travel Southbound towards Curtis Road on Stebonheath Road. Please refer to the attached traffic detour mud map.

I live on Stebonheath Road. Can I turn right out of my street?

As the road is one way, you will only be able to turn left out of your property/street and to enter your property/street turning left. Streets at the end of your block will connect you to the detour route.

What detour route will be in place?

Please refer to the map below.

Are pedestrian footpaths still operational?

Yes, but some pedestrian footpaths may be closed at times. Please be mindful of construction areas and follow appropriate instructions.

As a resident/ business owner, please push your bins to the edge of the new road in front of your property.

Public transport will be operational on bus Stop 77J and 77I only on Stebonheath Road, heading North.

Stebonheath Detour Map_Dec22
Update - 29 September 2022

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 - 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

There is so much congestion in the area - what are you doing about it?
  • As of 01 February 2023, traffic management personnel will be stationed at the intersection of Curtis and Andrews Roads at peak morning and afternoon periods to aid the flow of traffic.
  • Council will improve directional signage on Dalkeith Road.
  • Council will continue to monitor the effectiveness of this and will make further adjustments if required.
Why is there so much congestion in the first place?

Congestion has increased due to a range of construction and other works being undertaken in the area. These works are being undertaken by Council, a developer and utility providers.

Upgrade of Stebonheath Road (Council project works)

  • Council is currently upgrading Stebonheath Road between Curtis and Fradd East Roads. While work is happening, a detour is in place directing traffic along Fradd East and Andrews Roads.
  • This means Stebonheath Road is unavailable to regular traffic and there is an increase in vehicles travelling on the detour roads.


Closure of Stebonheath Road between Fradd and Dalkeith Roads (Developer works)

  • A separate project to Council’s Stebonheath Road upgrade, Stebonheath Road is now also closed between Fradd East and Dalkeith Roads as a development company undertakes preliminary works in preparation for the construction of a roundabout at the entry to a new development.


Intermittent service works (Utility provider works)

  • Intermittent work by service providers such as SA Power Networks and NBN Co continue to take place in the area.
  • This often requires short term, partial road closures for which Council will often not receive notification.
  • This places further stress on already congested roads and does not provide Council the opportunity to notify residents of the work and associated closures.
When will work be completed?

The project is scheduled to be completed in winter 2023.

Why is this project necessary?

The road is below standard for a busy urban area and needs improving as a priority to meet demand.

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.

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.

Project information

The Stebonheath Road project involves a complex upgrade from rural road to urban collector standard. This means that significant works are required over and above Council’s typical road reconstruction process. This includes:

  • Installation of underground stormwater infrastructure
  • Installation of kerbing
  • Significant earthworks to shape the road in order for these new kerbs to convey stormwater
  • Increased pavement thickness to cater for increased traffic loads
  • Significant third-party service relocations

What is included in the upgrade?

  • New carriageway
  • Bike lanes
  • Four roundabouts
  • Street lighting
  • Central median strip
  • Footpaths on both sides of the road
  • More than 300 new street trees
  • Water sensitive urban design used to irrigate many new trees
  • Underground stormwater infrastructure
  • Significant upgrades in visual amenity

Further information

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