02 Feb 2015
An upgrade is set to start on a key rural arterial road near Clare to improve safety around the entrance to the local aerodrome.
A 150-metre strip of RM Williams Way is being widened to make it easier for vehicles travelling north to pass stationery vehicles preparing to enter the Clare Valley Aerodrome.
The Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said creating extra space would reduce the risk of a rear-end crashes.
“We are responding to the concerns of the local community which were raised with the government by the local member, Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock,” Mr Mullighan said.
"This project will make journeys safer for local residents, heavy vehicle drivers, tourists and anyone who travels through this part of the Clare Valley.
“The government’s $140,000 commitment honours an agreement we made with Mr Brock.”
He said the works form part of the State Government’s Responsive Road Safety Program.
Mr Brock said he was pleased to see the works going ahead.
“Fixing this section of RM Williams Way will bring peace of mind to the thousands of motorists and other road users who travel through this area every week," Mr Brock said.
“This rural road is a key local connector between towns such as Clare, Spalding and Jamestown, as well as being a tourism gateway to the Southern Flinders Ranges.”
Workers are expected to be on-site seven days a week from 7.00am to 5.00pm from February 3 and the project should be finished by the end of the month, weather permitting.
The road will be restricted to one lane during this time and a 25kmh speed limit will apply.
People wanting more information can contact email@example.com or call 8648 5211 for more information.
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