Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Works start on $11m project to ease congestion on city ring route

Media Release

JB080/2015

14 July 2015

Joint release with:

Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP

SA Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Construction has begun on an $11.3 million upgrade of the inner city ring route to ease congestion and cater for an expected increase in traffic during construction of the Torrens to Torrens project.

Assistant Federal Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Jamie Briggs said the upgrade would reduce delays for more than 70,000 drivers who use the Torrens Road intersection each day and more than 40,000 using Park and Fitzroy terraces.

“The road upgrade will involve constructing three lanes in each direction between Port Road and Prospect Road, with an extra city-bound lane also included on Torrens Road,” Mr Briggs said.

“These works will fix the current traffic congestion along this route and will support the $896 million Torrens to Torrens Project, which will slash travel times for motorists, boost freight efficiency and create hundreds of new local jobs.

“This milestone is another example of the Australian Government's commitment to funding infrastructure upgrades in South Australia to boost productivity, create jobs and grow the economy.”

South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said that the Park Terrace, Fitzroy Terrace and Torrens Road upgrade would support more local jobs.

Local South Australian company Bardavcol won the tender to upgrade Park Terrace, Fitzroy Terrace and Torrens Road, supporting around 20 jobs at the business,” Mr Mullighan said.

“It is another example of the Australian and South Australian governments working together to deliver vital road infrastructure and to boost the South Australian economy.”

The tender was conducted in line with the State Government's Industry Participation Policy, which assists small and medium South Australian businesses win Government construction contracts.

The works should be complete by December, weather permitting and more information is available at www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/road_projects/park_tcefitzroy_tcetorrens_rd_upgrade

The T2T project is due for completion in late 2018 and will support about 480 jobs a year during construction.