THE Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council has had to take back possession of the site for the Tulka s-bend roadworks because of “an inability to resolve contractual issues” with contractor McMahon Services.
The roadwork, which started in February last year and included sealing the shoulders of the road and installing a safety barrier, was originally expected to take about eight weeks but was called off due to wet weather.
Work was meant to restart in October but never did.
The council is now in the process of repairing the road surface and reinstating traffic management signage.
The council’s website says that due to “protracted negotiations” and the time of year, any further work on the site other than maintaining the road surface would be unlikely until late January or early February.
The council will work with the funding agencies (the Motor Accident Commission and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure) to finish the project as soon as possible this year.