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Victor Harbor Road Duplication

About the project

The Australian Government has announced $73.6 million funding for the duplication of Victor Harbor Road between Main South Road and McLaren Vale, linking to the McLaren Vale overpass.

In addition, the State Government announced its contribution of $18.4 million towards the project in the 2019-20 State Budget, taking the project funding to a total of $92 million.

The McLaren Vale region and outer southern suburbs have seen notable growth in recent years and caters to significant tourism activity primarily related to the iconic wine region and associated viticulture and agriculture industries.

Approximately 23,500 vehicles use the road each day, including 7% commercial vehicles. Traffic has grown by around 3.5% per annum since 2011, and between 2014 and 2018 (inclusive) there were 22 casualty crashes.

Traffic volumes and crash history between Main South Road and Main Road, McLaren Vale has reached a point where duplication of the road to dual carriage way is warranted to alleviate traffic delays and safety issues.

The duplication will:

  • improve travel times
  • improve safety
  • accommodate future growth
  • improve economic productivity.

Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of this upgrade and, as planning progresses, consultation will occur with land owners, businesses and residents to help inform the process.

What’s next?

Detailed planning and design work will be undertaken. Community and stakeholder engagement are an important part of the planning process and DPTI will continue to work with residents, land owners and business owners as the design is developed.

Further information

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