South Australian budget helps bust congestion
Today's South Australian budget ensures that the congestion-busting agenda of the Morrison and Marshall Governments will be fully funded and implemented in the next few years.
At the federal budget in May and during the federal election, the Morrison Government committed to funding 50 percent of several projects to get traffic moving in Adelaide. The South Australian Budget today provides the remaining 50 percent.
This significant investment at a federal and state level means South Australians will get home sooner and safer and be able to spend more time with loved ones, instead of sitting in traffic.
The smaller projects that are now fully funded through federal and state funds include:
- $98 million to upgrade the intersection of Magill Road and Portrush Road;
- $61 million to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road and Fullarton Road;
- $60 million to upgrade the intersections of Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Roads (subject to approval of a further $7.5 million contribution from the Australian Government);
- $35 million to upgrade the intersection of Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road;
- $19 million to upgrade the intersection of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace;
- $19 million to upgrade the intersection of Grand Junction/Hampstead/Briens Roads; and,
- $13 million to upgrade the intersection of Main North, Kings and McIntyre Roads.
The Marshall Government has also matched the Morrison Government's funding commitments to remove the level crossings at Hove Station on Brighton Road, and at Torrens Road (Ovingham), bringing the total funding commitments on these two projects to $171 million and $231 million respectively.
These level crossing removals will deliver significant benefits for motorists who get stuck at the boom gates every day.
The South Australian budget also includes funding for the final, 10.5 kilometre stage of the North-South Corridor, the largest transport infrastructure project in South Australia.
It brings the total state and federal commitments to $5.4 billion, with planning for this final section well underway.
The Morrison Government has committed more than $8.4 billion for road and rail infrastructure projects across South Australia since coming to Government