Federal funding to fix 24 dangerous Black Spots in South Australia

Twenty-four dangerous crash sites across South Australia will be fixed under the latest round of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the State would receive $8.7 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.

“Safer roads save lives. This major investment is part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to improving roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.

“Over the past five years, one fatal crash and 86 accidents causing injuries have occurred on the high-priority locations we are funding.

“One death, one injury on our roads is one too many. We are committed to doing our bit to make sure all Australians, no matter where they live, arrive home to their loved ones sooner and safer.” 

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 24 Black Spot projects across South Australia would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on South Australian roads.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr Buchholz said.

“Nationwide, the Australian Government has committed $1.05 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2022-23 to improve road safety across the nation.”

Federal Member for Barker and Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel Tony Pasin said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout South Australia.

“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring,” Mr Pasin said.

“Safety will be significantly improved in these 24 black spot projects across South Australia.

“It is another example of the Australian Government getting on with building the productive infrastructure our local community and economy needs.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

A list of funded projects is available below.

Media Contact:

Mr McCormack – Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254

Mr Buchholz - Scott O'Connell 0413 424 384

Mr Pasin – Charlotte Edmunds 0402 243 753


2020–21 Black Spot Program – South Australia

Project Name

Proposed Treatment

Australian Government Contribution

Local Government Area

Checker Hill Road
1.6 kilometres west of Forreston Road

Seal approximately 300 metres shoulders and delineation improvements works including installation of guideposts, curve advisory signs and Chevron Alignment Markers (CAMs). Inclusion of motorcycle barrier protection


Adelaide Hills

Daly Street
from Cross Terrace to Mortimer Street

Delineate two opposing traffic lanes and a separate parking lane while banning parking on one side


West Torrens

Ridge Road
800-metre section between Boyle Swamp Road and Bradbury Road

Seal shoulders for approx 300 metres of road section and delineation improvements works including installation of guideposts, curve advisory signs and Chevron Alignment Markers (CAMs)


Adelaide Hills

Ironbank Road
800-metre section from Wooly Butt Road to Nioka Road

Seal shoulders, installation of curve advisory signs and safety barrier including motorcycle protection barrier and delineation improvements


Adelaide Hills

High Street
Barossa Valley Way

Install raised concrete protuberance to extend the kerbline. Install pedestrian refuge on Lyndoch Road. Extend Give Way line and centre median to improve sightlines for right turns



Martin Hill Road
2.0 kilometres to 3.2 kilometres west of Warren Road

Seal shoulders on both sides of the road and install guideposts, and Chevron Alignment Markers to improve delineation and consistency in information for drivers


Adelaide Hills

West Lakes Boulevard
Turner Drive

Install right-turn control including right-turn arrows and extension of the right-turn lane on West Lakes Boulevard into Turner Drive


Charles Sturt

Eastern Parade
May Terrace

Install speed cushions, narrow protuberance and delineation improvements at May Terrace to reinforce existing Stop and Give Way controls. Improve lighting


Port Adelaide

Hindley Street
Gray Street

Improved lighting with new kerb build-outs. Speed limit reduced to 30 km/h. Installation of buffer zones between the bicycle lane and car parking.  Installation of a continuous pedestrian footpath on Gray Street


Adelaide City

Woolnough Road
Hargrave Street

Modify the existing roundabout at this intersection from a ‘tangential-type’ alignment to a ‘radial-type’ alignment


Port Adelaide

Cherry Gardens Road
from Main Road to Ackland Hill Road

Seal shoulders along the majority of Cherry Gardens Road, installation of guardrail, and improved delineation and signage



Eastern Parade
Rosewater Terrace

Install speed cushions, narrow road/install kerb extensions and linemarking on Rosewater Terrace to reinforce existing Stop and Give Way controls. Install lighting


Port Adelaide

Pages Flat Road
1.5 kilometres west of Victor Harbor Road

Install guardrail and remove roadside hazards



Roennfeldt Road
1.5 kilometres south of Greenock

Seal and widen three road bends, reconstruct superelevation, upgrade delineation including chevron alignment markers and signage as required, remove hazards



Victor Harbor Road
Goolwa Road

Offset existing left turn lane to improve sightline. Improve signage



Stockwell Road
Penrice Road

Create an off-set intersection arrangement by installing 'tear drop' medians at the Penrice leg including improved line marking, signage and lighting



Barrier Highway
north of Riverton

Widen sealed shoulders at curves and install safety barriers, delineation improvements to include Retro-reflective Raised Pavement Markers (RRPM) and install Audio Tactile Line Markings (ATLM)


Clare and Gilbert

Glenelg Highway
600-metre section from Victorian Border to Glenburnie Road

Install safety barrier from approximately South Australian/Victorian border to 600 metres west on both sides of Glenelg Highway. Tree and vegetation removal to improve road user safety



Nelson Road
Kesters Road

Install a roundabout



Mount Lofty Summit Road
1.3 kilometres north of the South Eastern Freeway

Installation of guardrail and seal shoulders with improved lighting, delineation and signage


Adelaide Hills

Wright Road
Canna Road

Install a seagull to provide protected right turn in and out vehicle movements



Waggon Road
from north of the intersection with Day Road to Welch Road

Provide seal and unsealed shoulders, hazard removal, improve delineation and signage with improved road surface at curves and junctions. Install W-beam safety barriers at high risk bend sections


Victor Harbor

Ruwoldt Road
Yahl Road

Construct a staggered T-junction at Ruwoldt Road and Yahl Road



Southend Access Road
from Southern Ports Highway to Watson Street

Installation of audio tactile line marking on edge lines with Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, improved signage and delineation