News, Road upgrades, South Australia

$5.9 million in funding for SA Black Spot Program

Seventeen dangerous crash sites on South Australia’s roads are set to receive $5.9 million in upgrades under the 2023-24 Black Spot Program.

Funded by the Australian Government, the Black Spot Program includes safety upgrades such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with the Australian Government to ensure our road network in South Australia is safer by targeting the worst accident spots one by one,” said SA Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Tom Koutsantonis.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown (centre) in Kudla, announcing the new funding. Photo: Facebook

“Too often we hear about tragic vehicle accidents happening at the same places. We’re pleased to be involved in this ongoing program which will improve safety right at the places where it’s needed.”

A lion’s share of the new funding will be spent on the intersection of Dalkeith Road and Stebonheath Road in Kudla, with nearly $2 million going towards installing a roundabout.

“Dalkeith Road provides important East/West connections between the Northern Expressway and Main North Road, while also reducing traffic along Curtis Road,” said Federal Member for Spence, Matt Burnell MP.

“It has been regularly raised with my office that the intersection of Dalkeith and Stebonheath Road is of concern and in need of an urgent upgrade.”

Black Spot consultative panels enable stakeholders to be part of the project selection process, so that nominations that are deemed of the highest priority are recommended for approval.

In South Australia, the consultative panel includes representatives from the South Australian Road Transport Association, South Australian Freight Council Inc, Traffic Management Association of Australia, Bicycle SA, SA Police, Royal Automobile Association of SA, Local Government Association of SA and the SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, click here.

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