10 Dec 2014
Upgrades to right-turn lanes will be made at several key intersections across metropolitan Adelaide.
The upgrades target locations identified through an assessment of right-turn crash history between 2009 and 2013. About half of serious casualty crashes that occur within the Adelaide metropolitan area occur at intersections.
The works will include extending the right-turn lanes on some approaches and controlling right-turns with traffic lights.
There is a potential to significantly reduce crashes at these locations that saw a combined 89 right-turn crashes, which resulted in 12 serious injuries and 77 minor injuries from 2009 to 2013.
The following intersections will be upgraded:
This project is funded by the Motor Accident Commission’s Road Safety Fund at a total investment of $2.4 million with an additional $400 000 provided as part of the State Government’s Responsive Road Safety Program.
MAC Board Chairman Mr Roger Cook AM said improvements to intersections were a key strategy of the State Road Safety Action Plan.
“Intersections do present a road safety risk to road users, particularly those carrying out right-turns,” Mr Cook said.
The works are expected to be completed in 2015, weather permitting.
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