Speed limits returned for three major regional roads

Speed limits returned for three major regional roads

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TWO regional roads have had their speed limits reinstated to 110 kilometres an hour from today, with a third to join them within the next week.

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UPGRADE WAIT: Clay Wells Road near Robe is one of five roads still waiting to be upgraded and have the speed limit restored.

UPGRADE WAIT: Clay Wells Road near Robe is one of five roads still waiting to be upgraded and have the speed limit restored.

TWO regional roads have had their speed limits reinstated to 110 kilometres an hour from today, with a third to join them within the next week.

The section of the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and Gulnare, as well as the Carpenter Rocks Rd between Carpenter Rocks and Mount Gambier have been lifted to 110km/h after they were among eight reduced to 100km/h in late 2017 by the Labor government, citing concerns about safety.

The Liberal party entered the 2018 election, promising to upgrade these roads and restore the speed limits.

Andamooka Road, between Andamooka and Olympic Dam will follow next week, according to Transport Minister Corey Wingard.

"We're spending millions of dollars upgrading our regional road network so that your drive is smoother and safer," he said.

He said the investment was part of a commitment of $1.1 billion from the state government to improve regional roads, and also contributed to more than 100 jobs.

In early July, former Transport Minister Stephan Knoll told Stock Journal, the Goyder Highway and Carpenters Rocks Road were expected to have their speed limits returned returned "within weeks"

The remaining five - Clay Wells and Cleve roads and the Riddoch, Ngarkat and Browns Well highways - are scheduled to have works completed and speed limits returned later this year or early next year.

Initially these upgrades were not budgeted to occur until 2021-23 but one year ago the state government announced it was fast-tracking plans to repair these roads.

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