Traffic has begun switching onto sections of the new roadway on Main South Road for the first time this week, marking a major milestone for the Fleurieu Connections duplication projects.
Vehicles will now travel on the new western lanes of Main South Road between Tatachilla and Little Roads, allowing for work to commence on the eastern lanes. Traffic will continue running on one lane each way until the eastern lanes are complete, which the Department for Infrastructure and Transport expects will be in late 2023.
RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said the duplication project would lead to safer journeys on Main South Road.
“Duplicating these key corridors – Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road – on the Fleurieu Peninsula will significantly reduce crash risks for motorists heading into the region,” Mr Mountain said.
“This will mean safer holidays for families and tourists, and safer commutes for residents travelling to and from the Fleurieu.
“Since RAA’s Risky Roads survey began in 2013, Main South Rd has been nominated in every survey while Victor Harbor Road is notorious for serious crashes, highlighting the importance of this project.”
The State and Federal governments have committed $560m to the project, which is being delivered by the Fleurieu Connections Alliance (FCA).
In 2021 RAA undertook a full road assessment in the area, recommending for the northern end of the road to be duplicate as well as further upgrades south of Mt Compass.
For more about the project, which is being delivered by the visit the DIT website.
Banner image: Department for Infrastructure and Transport.