The Federal Government has put $5.9M into South Australia’s most dangerous roads as part of the Black Spots Program.
The program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.
Local areas Balhannah, McLaren Vale, Highland Valley and Mount Pleasant have shared $1.9M of the funding, with the Government looking to build towards its Vision Zero goal of no fatalities in 2050.
In Balhannah, a 400-metre section on the south-west of Junction Road will undergo shoulder sealing and delineation improvements, McLaren Vale’s Main Road, Johnston Road and McMurtrie Road works will include the installation of teardrop-shaped median islands on minor road approaches.
At Highland Valley, a 3.1km stretch of Wellington Road, south-east of Red Creek Road, will undergo shoulder sealing, curve widening, audio-tactile lane marking, delineation improvements and the installation of guide posts and a guard rail.
Mount Pleasant will have works done including the treatment on Angas Valley Road and the installation of Rural Basic Right Turn at Stoney Banks Road.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/local-initiatives/black-spot-program/index.aspx.