SA invests over $680 million into road work projects all over the region
Commuters all over South Australia can now experience better travel as the Government invests more than $680 million for over 1500km of road work.
The road projects started this year and are funded by the Australian and South Australian Governments, supporting about 2,500 jobs.
The series of road works across the State includes road resurfacing and road maintenance. There will also be work done to major areas such as the South Eastern Freeway, which will have it’s first major resurfacing in 20 years.
The following road intersections are currently being upgraded:
- Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Roads Intersection
- Magill, Portrush Roads Intersection
- Main North Road and Nottage Terrace Intersection
- Main North Road, Kings Road and McIntyre Road Intersection
Meanwhile, the following areas are beginning their upgrades:
- Grand Junction, Hampstead and Briens Road Intersection
- Stuart Highway
- Eyre Highway
- Barrier Highway
- Princes Highway
- Horrocks Highway
“There has been a significant amount of work started this year as we’ve got on with the job of improving South Australian roads, while also supporting thousands of jobs,” Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said.
“Other works we’ve seen get started over the past five months include projects in both regional and metropolitan areas, to ensure that road users throughout the entire state can benefit from our investment.”
Senator for South Australia and Minister for Finance Simon Birmingham said the improvements in road quality and safety in South Australia is causing an infrastructure boom, increasing economic recovery and supporting thousands of local jobs
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said the $680 million worth of road works will support over 2,500 full-time jobs for South Australians.
“We are forging ahead with road projects to ensure our economic recovery out of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure South Australians benefit from this work for decades to come,” Premier Marshall said.
Member for Sturt James Stevens said that the road upgrades will ensure a safe journey for South Australians while aiding the State’s recovery from the pandemic.