05 Dec 2016
Nine rural black spots will be upgraded as part of a $10.4 million investment in rural road safety.
Rural road safety improvements for 2016/17 will include roadside hazard protection, shoulder sealing, the installation of safety barriers and intersection upgrades at a number of sites that have been identified as rural black sports.
Upgrades will take place along the Mount Compass to Goolwa Road, Mount Barker to Strathalbyn Road and on the Flinders Highway at Coontapoo.
The upgrades include shoulder sealing to reduce vehicle run-off-road casualty crashes and the installation of safety barriers to prevent crashes with roadside hazards.
The State Government in partnership with local councils will contribute more than $800,000 for black spot projects at Para Wirra Road, Williamstown, the Wright Road and RM Williams Drive intersection, Salisbury, and the Murray Bridge Road / Belvedere Road intersection, Mannum.
The rural road safety upgrades are part of the State Government’s commitment to reducing deaths and injuries on roads in South Australia.
The South Australian Government is committed to the introduction of a heavy vehicle inspection scheme to identify, monitor and mitigate un-roadworthiness of heavy vehicles on South Australian roads.
As part of Operation Moving Traffic, extended clearways will be installed on Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton Road and Main North Road to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion during the morning and afternoon peak periods.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be improving safety and traffic flow on Montague Road at the Port Wakefield Road intersection with Churchill Road North at Cavan.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will commence night works on Sunday, 18 March 2018, to upgrade the intersection of Anzac Highway, Brighton Road and Tapleys Hill Road.