News Date: 17 May 2017
More than 2km of Frederick Road between Old Port Road and West Lakes Boulevard will be upgraded as part of $4.2m of works starting this week.
In total 2.38km of Frederick Road will be resurfaced through the $1.8m project, with another $1.1m to be spent upgrading Kilkenny Road. A 1.4km section of Kilkenny Road will be resurfaced between Torrens and Port roads.
In the south, another $1.3m is being invested to resurface approximately 2km of Brighton Road between Diagonal Road and Wilton Avenue.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan spoke of the upgrades and its importance to local commuters.
"We have significantly increased our investment in road maintenance and safety projects, with an extra $110m, and with more than half a billion dollars to spend, we are upgrading more roads more often.
"We know that the quality of our roads can make a big difference to the people who use them every day, whether it’s to commute, for the school run, to transport goods and freight, or simply to head out on the weekend.
"These arterial roads projects complement the multi-billion dollar investment we’re making on major transport infrastructure projects across the State, including the North South Corridor projects which will draw through traffic from adjacent corridors.
"The State Government is investing more than half-a-billion dollars on road maintenance and safety over four years including an additional $110m 2015-16 State Budget investment. The $110m investment will deliver more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs."
The Andrews Labor Government has announced that important geotechnical investigations will start shortly within the Waterways estate wetlands to enable the project to progress to its next stage.
The final 20 girders needed to build the Warrell Creek bridge are now being put in place, bringing completion of the $380 million upgrade of the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section of the Pacific Highway one step closer.
The Western Australian Government has completed works on 15 new overtaking lanes on Great Eastern Highway in the Goldfields region.
The community of Colac has celebrated the official opening of the Bluewater Leisure Centre which will aim to provide modern health and recreation facilities set to invigorate active lifestyles in the region.
A new road linking Main North Road to residential developments east of Gawler has been given the green light, paving the way for jobs and further investment in Adelaide’s north.