$5 million towards road safety improvements

13 Oct 2015

A Koala crossing, new guardrail, rumble strips and roadside hazard removal are just a few of the road safety initiatives funded by the 2015/2016 Responsive Road Safety Program.

$5.4 million will be invested for infrastructure upgrades, junction improvements and other general developments for pedestrians and vulnerable road users.

A Koala crossing will be installed near Cedar College on Fosters Road in Northgate. An investment of $100,000 will see a large safety benefit for the students who cross this road.

A 25k/h speed limit will also apply when the crossing’s lights are activated, meaning that there will be a much safer environment at this location.

A further $210,000 will be invested in the Way2Go program, which helps educate primary school students about safe travel to and from schools.

Another $1.1 million dollars will be used to relocate stobie polls and remove roadside hazards from various metropolitan locations.

The funding provided by Responsive Road Safety Program aims to achieve the highest road safety benefit for the community.

For example, investing money to install guardrails or to remove roadside hazards helps reduce the chance of casualty crashes occurring.

There is another strong regional focus with this program, with more than half of the approved works targeting improvements in rural South Australia.

For the first time, this program will dedicate more than $1.6 million to address issues found in the investigation report of a fatal or casualty crash.

This includes upgrading the intersection of Princess Highway and Main Road in Hatherleigh. $145,000 will be invested to upgrade existing traffic controls, improve the intersection layout, install rumble strips, improve signage and remove roadside hazards.

Another $940,000 will be invested on cycling projects and $400,000 on motorcycle safety.

2015-2016 Responsive Road Safety Program

Selected new projects 


South Australian Government Funding

Local Government Area

Way2Go Program



Stobie pole relocation – roadside hazard removal



Vehicle activated sign on Cudlee Creek Road (trial)



State Bicycle Fund



Cycling projects arterial roads



Motorcycle Safety Improvements (Adelaide Hills – targeted roads)


Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Entertainment Centre Precinct variable speed limit trial


Charles Sturt

Koala Crossing – Fosters Road


Port Adelaide Enfield

Pedestrian Refuge – Murray Street, Gawler


City of Gawler

Detector loops at pedestrian crossing – Brighton Road


Holdfast Bay

Casualty crash location 


South Australian Government Funding

Local Government Area

Port Wakefield - Yorketown Road, south of Pine Point


Yorke Peninsula

Horrocks Highway


Mount Remarkable

Moorlands - Pinnaroo Road


Southern Mallee

Palmer - Murray Bridge Road


Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge - Wellington Road, Woods Point


Murray Bridge

Callington - Goolwa Road, Strathalbyn



Guard fence Installation – Main North Road (various)


City of Gawler

Fatal Crash Location 


South Australian Government Funding

Local Government Area

Kapunda - Morgan Road



Minlaton - Warooka Road


Yorke Peninsula

Riddoch Highway



Intersection of Riddoch Highway / Spain Road, north of Mount Gambier



Princes Highway / Main Road, Hatherleigh


Wattle Range

McLaren Flat Road and Baker Gully Road



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