20 Feb 2017
The State Government is investing more than $3.2 million to improve safety on country roads, with works set to occur between February and April 2017.
Almost 50 kilometres of roads in the Mid North and the Barossa will be upgraded, including resealing 14 kilometres of Eden Valley Road between Angaston and Angas Valley Road intersection.
The $1.564m works will also involve the installation of approximately 230 metres of safety barrier at various locations to help protect motorists from roadside hazards and help to minimise the severity of accidents.
An additional $1.7 million will be spent resurfacing 30 kilometres of roads in the Mid North region, including around Auburn, Spalding, Jamestown and Hallett.
The State Government is spending more than half a billion dollars over four years on critical road maintenance and safety upgrades, with more than $341 million to be spent in regional areas.
This includes an extra $110 million over four years in the 2015-16 Budget for more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs, with more than $70 million going to regional areas.
Country roads account for too many casualties on our roads and while all road users are responsible for their own safety, projects such as these upgrades are important to help improve safety for all who use our 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 Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
Works to improve safety on various sections of roads in the Upper North Area, including more than 41km of surfacing works, will begin on Saturday, 16 March.
Surfacing works to improve safety on Goyder Highway between Burra and Morgan are set to commence next week.