Getting permission to carry out roadworks
An application must be made in writing to the Traffic Management Centre before any roadworks on major arterial roads in South Australia start.
How to apply to do roadworks
1 . Complete application form
Request a permit online using DPTI's Roadworks Portal.
To request access to the portal, or for further information, please contact the Traffic Management Centre on 1800 018313 or email DPTI.email@example.com.
2. Meet the standards
Conform to roadwork standards.
Works including trenching, boring and road or lane closures (including those for events) must conform to excavation and reinstatement of road pavement standards and traffic control devices for works on roads requirements.
Why the road works must be monitored
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure monitors all roadworks that may infringe on or reduce traffic flow to:
- ensure the road is not damaged
- coordinate traffic flow
- provide a conduit between the road users and contractors undertaking works
- provide a central point of contact for emergency call outs, damage claims and public enquiries.
Locating underground road traffic cables
Before you dig around traffic signals or road lights you should check there are no underground electrical cables nearby.
Telephone the Traffic Management Centre 1800 018 313 (free call 24 hours).
Please take care when digging - damaging electrical cables can be dangerous for workers and costly to repair.