Motorists will now have a smoother and safer journey in and around Victor Harbor with the completion of the Torrens Street and Crozier Road roundabout.
The $2.3 million upgrade was a Marshall Liberal Government election commitment to improve road safety in Victor Harbor.
“We have worked with local Member David Basham to deliver on another key election commitment for the people of Victor Harbor that will improve road safety and help traffic flow,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“This new roundabout will improve safety for tourists and locals alike, and importantly it was built by local South Australians.
“Along with the construction of the roundabout, the works also included the modification of existing kerb and gutter and footpaths, installation of LED lighting, new road construction and resurfacing, pedestrian refuges, and line marking.
“This project forms part of our record $12.9 billion infrastructure pipeline that will support thousands of jobs and build better roads across South Australia.
“Importantly, we are fixing over 1,000 kilometres of regional roads to help save lives on our country roads and this project will improve safety for this notorious intersection.”
Member for Finniss David Basham said the upgrade will improve overall safety at the intersection, with 11 crashes recorded between 2013 and 2017, including four casualty and eight right angle crashes.
“This new roundabout was our largest election commitment for the Finniss electorate and it’s great to see it finished,” said Mr Basham.
“It will assist in addressing crashes and improving overall motorist and pedestrian safety, while also improving traffic flow at this busy intersection which experiences an average of about 23,000 vehicle movements each day.
“The project has also provided an economic boost for the region with local business Coastal Landscape and Fencing contracted in the build.”