Over 300 kilometres of country roads are being upgraded as the Marshall Government continues to support local construction jobs and improve road safety.
Planning and construction works are progressing on a number of key regional highways, with constructions works underway or soon to begin on projects, including;
- $22 million package of works on the Ngarkat Highway which includes approximately 100 kilometres of shoulder sealing between Pinnaroo and Bordertown, approximately 11 kilometres of pavement rehabilitation works, new line marking, replacement of guide posts and the installation of approximately 2 kilometres of safety barrier;
- Package of works on the Lincoln Highway which includes 16 kilometres of shoulder sealing on sections including 15 kilometres north of Cowell to Lucky Bay Road and from Cowell to the Birdseye Highway;
- $15 million package on the Browns Well Highway which includes approximately 100 kilometres of shoulder sealing between Loxton and Pinnaroo, approximately 7 kilometres of pavement rehabilitation works, new line marking, replacement of guide posts and the installation of approximately 10 kilometres of safety barrier;
- $6.5 million package of works on Cleve Road which includes 67 kilometres of shoulder sealing between Kimba and Cleve, and also include new line marking, replacement of guide posts and the installation of audio tactile line marking;
- $8.5 million package of works on the Sturt Highway to resurface 5 kilometre section of Sturt Highway;
- $7.8 million package of works on the South Eastern Freeway to resurface and upgrade 11.6 km of Highway near Mount Barker;
- $14 million for construction of road access upgrades for the new Thomas Foods International meat processing facility.
“We are getting these regional projects out the door as quickly as possible to help keep more South Australians in a job and make our country roads safer,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“Over the next four years we are upgrading over 1,000 kilometres of country roads to improve safety and help save lives.
“A significant portion of these works are now underway and progressing though to construction which will help support more local jobs during this global pandemic that’s hurting economies around the world.
“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.
“This record level of infrastructure investment in South Australia will give local businesses confidence in the sector so they can create more jobs.”