300-km of country roads being upgraded in South Australia

Over 300 kilometres of country roads are being upgraded as the South Australian Government supports local construction jobs to improve road safety.

Planning and construction works are progressing on regional highways with construction works underway or soon to begin on projects.

Regional road projects in South Australia include;

  • $22 million package of works on the Ngarkat Highway with 100 kilometres of shoulder sealing between Pinnaroo and Bordertown and other rehabilitation and safety works.
  • Package of works on the Lincoln Highway including 16 kilometres of shoulder sealing.
  • $15 million package on the Browns Well Highway with around 100 kilometres of shoulder sealing and another 7 kilometres of rehabilitation and safety works.
  • $6.5 million package of works on Cleve Road with 67 kilometres of shoulder sealing and safety upgrades.
  • $8.5 million package of works on the Sturt Highway to resurface 5 kilometres of the road.
  • $7.8 million package of works on the South Eastern Freeway to resurface 11.6 kilometres of the road.
  • $14 million for construction of road access upgrades for the new Thomas Foods International meat processing facility.

 

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the government is getting these regional projects running as quickly as possible to keep more people in jobs and make country roads safer. 

“Over the next four years we are upgrading over 1,000 kilometres of country roads to improve safety and help save lives,” Mr. Knoll said.

“While we are dealing with the immediate impacts on jobs and the economy COVID19 is having, we are also ensuring we have a record $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works to underpin jobs in the coming years.”

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