05 Dec 2016
Nine rural black spots will be upgraded as part of a $10.4 million investment in rural road safety.
Rural road safety improvements for 2016/17 will include roadside hazard protection, shoulder sealing, the installation of safety barriers and intersection upgrades at a number of sites that have been identified as rural black sports.
Upgrades will take place along the Mount Compass to Goolwa Road, Mount Barker to Strathalbyn Road and on the Flinders Highway at Coontapoo.
The upgrades include shoulder sealing to reduce vehicle run-off-road casualty crashes and the installation of safety barriers to prevent crashes with roadside hazards.
The State Government in partnership with local councils will contribute more than $800,000 for black spot projects at Para Wirra Road, Williamstown, the Wright Road and RM Williams Drive intersection, Salisbury, and the Murray Bridge Road / Belvedere Road intersection, Mannum.
The rural road safety upgrades are part of the State Government’s commitment to reducing deaths and injuries on roads in South Australia.
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.