Improved safety on the Sanderston to Mannum Road

Media Release

DC225/2016

14 December 2016

  • Shoulder sealing works will be undertaken on about three kilometres of the Sanderston to Mannum Road
  • The works will improve safety by reducing the risk of ‘run off road’ crashes
  • The works are funded under the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme

The Sanderston to Mannum Road will be safer for motorists thanks to the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme, with shoulder sealing works getting underway today.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said around three kilometres of shoulder sealing would be undertaken on the Sanderston to Mannum Road, north of Punthari.

“The works will provide roughly 1.5 metres of sealed shoulder, improving safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes. The project is being entirely funded by a $635,000 Black Spot allocation from the Australian Government,” Mr Chester said.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said improving road safety throughout South Australia was one of his top priorities.

“As chair of the state's Black Spot Consultative Panel, I'm working hard to ensure funding is allocated to the most dangerous parts of the South Australian road network,” Mr Pasin said.

“Fixing dangerous sites is a bipartisan issue and the Australian Government is pleased to play its part through investment in crucial safety upgrades such as this one.”

Shoulder preparation works are expected to be finished before Christmas prior to being placed on hold over the holiday period.

Sealing works are then scheduled to be undertaken from late January, weather permitting.

The Australian Government is investing $500 million into the Black Spot Programme over the 2014 to 2018 financial years, including an extra $200 million over two years from 2015–16, to help tackle road safety across the nation.