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Regional Road Projects

    Horrocks Highway

    In the 2019-20 State Budget, $55 million was committed from 2022-23 towards the Horrocks Highway Corridor.

    This funding will go towards shoulder sealing and additional overtaking lanes, with the full extent of works to be determined.

    The Commonwealth Government is contributing towards this project, funding 80:20 with the State Government.

    Princes Highway

    In the 2019-20 State Budget the State Government announced $250 million towards an upgrade of the Princes Highway.

    This includes a $200 million commitment from the Commonwealth Government. The upgrade will include road widening, safety upgrades, new overtaking lanes, duplication along key sections and town bypasses.

    Roads of Strategic Importance

    The Roads of Strategic Importance is an initiative by the Australian Government to connect regional businesses to local and international markets, and better connect regional communities.

    In the 2019-20 State Budget, the South Australian Government committed $55 million of funding towards a number of projects with a total project cost of $275 million:

    • $87.5 million to upgrade the Sturt Highway from Renmark to Gawler
    • $62.5 million to upgrade the Barrier Highway from Cockburn to Burra
    • $125 million to upgrade South Australia’s section of the Eyre Highway from Port Augusta to Perth – including $32 million to upgrade Eyre Peninsula Roads following the closure of the rail line.

    These projects are funded 80:20 with the Commonwealth Government. More information on the Roads of Strategic Importance is available here.