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Stebonheath Road Upgrade

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Work on the final stage of the $12 million transformation of Stebonheath Road is expected to start in February.

Improvements include a rebuilt carriageway, roundabouts at key intersections, indented car parking and bus bays and a shared pedestrian and cycling path flanked by street trees and verges.

The upgrade will make the road safer and easier to use for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and meet 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.

Stebonheath Concept Map 25
Funding
  • The total cost of the project will be about $12 million

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

Improvements

Improvements between Curtis and Fradd East roads include:

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

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 Facebook page and 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.

Further information

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