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Major road and stormwater projects improving Playford

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Major road and stormwater projects improving Playford
Published 31 May 2018
Works on three major road and stormwater projects at Virginia, Munno Para West and Elizabeth are to benefit the City of Playford.

Works on three major road and stormwater projects at Virginia, Munno Para West and Elizabeth are to benefit the City of Playford.

Old Port Wakefield Road
Drainage issues such as this are hoped to be a thing of the past at Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia, where drainage works are being undertaken. Photo: Rob McLean

The works are:

  • A stormwater infrastructure upgrade at Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia
  • Brandis and Valiant roads upgrades at Munno Para West
  • Roundabout installations at Harvey Road at Elizabeth

The works at Virginia and Munno Para West were approved as part of the City of Playford’s 2017/18 Annual Business Plan, while the Harvey Road roundabouts have been funded through the State Government’s Black Spot Program.

What will the works include:

Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia

Virginia Old Port Wakefield Rd

Metro & Country Civil is the contractor for this project with the works, which have started, consisting of swale construction and some new stormwater drainage.

This project will reduce ponding on Old Port Wakefield Road and is expected to be completed in August (subject to weather).

Brandis Road and Valiant Road, Munno Para West

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Camco is the contractor for this Roads to Recovery project.

The works will include road reconstruction, new kerbs and gutters, new underground stormwater systems, new footpaths, a lighting upgrade and service relocations as required.

The project will start later this month and is expected to be completed in January (subject to weather).

These works follow similar programs at Peerless and Chellaston roads in the Munno Para West area in recent years.

Harvey Road roundabouts

Work has started on this Black Spot Program project that will see roundabouts installed where Harvey Road intersects with Ridley Road and also Judd Road, with an upgrade to the road between the roundabouts also included. SEM Civil will complete the works for this project, which will include the installation of two roundabouts, new kerb and gutter, new underground stormwater system, new footpath and lighting upgrade where required.

The project is expected to be completed by November (subject to weather).

Meanwhile, in the draft 2018/19 Annual Business Plan it is projected that the City of Playford will deliver:

  • 19 kilometres of footpaths
  • Four kilometres of kerbing
  • 40 kilometres of sealed roads
  • $1m funding for roads in the One Tree Hill region
  • Focus on securing Black Spot funding for the intersections of Robert and King roads, Penfield Gardens, and Ryan and Tozer roads, Waterloo Corner