As part of a package of works to improve the safety on 25kms of roads across South Australia, a section of Chandlers Hill Road in Happy Valley will be resurfaced.
Approximately 1.2km between Kenihans and Education roads will be resealed, with works now underway.
The $750,000 package also includes resealing at:
- Macclesfield Road between Wattle and Shadygrove roads, approx. 5.6km
- Mt Barker to Echunga Road between Wellington Road and Native Avenue, approx. 3.5km
- Cudlee Creek Road between Berri Hill Road and Main St, approx. 2.5km
- Angaston to Birdwood Road between Lower Elk and Fulwoods roads, approx. 2.9km
- Mt Pleasant to Tungkillo Road, south of Mt Pleasant, approx. 3.0km
Approximately 6.3km of shoulder widening will also be carried out on the Stott Highway between Angaston and Loxton.
The South Australian State Government is investing more than half-a-billion dollars on road maintenance and security over four years including an additional $110 million 2015-16 State Budget investment.
The $110 million investment will deliver more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Stephen Mullighan, said that resealing works such as these are vital for ensuring the long-term use of key arterial roads, as well as making them safer for everyone who uses them.
“Whether it is to commute, for school runs, to transport goods or for people heading out on weekends and at night, these important works cut the chances risk of crashes, make the journey smoother and lead to less wear and tear on vehicles.
“We are committed to continually improving and upgrading our arterial road network to keep traffic moving and focus on improving safety for all road users,” Mr Mullighan said.
Member for Fisher Nat Cook said, “This project is in addition to the recently completed resurfacing of about 6km of Black Road in Flagstaff Hill and both will significantly benefit the thousands of people who use these busy roads every day.
“These smaller resurfacing projects, together with the Government’s other bigger projects such as the Southern Expressway duplication and the upgrade of South Road at Darlington, are all about improving the quality of life for all of us who live the southern suburbs.”