Nine metropolitan blackspots in Adelaide will be upgraded as part of the South Australian Government’s recent $22 million investment in road safety infrastructure improvements across the city.
The program will fund the installation of traffic signals, roundabouts and intersection upgrades.
“In 2017 we saw 101 fatalities on South Australian roads. The State Government remains focussed on reducing deaths and injuries on our roads, and our investment in infrastructure plays a critical role in achieving these goals,” said South Australian Road Safety Minister Chris Picton.
“33% of fatal crashes on metropolitan roads were at intersections, and through constant analysis of road crash statistics we are able to identify the priority locations for upgrade works.”
New traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, Para Hills, and Main North Road, Dalkeith Road and Smith Road, Kudla with the objective of improving safety for all road users.
A new roundabout at the intersection of Yorktown Road and Blair Park Drive, Craigmore, will improve safety for families attending Craigmore South Primary School and Hope Christian College as well as improving safety for all other road users at this location.
Local Councils, in partnership with the State Government, will contribute approximately $400,000 in total across three black spots projects at the Morphett Street and Gouger Street intersection in Adelaide, Harvey Road and Ridley Road intersection in Craigmore, and the intersection of Morphett Road and Stonehouse Avenue in Camden Park.