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$1.5 billion SA infrastructure blitz

With 90 road or rail upgrade projects currently underway in SA and 127 active work sites, road users can expect some delays and disruptions to the road network.

The works are part of an infrastructure blitz across the state, worth over $1.5 billion, and include new roads, intersections, bridges and a modernised train line.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said that projects currently under construction were supporting more than 3000 jobs and delivering more than 1480 kilometres of road and rail upgrades.

“Our investments are targeted at improving road safety, increasing traffic network efficiency, reducing travel times and enhancing public transport,” McCormack said.

South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said the benefits will start being felt very soon, with around half of the 90 projects expected to be completed or opened to traffic in the next few months, weather permitting.

“Our record $16.7 billion commitment to improve infrastructure is delivering more road upgrades across the state than ever before,” Wingard said.

“We know this work is causing disruptions for many road and rail users, but we will soon start enjoying the benefits, and the end result will be world-class infrastructure that will benefit generations of South Australians to come.

“The 90 road and rail projects currently underway are in addition to routine road and rail maintenance works.

“We are continuing to address the $750 million backlog of road maintenance requirements, which means more jobs and smoother and safer roads across South Australia.

“We’ve recently commenced works on the Portrush and Magill Road Intersection Upgrade and Ovingham Level Crossing Removal, which together are worth $329 million.”

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher added, “The Main North, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade, which is anticipated to be completed in October 2021, will help ease congestion at one of the busiest intersections in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

For the latest information about road or rail projects or disruptions, visit the Department for Infrastructure and Transport page on Facebook.

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