Two major projects kick off $1B construction boom for South Australia

This month works will begin on more than $1 billion worth of infrastructure projects scheduled for the next six months in South Australia.

These projects are set to support more than 1300 jobs.

Major construction is beginning on the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication and the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project this week.

Shoulder sealing works are also set to begin next month on the Tod and Birdseye Highways.

In metropolitan Adelaide, major construction works will start by the end of the year on the upgrade of two major intersections, one at Goodwood, Daws and Springbank Roads and the other at Main North, Kings and McIntyre Roads.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said these important projects will support South Australia’s economy and deliver jobs at a time when our state needs it most.

“Getting major works started on infrastructure projects across South Australia will help keep the economy firing as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wingard said.

“Creating jobs is critical to our economic recovery and we’re delivering around 1,315 over the next six months in road infrastructure projects alone.”

He says reducing congestion in the city will also help tens of thousands of motorists to save time on their commutes.

Other major works set to begin in the first three months of 2021 are:

  • Flagstaff Road Upgrade;
  • Womma Road and Stebonheath Road roundabout;
  • North East Road and South Para Road Junction Upgrade;
  • Dublin Saleyard Upgrade;
  • shoulder sealing on the Eyre Highway, Princes Highway, Glenelg River Road and Horrocks Highway;
  • the Granite Island Causeway Project;
  • Portrush Road and Magill Road Intersection Upgrade;
  • Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection Upgrade;
  • Main North Road and Nottage Terrace Intersection Upgrade.

 

A number of road safety projects have also been fast-tracked under the state government’s stimulus package including the installation of 1000 kilometres of audio tactile line marking on roads across the state.

A tender for this $10 million package of works is expected to be released next month.

A package of works to install safety barriers on 41 kilometres of regional roads will begin in January 2021 on the Goyder Highway, with further works including the South Eastern Freeway, Victor Harbor Road, Glenelg River Road and Riddoch Highway.

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