South Australia supports $26.6M in road upgrades near schools

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Roads surrounding two new suburban schools will receive $26.5 million in safety upgrades aimed at pedestrians and motorists.

These road improvements will support the construction of the new Riverbanks College B-12 in Angle Vale ($17.1 million) and Aldinga Payinthi College in Aldinga ($9.4 million).

Both schools are set to open in Term 1 2022.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said the government will deliver ancillary upgrades near the schools creating approximately 130 full time equivalent jobs during the works, 85 at Angle Vale and 45 at Aldinga.

“We are already seeing great progress being made on the construction of the new Riverbanks College B-12 in Angle Vale and Aldinga Payinthi College in Aldinga, and we will be delivering the road infrastructure upgrades that are necessary to support these schools and their students,” Wingard said.

“These include a commitment to upgrade the existing junctions on Angle Vale Road, with Riverbanks and Frisby roads to signalised staggered T-junctions, and a commitment to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Quinliven, How and Bowering Hill roads in Aldinga.”

Upgrades will improve safety and also encourage active travel to and from the schools. As part of the works shared use paths will be constructed and pedestrian facilities upgraded.

Works on both upgrades are expected to commence mid-2021, with all works expected to be completed by late 2021, weather permitting.

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