Published 9th May 2024
New traffic management Waterport Road

Local Council owned road closure are listed below and State Road closures can be found via the following link to the State Government's Traffic SA website.

Flagstaff Hill Road, Middleton

Private contractors will be performing patch works on Flagstaff Hill Road, Middleton as part of our annual road network maintenance. The works will take place on Tuesday 21 May 2024 from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm.

The contractors will have traffic controls in place, one lane will be closed at times, and speed restrictions will be in effect.

New Traffic Management for SA Water works on Waterport Road

In  response to community feedback, SA Water has introduced a revisted traffic management plan for its works on Waterport Road at Port Elliot.  This plan was scheduled to begin Thursday 9 May 2024 and  includes an earlier finish time to avoid the afternoon peak period.

SA Water has advised the following:

  • Works will take place Monday to Friday, 6.30 am – 2:30 pm
  • During this period, Waterport Road will be closed and a detour will be in place (detour route has not changed)
  • Traffic lights may be used along the detour to manage traffic
  • Traffic controllers will be stationed at Port Elliot Road and Tottenham Court Road to assist with queued traffic during the morning peak period and heavy vehicle movement as required.
  • Work will not occur on weekends or public holidays unless advised in advance.

SA Water and its contractors are upgrading infrastructure for the Port Elliot and surrounding areas to accommodate future growth and increased water demand and to improve the reliability of water supply to the region. These works involved the installation of a new 1.7km long water main along Waterport Road between Lincoln Road and Hill Street.

This is not a Council project. Works began in March and SA Water states that the project will take about five months to complete, depending on weather conditions and other technical constraints.

During construction, access will be provided for residents and businesses located in the construction area. For more information regarding this project, please contact SA Water on 1300 729 283. 

Traffic management map - SA Water
Waterport Road Detour Map - SA Water
Letter to residents - SA Water

Speed Limit Changes, Strathalbyn
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) has recently approved a request from Alexandrina Council to change speed limits along Dry Plains Road and Nine Mile Road at Strathalbyn. A review and community consultation on the speed limit changes were conducted in 2021 with DIT approached in 2022. DIT has approved the following:

  • An extension of the existing 50km/h speed limit along Dry Plains Road past the new SA Ambulance Service building.
  • 70 km/h to replace 80 km/h speed limit on Forrest Road.
  • 70 km/h to replace 100 km/h speed limit on Riverside Road between Nine Mile Road and Dry Plains Road
  • 70 km/h to replace 80 km/h speed limit on Nine Mile Road and Dry Plains Road approx. 750m past Riverside Road.

Please view the changes on the Speed Zone Changes Map.

Long Valley Road, Strathalbyn
1.5 kilometres north of Long Valley Cottages Road to south of Mine Flat Road. Works are expected to commence on 16 May 2023 and be completed in mid-2024, weather permitting. To read the April 2024 Works Notice Update and for further information, visit

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) has advised that in late March and early April its contractors will be removing some vegetation near their works on the overtaking lane 2 on Long Valley Road opposite the windmill at 1146 Long Valley Road near Strathalbyn. The works will allow for the installation of a crash barrier on the eastern side. DIT advised that it has approved removal of the trees on the understanding that they are amenity planted and will be able to be offset via the project’s on ground landscaping.  The landscaping will be carried out during the wetter winter months. Long Valley Road is a DIT road and the overtaking lanes are a DIT project.

Ocean Road, Hayborough - Speed Limit Change
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) has approved a request from the City of Victor Harbor to reduce the speed limit on Ocean Road at Hayborough from 60km/h to 50km/h. The City of Victor Harbor will be updating signage in March/April 2024. All enquiries regarding this speed limit change should be directed to the City of Victor Harbor via email or phone 8551 0500.  DIT enquiries should be directed via email to DIT. or phone 1300 872 667.

Event Road Closures and Speed Restrictions

Bridges / Pedestrians Paths:

Hutchinson Street pedestrian access to Goolwa Oval Recreation Precinct
The Hutchinson Street pedestrian access to the Goolwa Oval Recreation Precinct will be restricted due to landscape construction works. There will be no safe access to the southern corridor of the Precinct until early 2024. During this period, the recommended alternative is to use Wildman Street footpath from Hutchinson Street. For further information, visit the Goolwa Oval Recreation Precinct project page.

Currency Creek Viaduct Bridge
The walking track will be closed until further notice.