11 Mar 2021
Road users will soon enjoy a safer, smoother ride on Victor Harbor Road, with just over $3 million worth of resurfacing works getting underway this week.
The resurfacing works are jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments on an 80:20 split and will cover 3.5 kilometres of Victor Harbor Road between Willunga and Mount Compass.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government was investing in the works to deliver a smoother and safer road network for drivers in the region.
“These works involve spray-seal and asphalt resurfacing on four separate sections of Victor Harbor Road, with the first two sections of works to occur at Willunga Hill and south of Yundi Road, delivering 1.7 kilometres of resealing,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“This is what the Australian Government’s $110 billion infrastructure investment pipeline is all about – getting Australians home sooner and safer while boosting local economies as we bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the Marshall Government’s record $16.7 billion infrastructure spend has enabled it to get on with the job of improving the safety and quality of the state’s regional roads.
“This $3.05 million project forms part of the jointly funded $52 million Regional Road Network Package, which is delivering pavement treatments, shoulder sealing and safety enhancements to benefit the freight industry and regional communities across the state,” Minister Wingard said.
“The Marshall Government is investing heavily in regional roads to support regional jobs, communities and, more importantly, help save lives on our country roads.”
Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan said the initial works were the first step in a series of packages, providing rolling jobs and road safety and efficiency benefits for the region.
“Works on a third section, from Lanacoona Road to south of Sand Mine Road, are expected to begin from Sunday, 14 March, with works on the final section at Mount Compass expected to start in early April,” Senator McLachlan said.
“Victor Harbor Road will remain open to traffic, however speed restrictions and traffic management will be in place and traffic will be required to stop at times. We thank motorists in advance for their patience during these important upgrades.”
The works are expected to be completed in mid-2021, weather permitting.View source