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Milestone for Victor Harbor Road project

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New southbound lanes of Victor Harbor Road are now open, a milestone for the Victor Harbor Road duplication project.

Traffic switched to the new lanes on February 28 and will remain in place until late 2023, enabling construction of the new northbound carriageway.

$685 million has been committed by Federal and South Australian governments to fund the Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication (Fleurieu Connections) projects, with the Australian Government committing $221.6 million.


 

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Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the project will open opportunities for businesses and communities.

“These duplication projects will result in safer and faster journeys for motorists, support local business, provide a vital boost for local tourism and support hundreds of jobs each year during construction,” she said.

The Victor Harbor Road project involves duplicating about four kilometres between Main South Road, Old Noarlunga and Main Road, in McLaren Vale. A new four-way, two-lane roundabout at Robinson Road and the realignment of Quarry Road are also planned.

The upgrade is expected to improve road safety and traffic flow and increase capacity.

Ten per cent of the asphalt on the new section is made up of recycled wine bottles from nearby McLaren Vale. This is the equivalent of 459 wine bottles in every tonne of base layer recycled asphalt and 115 bottles in every tonne of top layer.

The glass was collected from yellow waste bins and local councils in the region. The crushed glass was supplied by a local recycling business in Seaford Heights.

In addition to the recycled glass, the top asphalt layer also contains a minimum ten per cent recycled asphalt, and the base layer contains at least 30 per cent.

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