The federal and state government have released a $16.5 million package of works to improve regional road safety on the Limestone Coast in South Australia.
This package will include works to enable the safe reinstatement of the 110 kilometre speed limit on sections of Riddoch Highway, Carpenter Rocks Road and Clay Wells Road.
Works will also include roundabout upgrades, shoulder sealing, roadside hazard protection and delineation improvements.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said he was pleased to see the delivery of the Rural Roads Package gaining speed.
“This bumper package of works will target critical areas of the regional and rural South Australian road transport network, improving pavements, installing new overtaking lanes and upgrading key intersections,” said Mr. Pasin.
“Combined, these works will enhance liveability and connectivity between people and places, business and markets. They will also improve travel times, which is a great result for the community.”
The first roundabout at Riddoch Highway/ Lucindale Road/ Wimmera Highway. This will include the construction of a new roundabout, new stormwater drains, road lighting and line marking. The upgrades will improve access for heavy vehicles to both the Wimmera Highway and Lucindale Roads and improve safety for all road users.
Then a minor upgrade will be undertaken for the existing Smith Street/McRae Street roundabout in Naracoorte to improve heavy vehicle movements.
Road improvements begin with 55 kilometres of shoulder sealing on Clay Wells Road, between Southern Ports Highway and Callendale Road, including seven bridge barrier replacements.
4 kilometres of shoulder sealing on Frances Road is included, just south of Bordertown funded by the National Black Spot Program.
16 kilometres of shoulder sealing on Carpenter Rocks Road will also be completed, between Burrungule Road junction and Mount Gambier, with four kilometres of this work funded by the National Blackspot Program.
Works will also include new audio tactile line markings, replacement of guide posts, roadside hazard protection, and improved delineation on main roads in the area.