$17.9 million to improve South Australian roads

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Albanese Labor Government continues to support local government across South Australia improve road safety and reduce long-term road maintenance, with over $17.9 million to flow to 28 projects under the latest round of the Special Local Roads Program.

Unique to South Australia, the program enables the state’s 68 councils to pool together a portion of their federal road funding – and distribute it through competitive grants, which help strengthen councils’ capacity to deliver local projects that are high-impact.

Stretching from Eyre Peninsula to the Limestone Coast – successful projects will transform significant and strategic local roads across the state, reducing congestion, bolstering the freight network, and improving tourist access.

The funding will support resealing and reconstruction of roads, shoulder widening, improving kerbing and guttering, along with better connecting local road networks.

This includes the Stage 5 works of the Bratten Way freight route redevelopment, being delivered by the Lower Eyre Peninsula Council.

The council is entering the fifth phase of the 10-Stage, decade-long project – which will total $18 million once completed – and has received $940,000 through the latest Special Local Roads Program round to upgrade a 3.2-kilometre stretch of the road between Cummins and Kapinnie.

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