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Notification of works

Electrical infrastructure modifications at the junction of Russell Street, Main Road and Sheoak Roads, Belair.

September 2023 – June 2024

What we're doing

SA Power Networks will soon be starting work to contribute to the Department for Infrastructure and Transport’s Mitcham Hills Road Corridor Upgrade.

Construction includes undergrounding existing overhead powerlines, the removal of some Stobie poles and the installation of new poles and equipment in locations along Russell Street / Main Road / Sheoak Road junctions in Belair.

The design and locations have been approved by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, who will also oversee the installation of new energy-efficient LED lighting.

How this affects you

Work will commence in early September through to June 2024. Most work will be between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, with some work occurring overnight. Work will not occur every day during this period.

Night work has been scheduled from 7pm Tuesday 5 September finishing by 6am Wednesday 6 September.

We will have traffic safety measures in place to ensure the safety of our workers and the community. We plan to maintain access to businesses using road plates and stop/go traffic management. Speed restrictions and parking limitations will be in place in the vicinity of the works.

There may be intermittent restrictions to driveway access throughout. Our crews and traffic management team will work closely with those affected to minimise any inconvenience.

Some private electricity connections may need to be altered as part of the project. There is no cost to customers for this work, and we will let you know in advance if this affects you and your property.

Work hours and dates may vary due to weather conditions or unforeseen events outside of our control.

Power outages

Some customers will experience power outages during this work. If your property will be affected, we send SMS/emails to subscribed customers, typically two weeks before the planned outage. We send cards to those not subscribed however there may be delays with the postal service.

If you do not already receive free SMS/email updates about your power, you can sign up for outage alerts, or call us on 13 12 61 for assistance. You need the National Meter Identifier (NMI) from your electricity bill to subscribe.


There will be noise, dust and vibration associated with the work from excavation equipment and other heavy vehicles, however our crews will reduce disruption as much as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation during this essential work.

Further information

Russell Street / Main Road / Sheoak Road Junctions - Department for Infrastructure and Transport - South Australia (

If you have any questions about our work, please contact Kate in our customer communications team during business hours via phone (08) 7326 2924 or email,

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  • Postal address: GPO Box 77, Adelaide SA 5001