05 Dec 2016
Black spots will be upgraded as part of a program of road safety improvements across the Adelaide metropolitan area in 2016-17.
The $9.5 million program will fund treatments such as the installation of new traffic signals, intersection upgrades and safety barriers at priority locations across Adelaide.
North East Road/Nottage Terrace at Gilberton is among the intersections targeted for upgrade, with $2 million allocated to install an additional right turn lane on North East Road and right turn signals on Stephen Terrace and Nottage Terrace.
A new $1.2 million signalised intersection in Pasadena, at the intersection of Fiveash Drive and Day Drive, will improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.
A painted median scheme on Springbank Road, between Goodwood Road and Belair Road, will improve safety for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians while maintaining traffic flow.
Roads with a high motorcycle crash rate will also continue to be targeted for safety improvements to help reduce motorcycle rider deaths and injuries.
The road safety upgrades are part of the State Government’s commitment to reducing deaths and injuries on South Australian 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.