Anti-throw screens on T2T
The Marshall Government has announced anti-throw screens will be installed on all five shared use bridges along the Torrens to Torrens (T2T) motorway to help keep motorists safe.
The anti-throw screens will cost $3.8 million, with construction expected to be completed before the end of 2019.
“The Marshall Government’s responsibility and priority is keeping South Australians safe,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“That’s why we are investing $3.8 million to install anti-throw screens on all shared used bridges along the T2T motorway.
“While there isn’t an immediate problem in this area, we are taking action to prevent a potential future problem like we’ve seen along the Southern Expressway.
“Once again, the new State Government is picking up the slack left by the previous Labor government.
“The previous Labor government failed to ensure anti-throw screens were included in the original design for the T2T Project.
“Labor failed to do the work and learnt nothing from the long-standing rock throwing issues along the Southern Expressway.
“The Marshall Government had to invest $15 million to install throw screens, upgrade CCTV and cover loose rocks with mesh to get on top of the rock throwing problem in that area.
“We will continue to do what is right and necessary to keep South Australians safe on our roads.
“Unfortunately, there will always be the people out there who do the wrong thing, however we’re taking the appropriate infrastructure measures to deter and prevent those wrong doers as much as possible.”
Installation works are planned to be undertaken at night with the lowered motorway operating at all times, under lane and speed restrictions as required.