RAA welcomes new round of Black Spot funding but calls for a cash boost

16 April, 2022

Sections of the state’s road network identified by RAA as dangerous are among the latest recipients of Federal Government Black Spot funding.

The 2022-23 Black Spot funding announced by the government consists of 13 sites in South Australia, for a total spend of $8 million in the state.

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average.

Among the planned works across the projects are building motorcycle barriers, installing traffic lights, and sealing road shoulders.

The upgrades are planned for the local government areas of Mount Barker, Onkaparinga, Campbelltown, Tea Tree Gully, Salisbury, Alexandrina, Goyder and Light.

The most expensive project involves the building of a $1.95m roundabout at the junction of Greenock Road, Samuel Road and Moppa Road South at Nuriootpa.

RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said RAA welcomed the building of the roundabout.

“We regularly receive complaints from motorists about this intersection in the Barossa Valley, and we been lobbying for such an upgrade,’’ he said.

Mr Mountain was also pleased with the announced $150,000 installation of a safety barrier along Main Road between Binney Road and Malpas Road in Willunga.

“However, our pre-state election priority called for intersection upgrades and wider sealed shoulders on Main Road to reduce the risk of run-off road crashes and facilitate safe cycling, so there is still significantly more work to do,’’ he said.

“We’ve also previously lobbied for road shoulder widening on the Barrier Highway, so the $1m to be spent doing this South-east of Wheetelande Road at Porter Lagoon is also good news.’’

RAA is a member of the SA Black Spot program panel, which also includes the Local Government Association of SA, South Australia Police, SA Freight Council and Traffic Management Association of Australia.

South Australia Black Spot Program 2022–23

Project NameProposed TreatmentAustralian Government ContributionLocal Government Area
Glen Stuart Road
Norton Summit Road
MAGILL (5072)
Installation of new kerb alignment and new concrete median with improved signage and delineation$45,000Campbelltown (SA)
Piggot Range Road
Upper Penneys Hill Road
Installation of sealed shoulders and safety barrier with improved delineation$429,540Onkaparinga
Main South Road
Between Arthur Street and Major Road
Sealing of shoulders and installation of guard fence and motorcycle barriers$962,500Onkaparinga
Hawthorn Road
3.2-kilometre section south-west of Bollen Road
Installation of targeted guard fence with roadside hazard removal, localised widening, improved corner delineation and delineation improvement with updated signage$950,000Mount Barker
The Grove Way
Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive
Installation of mast arms and right-turn arrows on Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive approach$242,000Tea Tree Gully
Commercial Road
550-metre section north of Park Terrace
Installation of painted median scheme$154,000Salisbury
North East Road
Reservoir Road
MODBURY (5092)
Installation of three mast arms signal poles at the intersection of North East Road and Reservoir Road$171,000Tea Tree Gully
Wright Road
Kelly Road
MODBURY (5092)
Modify approaches of the roundabout,  improvements to the kerb ramps and installation of new pedestrian refuges$228,780Tea Tree Gully
The Grove Way
The Golden Way
Provision of additional right-turn lane with full-time right-turn control on The Grove Way. Improved linemarking and installation of two combo mast arms and relocation of signal poles. New north eastern and south-western pedestrian ramps$1,280,000Tea Tree Gully
Main Road
South of Binney Road and Malpas Road
Installation of safety barrier$150,000Onkaparinga
Nine Mile Road
Between Hamburg Road and Koennecke Road
Installation of guard rail on curves and shoulder sealing with delineation improvements such as edge lines, retroreflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs) and chevron alignment markers (CAMs) and improvement to superelevation$427,000Alexandrina
Greenock Road
Samuel Road and Moppa Road South
Installation of a roundabout$1,950,000Light
Barrier Highway
South-east of Wheetelande Road
Widening of sealed shoulders with the installation of safety barriers and audio tactile line marking$1,000,000Goyder