Charles Sturt maintains approximately 550 kilometres of roadway throughout the City. Our roads capital works program provides a regular program of localised repairs, street sweeping, resealing and reconstruction.
In addition there are approximately 100 kilometres of main roads including Port Road, Grange Road, Tapleys Hill Road, Henley Beach Road and others where the Department for Tranport, Energy & Infrastructure (DTEI) is responsible for maintenance and traffic control including signage and line markings.
When Charles Sturt plans to do a major project like road reconstruction, it is part of our policy to consult the surrounding residents and businesses to give them the opportunity to raise any concerns or suggestions they may have with the project. Our contractors will also do a mailbox drop just before the commencement of work to inform residents and businesses in the surrounding area that work will be starting.
To ensure that the road network is kept clean and the gutters clear of debris Charles Sturt has developed a comprehensive and efficient road sweeping program. The program aims to sweep every residential street a minimum of eight times a year and main roads once a week. During seasons with high leaf fall, roads affected will be swept on a weekly basis.
A street sweep will also be done if there has been contamination (eg oil, hazardous materials, garbage, etc) of a road or after a road accident. If you would like to report a road that may need sweeping, please contact the Customer Call Centre on 8408 1111.
The Charles Sturt street sign upgrade project consists of standardising and upgrading all Council street name signs, guide signs, posts and fittings to Australian Standards.
During the 2008/09 financial year Charles Sturt approved a four year plan to upgrade all street signs throughout the City. We have currently completed Allenby Gardens, Beverley, Findon, Fulham Gardens, Hindmarsh, Kidman Park, Welland, West Hindmarsh and Woodville South areas, with the project completion expected by June 2012.