Work underway to fix black spot on the Mount Barker to Strathalbyn Road
15 October 2014
The Australian Government is delivering safer roads in the Mayo electorate, with safety works now underway along the Mount Barker to Strathalbyn Road.
The $100,000 project is part of the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme and is expected to be complete by mid-November.
The Mount Barker to Strathalbyn Road is a busy road which carries a significant amount of traffic and is prone to run-off road type crashes.
This project will improve the safety along 3km of the road near the Gemmell intersection by installing safety barriers, shoulder sealing and embankment works to address loss of control experienced by drivers and the incidences of road crashes.
The road will remain open to traffic with lane restrictions and temporary traffic signals in place until the project is completed. A 25 km/h speed limit will apply while workers are on site, with an 80 km/h limit at other times.
The Australian Government's Black Spot Programme targets road locations where crashes are occurring. The programme saves lives, boosts productivity and creates new local jobs.
That's why in the 2014–2015 allocation, the Australian Government announced $5.8 million to fix 28 dangerous black spots projects across South Australia.
As well as saving road users from the tragedy of death and injury, the Black Spot Programme delivers economic benefits to the whole community by reducing the number and cost of road crashes.
Where there is a known crash history, anyone can nominate a black spot in their area for funding. Further information about the Black Spot Programme is available via: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/