SA Government award $40 million contract for rural infrastructure

McConnel Dowell have been awarded a $40 million contract by the SA Government to improve road infrastructure across the state.

McConnel Dowell have been awarded a $40 million contract by the SA Government to improve road infrastructure across the state.

The projects include bridge, culvert, road widening and intersection upgrades across regional SA and will improve productivity and safety for thousands of motorists, according to the SA Government.

The State Government plans to invest $532 million on road maintenance and upgrades over the next four years.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said the investment will go a long way to improving safety and driving conditions.

“Investing in these upgrades will also have a big impact on productivity for primary producers and transport operators, which in turn benefits our regions and the economy more broadly,” he said.

“The State Labor Government is investing more than half a billion dollars in maintaining and upgrading our road network, with $341 million being spent in regional areas.”

“These upgrades and widening of bridges will make travel a whole lot easier, especially for the many trucks travelling on our Riverland roads,” said Labor Candidate for Chaffey Sim Singh-Malhi.

Construction will commence later this year and is expected to be completed in mid-2019, weather permitting.

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