Regional road

The South Australian Government has said over 1000km of regional roads will be fixed across the state’s 12,600km sealed regional road network, commencing in 2020-21.

The State Government made the announcement with the release of planning and design tenders for seven new overtaking lanes on the Riddoch Highway and Horrocks Highway.

Planned regional road safety treatments include:

  • 690km of shoulder sealing in 2019-20 and 2020-21 on key regional roads including:
    • Playford Highway
    • Lincoln Highway
    • Karoonda Highway
    • Goyder Highway
    • Wilkins Highway
    • Blyth Road (Lochiel – Clare)
  • 14 overtaking lanes:
    • Augusta Highway (x3)
    • Noarlunga-Victor Harbor (x1)
    • Long Valley Road (x1)
    • Lincoln Highway (x2)
    • Riddoch Highway (x3)
    • Horrocks Highway (x4)

Other road treatments including road widening, audible road tactile marking, road resealing and other regional road safety measures.

These regional road treatments are in addition to the existing road packages which include:

  • $270 million Roads of Strategic Importance initiatives for works on the Eyre Highway, other Eyre Peninsula roads, Sturt Highway and Barrier Highway;
  • $250 million to upgrade the Princes Highway
  • $55 million to fix the Horrocks Highway

These programs are likely to deliver additional significant lengths of shoulder sealing across several years, commencing in 2020-21.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll, said, “The Marshall Government is building better regional roads that will create jobs, improve road safety and help save lives on our country roads.”

“In our last State Budget we announced a record $1.115 billion for regional road and infrastructure upgrades and projects which we are now seeing come to fruition.

“In addition to our big regional road and infrastructure projects, we are fixing over 1000km of South Australia’s 12,600km sealed regional road network over the next few years which need it most.”

State government funding for other projects includes:

  • $250 million to upgrade the Princes Highway
  • $143 million for road upgrades, including additional overtaking lanes and shoulder sealing
  • $125 million for the Eyre Highway to upgrade South Australia’s section from Port Augusta to Perth – including $32 million to upgrade Eyre Peninsula Roads
  • $87.5 million to upgrade the Sturt Highway from Renmark to Gawler
  • $62.5 million to upgrade the Barrier Highway from Cockburn to Burra
  • $55 million Horrocks Highway Corridor Upgrade
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