Karoonda Highway works underway

Work on the Karoonda Highway to upgrade a section between Karoonda and Kulde has begun earlier than planned to avoid the busy harvest season.Workon the Karoonda Highway to upgrade a section between Karoonda and Kulde has begun earlier than planned to avoid the busy harvest season.
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Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said the first stage of the State Government’s two-year, $2.3 million commitment should be finished by the end of October.

“This first stage of the upgrade will include approximately 11 kilometres of shoulder sealing on two sections between Karoonda and Wynarka,” Mr Mullighan said.

“After harvest in early 2015, around 5.5 kilometres of road resurfacing between Karoonda and Wynarka will be carried out, and this work is due to finish by March 2015, weather dependent.”

He said the Government was responding to uncertainty around the Mallee rail lines.

“Although a commitment was reached between Genesee and Wyoming and Viterra in August for a 12-month continuation, the Government must prepare for the possibility of a future closure,” he said.

The works will take place from 7am to 4.30pm on Monday to Friday and the road will stay open, with minor lane restrictions in place.

A 25-kilometre per hour speed restriction applies when workers are on-site, and the speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour at other times until the work was completed.

The second stage of work includes of about nine kilometres of shoulder sealing, line marking and surface correction between Wynarka and Kulde, and will start in the middle of next year.

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