20 Oct 2015
More than $3.9 million has been invested in regional road safety improvements in the past year.
Among the projects completed were a $2 million upgrade of the Bute to Kulpara and Laura to Gladstone roads.
These works form part of a broader $12.8 million State Government commitment to upgrade the entire 9 kilometre section between Laura and Gladstone, and the 20 kilometre section between Bute and Kulpara, over three years.
Safety has also been improved with $112,000 for right turn access to the Clare Valley Aerodrome on the Spalding Road and $1.1 million of shoulder sealing has been completed on the Port Pirie to Port Broughton Road.
Lighting upgrades to three Augusta Highway junctions at Condowie Plain Road, Adelaide Road in Snowtown, and Ellis Road in Redhill were completed for $517,000.
The State Government is investing $513 million in road safety and maintenance works over the next four years and $322 million of that money will be spent in regional areas.
Three teams have been awarded the D3 Digital Challenge Launch Pad Award – a $15,000 grant to turn their idea into a prototype to encourage kids to travel actively and safely to and from school.
National Safe Work Australia Week is almost over, however our focus on safety in the workplace continues as we look at more than just physical safety, but also mental health and wellbeing.
Sections of seven roads in the Riverland, Murray Mallee and Murray Bridge will be resealed improving safety and extending the life of each road.
The second stage of a $9 million upgrade of a major rural road connecting the upper Yorke Peninsula towns of Bute and Kulpara will begin in March.