22 Jun 2015
A section of Main South Road on the Fleurieu Peninsula will be one of the first projects to benefit from an extra $70 million for road maintenance in the 2015-2016 State Budget.
The SA Government said the project would involve road resurfacing and rehabilitation of about one kilometre of road between Myponga and Yankalilla.
This targeted upgrade to Main South Road will improve the safety and reliability of travel for road users travelling to and from the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
This funding is part of a $165 million road infrastructure stimulus package in this year’s State Budget to boost productivity, improve safety on regional and suburban roads, and support more than 400 construction jobs.
The $70 million budget for road maintenance over the forward estimates is on top of the more than $330 million already allocated to road maintenance projects over the same period.
The Main South Road project would complement other works in the region which were underway or recently completed, including:
The Fleurieu region has also benefited from the duplication of the Southern Expressway, which provides efficient and reliable access to the city.
The progressive upgrade of the North-South Corridor, particularly the $620 million Darlington project, will further enhance the efficiency and safety of freight movements to and from the Fleurieu Peninsula.
It will also support the growth of industry, including primary industry, and businesses across the southern region.
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