Construction of concrete floodways in Parachilna Gorge, Flinders Ranges

Two new concrete floodways will improve storm water drainage in the Snake Bend area in Parachilna Gorge, Flinders Ranges.

 

The installation of the two new concrete floodways and additional work to strengthen roadsides will reduce storm water damage in Snake Bend, Parachilna Gorge during rain events.

 

This will then also reduce the inconvenience experienced by motorists during flooding and rain related road closures.

 

The works are expected to begin next Tuesday, 21 February and completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

 

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that Parachilna Gorge will be closed to all traffic between Blinman and the Angorichina Tourist Village with a detour via Glass Gorge.

 

Access to Angorichina Tourist Village will remain open at all times.

 

It is anticipated that one floodway will be completed prior to Easter, allowing Parachilna Gorge to be reopened to traffic for the Easter and School holiday period. The Parachilna Gorge road closure and detour via Glass Gorge will then be in operation again following the school holidays from Monday, 16 April.

 

The works ($350,000) are funded by the State Government’s Flood Damage to Roads Program.

 

DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while this important upgrade is carried out. 

 

For community and road user enquiries email dpti.northern&westernregion@sa.gov.au or call

8648 5211.