Temporary Road Closure for New Floodway
Port Pirie Regional Council has allocated funds in its 2020/21 Capital Works budget to replace an overflow structure located at Butlers Bridge on Old Broughton Road, Wandearah with a new floodway.
The existing bridge and culvert structure has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. We will be replacing the overflow channel for the Broughton River where it crosses Old Broughton Road with a new floodway to reduce the risk of blockages in times of flooding, while still maintaining a vehicle crossing point.
Council has received the necessary permit to proceed with these works and will be commencing on Monday 17 August 2020.
Works will take approximately 6 – 7 weeks to complete. During this time, Old Broughton Road between Exchange Road and River Road will be closed to through traffic and all vehicles will be detoured via the Spencer Highway.
Work zone traffic management signage will be in place during the works directing traffic and advance warning signs have been installed informing motorists of the upcoming works.