Road safety projects have been given $100 million in the South Australian State Budget. With an additional $168 million committed by the Federal Government, South Australia now has a pipeline of $268 million for road safety maintenance and upgrade works.
Projects as part of the state’s $100 million allocation include maintenance works on metropolitan roads such as Port Road ($9 million), Fullarton Road ($6 million), Marion Road ($5.5 million), Greenhill Road and Anzac Highway ($3.5 million).
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said the Marshall Government was committed to building what matters for South Australians – and some of these projects will start within weeks.
“We have a series of high priority roads we want to start work on as soon as possible to bust congestion and deliver safety benefits for South Australian motorists,” Wingard said.
“The Marshall Government is focused on getting people from A to B faster so they can spend less time sitting in traffic and more time with their families doing what they love.”
This is in addition to an additional $59.5 million in road safety stimulus funding announced in June, which included:
- $10 million for Audio Tactile Line Marking along key regional road corridors;
- $10 million for installation of road-side barrier systems;
- $10 million for sealing council roads approaching sealed rural arterial roads;
- $8.5 million to improve road lighting along key regional roads and rural intersections;
- $6 million for road safety improvements on Long Valley Road, between Mt Barker and Strathalbyn;
- $5 million for shoulder sealing works along key regional roads;
- $5 million to install new median wire treatments along the Dukes Highway;
- $4 million for installation of activated safety signage on the South Eastern Freeway; and
- $1 million for installation of variable speed limit signs around key safety blackspots Anzac Highway – Marion Road to Morphett Road ($3.5 million)
The new funding is proposed to be spent within the next two years.