Eyre Highway Streetscape - Project Update

Wudinna District Council is investing $2.9 million in to a signifcant streetscape upgrade of the Eyre Highway in Wudinna. The construction component of the project will be completed by Adelaide-based commercial landscaping ang civil engineerng company, Outside Ideas and will be superintended by Bob Andrew Consulting.

As a corridor between the eastern states and Western Australia, the Eyre Highway brings great benefit to the District. Not only will the project create defined entrances to properties along the highway and assist with stormwater management, it also aims to increase the visual amenity to potentially attract users of the Highway to stop and explore the town. The project has been considered extensively by Elected Members, Council Staff and the broader community to ensure the best outcome for all.

The streetscape upgrade will occur along the southern side of the Eyre Highway between the 60km speed limit signs within township limits, a distance of approximately 2 kilometres. Works will include:
• Widening of the Eyre Highway by 1.0 metre to the South:
• Kerbing/spoon drains along the extent of the widening;
• 45 driveway crossovers – sealed with hotmix asphalt;
• 500 metres of service road;
• 34 shallow stormwater basins in the highway verge;
• Shared-use path (hotmix asphalt) – 600 metres in length;
• Pedestrian footpath (concrete) – 2 kilometres in length;
• Public lighting upgrade.

Trenching and associated works to prepare for undergrounding powerlines in front of the Australian Farmer Sculpture between Byrne Road and the Wudinna and Districts Telecentre will also occur during the project. The undergrounding works will be completed as part of the SA Government’s Powerline Environment Committee (PLEC) scheme.

Works are scheduled to commence in early July 2019 and be completed by mid-October 2019.

An abridged version of the detailed construction plans are avaliable for download - Construction Plans.

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296