First $6M road maintenance project in SA 2020/21 Budget begins

Resurfacing works are now underway on the $6 million Fullarton Road upgrade to create a smoother ride for road users.

This is the first project to get underway in the State Government’s $100 million road maintenance package which is part of the Budget for 2020-21.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said while road maintenance might not be sexy, it’s a welcome sugar hit for the construction industry with the creation of jobs right now.

“This is another part of our plan to keep South Australia safe and strong, by creating jobs, backing business and building what matters,” Wingard said.

“We have a series of high priority roads we’re addressing to bust congestion and deliver safety benefits for South Australian motorists.”

The first stage of resurfacing works is worth around $850,000 for the section of Fullarton Road between Glen Osmond Road and Wattle Street.

Major works are expected to be complete in early December 2020, weather permitting. Then line-marking and other ancillary works will take place during December.

In the recent State Budget, $100 million was allocated for road safety projects, part of which will unlock an additional $168 million from the Federal Government’s $2 billion for shovel-ready small scale safety projects announced in the recent Federal Budget.

Projects as part of the state’s $100 million allocation include maintenance works on metropolitan roads such as Port Road, Fullarton Road, Marion Road, Greenhill Road and Anzac Highway.

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