Major works finished

The major road corridor between Adelaide and Melbourne has been upgraded

A six year program of upgrades in South Australia along the major route between Adelaide and Melbourne is now complete.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss says the works focused on improving road safety for this key part of the National Network.                             

"The programme involved a range of upgrades, which combine to make the road safer for motorists and those stopped by the side of the road," he says.

"Simple upgrades such as a five metre clear zone and audible ‘rumble-strip’ line markings for the length of the Dukes Highway make for significant road safety improvements on long-distance road trips like Adelaide to Melbourne.

"Works also included the installation of 91 kilometres of wide centrelines to create more space between oncoming traffic, and 86 kilometres of roadside safety barriers at higher risk locations."

South Australian Minister for Road Safety Tony Piccolo says further works along the South Eastern Freeway and Princes Highway have also been completed under the project.

"Works on the Princes Highway included shoulder widening and the installation of audible lane markings between Murray Bridge and Mt Barker," he says.

"Between Verdun and Glen Osmond, the upgrade has installed an advanced traffic management system, which utilises variable speed limits to adapt traffic speeds to the conditions.

 "We have also completed safety upgrades along the South Eastern Freeway, including the installation of more than five kilometres of roadside safety barriers."

The $100 million programme has been jointly funded with $80 million from the Australian Government and $20 million from the South Australian Government. 


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