TWENTY-FOUR dangerous crash sites across SA, including trouble spots at Riverton, Victor Harbor, Greenock and Mount Compass, will be fixed under the latest round of the Federal Government's Black Spot Program.
Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said SA would receive $8.7 million under the program's 2020-21 funding round.
"Safer roads save lives," he said.
"This major investment is part of our commitment to improving roads right across the nation.
"Over the past five years, one fatal crash and 86 accidents causing injuries have occurred on the high-priority locations we are funding.
"One death, one injury on our roads is one too many. We are committed to doing our bit to make sure all Australians, no matter where they live, arrive home to their loved ones sooner and safer."
Road Safety and Freight Transport Assistant Minister Scott Buchholz said the 24 Black Spot projects across the state would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on SA roads.
"The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent," he said.
Member for Barker and South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel chair Tony Pasin said the investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout SA.
"The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring," Mr Pasin said.
2020-21 Black Spot Program - SA
Kersbrook: Checker Hill Road - 1.6 kilometres west of Forreston Road
Kurralta Park: Daly Street - from Cross Terrace to Mortimer Street
Mylor: Ridge Road - 800 metre section between Boyle Swamp Road and Bradbury Road
Ironbank: Ironbank Road - 800m section from Wooly Butt Road to Nioka Road
Gawler East: High Street, Barossa Valley Way
Forreston: Martin Hill Road - 2km to 3.2km west of Warren Road
West Lakes: West Lakes Boulevard, Turner Drive
Ottoway: Eastern Parade, May Terrace
Adelaide: Hindley Street, Gray Street
Largs Bay: Woolnough Road, Hargrave Street
Ironbank: Cherry Gardens Road from Main Road to Ackland Hill Road
Ottoway: Eastern Parade, Rosewater Terrace
Pages Flat: Pages Flat Road - 1.5km west of Victor Harbor Road
Greenock: Roennfeldt Road - 1.5km south of Greenock
Mount Compass: Victor Harbor Road, Goolwa Road
Penrice: Stockwell Road, Penrice Road
Riverton: Barrier Highway north of Riverton
Glenburnie: Glenelg Highway - 600m section from Victorian Border to Glenburnie Road
Para Hills: Nelson Road, Kesters Road
Crafers: Mount Lofty Summit Road - 1.3km north of the South Eastern Freeway
Ingle Farm: Wright Road, Canna Road
Victor Harbor: Waggon Road from north of the intersection with Day Road to Welch Road
Yahl: Ruwoldt Road, Yahl Road
Southend: Southend Access Road from Southern Ports Highway to Watson Street
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