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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

Work underway to fix black spot on the Mount Barker to Strathalbyn Road

Media Release

JB108/2014

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/