The state government has announced plans to repair over 1000 kilometres of regional roads across South Australia.
Plans for the road treatments will take place over the next few years, alongside the government announcing planning and design tenders for seven new overtaking lanes on the Riddoch Highway and Horrock Highway.
In the next two years to 2021, 690 kilometres of upgrades are planned on key regional roads including:
- Playford Highway
- Lincoln Highway
- Karoonda Highway
- Goyder Highway
- Wilkins Highway
- Blyth Road (Lochiel – Clare)
There are also plans to build 14 overtaking lanes on:
- Augusta Highway (x3)
- Noarlunga-Victor Harbor (x1)
- Long Valley Road (x1)
- Lincoln Highway (x2)
- Riddoch Highway (x3)
- Horrocks Highway (x4)
Other treatments will include road widening, audible road tactile marking, road resealing and other safety measures.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said in the last State Budget we announced a record $1.115 billion for regional road and infrastructure upgrades and projects.
“In addition to our big regional road and infrastructure projects, we are fixing over 1,000 km of South Australia’s 12,600 km sealed regional road network over the next few years which need it most.”
Other road and infrastructure projects currently funded in South Australia include:
- $250 million to upgrade the Princes Highway;
- $143 million for road upgrades, including additional overtaking lanes and shoulder sealing;
- $125 million for the Eyre Highway to upgrade South Australia’s section from Port Augusta to Perth – including $32 million to upgrade Eyre Peninsula Roads;
- $87.5 million to upgrade the Sturt Highway from Renmark to Gawler;
- $62.5 million to upgrade the Barrier Highway from Cockburn to Burra;
- $55 million Horrocks Highway Corridor Upgrade.