18 Apr 2017
For the first time this Easter, holidaymakers returning to Adelaide from the Yorke Peninsula and Mid North were able to use real-time data to choose the quickest route home.
New travel time signs are being installed at two locations to compare times to Two Wells via the Port Wakefield Township (A1) or via the Alternate Route (ALT 1) through Balaklava and Mallala.
The signs aim to help drivers avoid delays and are similar to those in operation across the metropolitan road network, using the Government’s state-of-the-art Bluetooth receivers to give motorists real-time updates on travel times between different locations.
One of the signs has been installed at the Paskeville Field Days site next to the Copper Coast Highway, just before the Ninnes Road turnoff to Lochiel.
The other is installed next to Highway 1 south of Lochiel, just before the Nantawarra Road turn-off to Balaklava.
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 upgrade the intersection of Cross Road, Duthy Street and Harrow Terrace, Kingswood will occur this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 April.
New traffic lights and more right-hand turn lanes will be added to the junction of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, in Para Hills, as part of a $7.23 million safety upgrade set to commence on Sunday.