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.
|Project Name||Proposed Treatment||Australian Government Contribution||Local Government Area|
|Glen Stuart Road|
Norton Summit Road
|Installation of new kerb alignment and new concrete median with improved signage and delineation||$45,000||Campbelltown (SA)|
|Piggot Range Road|
Upper Penneys Hill Road
ONKAPARINGA HILLS (5163)
|Installation of sealed shoulders and safety barrier with improved delineation||$429,540||Onkaparinga|
|Main South Road|
Between Arthur Street and Major Road
O’HALLORAN HILL (5158)
|Sealing of shoulders and installation of guard fence and motorcycle barriers||$962,500||Onkaparinga|
3.2-kilometre section south-west of Bollen Road
MOUNT BARKER (5251)
|Installation of targeted guard fence with roadside hazard removal, localised widening, improved corner delineation and delineation improvement with updated signage||$950,000||Mount Barker|
|The Grove Way|
Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive
GOLDEN GROVE (5125)
|Installation of mast arms and right-turn arrows on Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive approach||$242,000||Tea Tree Gully|
550-metre section north of Park Terrace
|Installation of painted median scheme||$154,000||Salisbury|
|North East Road|
|Installation of three mast arms signal poles at the intersection of North East Road and Reservoir Road||$171,000||Tea Tree Gully|
|Modify approaches of the roundabout, improvements to the kerb ramps and installation of new pedestrian refuges||$228,780||Tea Tree Gully|
|The Grove Way|
The Golden Way
GOLDEN GROVE (5125)
|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||$1,280,000||Tea Tree Gully|
South of Binney Road and Malpas Road
|Installation of safety barrier||$150,000||Onkaparinga|
|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||$427,000||Alexandrina|
Samuel Road and Moppa Road South
|Installation of a roundabout||$1,950,000||Light|
South-east of Wheetelande Road
PORTER LAGOON (5416)
|Widening of sealed shoulders with the installation of safety barriers and audio tactile line marking||$1,000,000||Goyder|