SIMEC Mining is informing the Whyalla and Iron Knob communities of increased trucking activity along Playford Avenue and the Iron Knob Road over the coming weeks.
Ballast and gravel material are being transported as part of a oneoff campaign to support project activities at the South Middleback Ranges (SMR) operations.
Eight trucks will operate in a dayshift circuit Monday to Friday, commencing Monday 24 February.
Four trucks will be transporting ballast, with up to eight truck movements per day from Iron Knob to SMR via the Iron Knob Road, Arthur Glennie Drive, Playford Avenue and the Lincoln Highway.
This campaign will last five days. Another four trucks will transport gravel, with up to 12 truck movements per day from Whyalla to SMR via Playford Avenue and the Lincoln Highway across a fiveweek campaign.
All road users are asked to use extra caution and vigilance when travelling along the above mentioned roads throughout this period.
As always, steps to minimise environmental and safety impacts have been taken, including:
- All loads being fully covered
- Transporting material with very low fugitivedust potential
- Trucks travelling in the righthand lane along Playford Avenue at no more than 40km/hr
- Avoiding travelling during the morning and afternoon school bus runs along the Iron Knob Road
- Ceasing hauling under poor weather conditions to minimise material dragout and potential safety issues
- Utilising an Environmental Management Plan and Fugitive Dust Ranking system
- Clearly numbering trucks to allow easy identification by members of the public in the event of any concerns
SIMEC Mining encourages anyone with any queries or concerns to contact its Community and
Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Denise Sharp, on 0447 039 358.