20 Feb 2017
The State Government is investing more than $3.2 million to improve safety on country roads, with works set to occur between February and April 2017.
Almost 50 kilometres of roads in the Mid North and the Barossa will be upgraded, including resealing 14 kilometres of Eden Valley Road between Angaston and Angas Valley Road intersection.
The $1.564m works will also involve the installation of approximately 230 metres of safety barrier at various locations to help protect motorists from roadside hazards and help to minimise the severity of accidents.
An additional $1.7 million will be spent resurfacing 30 kilometres of roads in the Mid North region, including around Auburn, Spalding, Jamestown and Hallett.
The State Government is spending more than half a billion dollars over four years on critical road maintenance and safety upgrades, with more than $341 million to be spent in regional areas.
This includes an extra $110 million over four years in the 2015-16 Budget for more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs, with more than $70 million going to regional areas.
Country roads account for too many casualties on our roads and while all road users are responsible for their own safety, projects such as these upgrades are important to help improve safety for all who use our roads.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
The South Australian Registrar of Motor Vehicles will refuse the registration of light vehicles fitted with defective Takata ‘Alpha’ type airbag inflators from 1 November 2018 until they are rectified to ensure the safety of all road users.
The lowered motorway constructed as part of the $801 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project Torrens will be opened to traffic on Saturday 29 September.
Preliminary works for the upgrade of the Main North Road intersection with Dalkeith Road and Smith Road are currently underway, with Telstra early works to commence from Wednesday 5 September.