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Upcoming Road Closure

5th May 2020
Lipson Ungarra Road



The District Council of Tumby Bay advises that the Lipson Ungarra Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic to allow bridge upgrade works on the Bratten Bridge, between the Carrs Road and Liddicoats Road intersections.

The closure will be from 18th May for a duration of approximately 10 weeks.

The closure is required to allow works to strengthen the bridge so that it can safely accommodate higher productivity vehicles carrying heavier loads than the bridge was designed to withstand.

Cars and Light Vehicles

Detours for cars and other light vehicles will be in place and clearly signed for the duration of works. These detours will use the Council unsealed road network, and road users are reminded that unsealed surfaces are subject to change and are advised to slow down and drive according to the road conditions. The detour routes will take longer to travel so please allow additional time to be able to make the journey safely.

Light vehicles travelling from Lipson towards Ungarra will be detoured at Butler Road on the outskirts of Lipson township, onto Carrs Road, Butler Centre Road and Liddicoats Road to rejoin the Lipson Ungarra Road north of the worksite. Barriers to prevent access beyond the Butler Road intersection will be in place and only local traffic requiring access to Baillie Road, Secret Rocks Road or properties accessed from the Lipson Ungarra Road south of the Bratten Bridge may proceed past this point.

Light vehicles travelling from Ungarra towards Lipson will be detoured at Liddicoats Road, onto Butler Centre Road to join the Lincoln Highway approximately 4km north of the Lipson Ungarra Road intersection. Barriers to prevent access beyond the Liddicoats Road intersection will be in place and only local traffic requiring access to properties from the Lipson Ungarra Road north of the Bratten Bridge may proceed past this point.

Heavy and Restricted Access Vehicles

Heavy vehicles (including those carrying commodities, general freight or over-dimensional loads) approved to use the Lipson Ungarra Road are required to follow the signed Heavy Vehicle Detour Route via Lincoln Highway and East Dog Fence Road. These vehicles should not enter the Lipson Ungarra Road from either end. Movements off the signed detour route may require additional permit application to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. If you have any queries in relation to movement of your specific freight task please contact Council’s Road Manager on 0427 882 074.

The Council understands that this work will disrupt normal personal and business travel for some ratepayers and the appointed contractor will be working as quickly as is safely possible to complete the works and reopen the road to traffic. We thank you for your understanding and patience while this important upgrade work is undertaken.