Major improvements for the safety on Porter Street and Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln
The Albanese Labor Government is pleased to announce that the intersection of a key freight route in Port Lincoln, South Australia, will receive important upgrades.
The upgrades to the intersection of Porter Street, Liverpool Street and Railway Place, at the end of the Lincoln Highway, will include the installation of traffic signals, a dedicated right-hand turn lane, improved drainage, widening and pavement works.
The Australian Government will contribute $3.6 million towards the project.
The funding has come from the Governments ongoing commitment of up to $65 million per year, through the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, to state, territory and local governments to increase safety outcomes and productivity for heavy vehicle operations in our regions.
This builds on the Government’s $140 million commitment over 10 years for projects to build and upgrade heavy vehicle rest areas, so drivers have the facilities they need to rest, recuperate and return safely home.
For more information on the HVSPP, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/local-initiatives/heavy-vehicle-safety-and-productivity-program.aspx.
Quotes attributable to Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:
“Projects like this one in Port Lincoln will bolster access and improve freight transport through local communities and improve safety for truck drivers.
“Investment in segments of our roads which are well utilised by heavy vehicles has never been more important, with many of our communities grappling with ongoing flooding and tightening supply chains.
“The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program makes a real difference for motorists and industry by shortening transport routes and renewing ageing infrastructure, and I look forward to seeing the benefits from these latest projects flow.
“I also look forward to announcing many more rest area projects through the Heavy Vehicle Rest Area initiative later this year.”
Quotes attributable to Senator Karen Grogan, Senator for South Australia:
“Port Lincoln is the seafood capital of Australia and a significant port for the transportation of South Australian crops. To get that seafood and harvest across the country and around the world, we need safe and reliable truck routes.
“I am pleased that the Albanese Labor Government is funding this project that will not only make the journey through the centre of Port Lincoln safer for truck drivers but all other road users too.”