SA investing $3 billion in road upgrades

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The SA government is investing close to $3 billion to fix 4,800km of roads, aiming to give locals a smoother and safer journey.

The 2021-22 State Budget allocated around $790 million for regional road projects, including funding for the Augusta Highway Duplication, the Truro Bypass and various road upgrades on Kangaroo Island.

This is on top of the 2020-21 State Budget, which allocated around $908 million for infrastructure upgrades including roads, bridges and marine works, and the $1.1 billion in the 2019-20 State Budget for regional infrastructure – taking the total to $2.8 billion over the forward estimates.

Regional infrastructure projects featured prominently in the 2020-21 State Budget include:

  • Augusta Highway Duplication – Stage 2 ($180 million)
  • Truro Bypass ($202 million)
  • Road Safety Package Extension ($105 million)
  • Kangaroo Island Road Upgrades ($40 million)
  • Old Murray Bridge Refurbishment ($36 million
  • Road safety package ($210 million)
  • Fleurieu Connections Improvements Package ($185 million)
  • Road infrastructure / shovel ready projects ($144.5 million)
  • Hahndorf Traffic Improvements ($250 million)
  • Strzelecki Track sealing ($135 million)
  • Port Bonython Jetty upgrade ($37 million)
  • South Eastern Freeway pavement upgrade ($35 million)

Read more at Infrastructure Magazine