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SA Budget provides boost for road construction, safety and maintenance

The South Australian Government has handed down its 2024-25 State Budget, which highlights significant investment with a specific focus on improving the safety, capacity and longevity of the State’s road and transport network.

The South Australian Government has handed down its 2024-25 State Budget, which highlights significant investment with a specific focus on improving the safety, capacity and longevity of the State’s road and transport network.

Amongst the largest investments is $15.4 billion for the North-South corridor – River Torrens to Darlington Project, including $7 billion up to 2027-28. Major works are expected to be completed in 2031, with the tender process for a head contractor on track to be awarded in the third quarter of 2024, with works set to commence next year.

Project highlights in terms of funding include $200 million over three years for the South Eastern Freeway upgrade, $150 million over four years to upgrade two interchanges with the South Eastern Freeway at Mount Barker and Verdun and $31.8 million over three years for the construction of three overtaking lanes on Main South Road.


 

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Other noteworthy investment that have been highlighted include $20 million over four years towards planning for transport network improvements to support the Riverland region, $10.8 million over five years to commence operations of the Port Dock railway line and $10 million over three years towards planning for transport network improvements to support Adelaide’s northern growth areas.

The State Budget has outlined a further $80.1 million for road safety, which includes projects to reduce the speed limit around typically high risk areas. This includes $38.7 million over four years for the purchase, implementation and ongoing operation and maintenance of additional road safety cameras and $35 million over three years to deliver additional road safety maintenance for regional and metropolitan roads.

To view the full breakdown of the 2024-25 South Australian State Budget, click here.

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