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Victor Harbor Road Duplication


About the project


The Australian Government has announced $73.6 million in funding for the duplication of Victor Harbor Road, between Main South Road and Main Road, McLaren Vale.  In addition, the South Australian Government has committed $18.4 million to the project, bringing the total project funding to $92 million.

The McLaren Vale region and outer southern suburbs have seen notable growth in recent years and caters to significant tourism activity primarily related to the iconic wine region and associated viticulture and agriculture industries.

Approximately 23,000 vehicles use the road each day, including 7% commercial vehicles. Traffic has grown by an approximate annual average of 3% since 2011 and is expected to increase.  From 2014 until 2018, inclusive, there were 22 casualty crashes.

Traffic volumes and crash history between Main South Road and Main Road, McLaren Vale has reached a point where duplication of the road to dual carriageway is necessary to alleviate traffic delays and safety issues.

The duplication will:

  • improve travel times
  • improve safety
  • accommodate future growth
  • improve economic productivity.

Major works are planned to start in 2021/22.

Victor Harbor Road Duplication alignment


What’s next?

The contract for detailed planning has been awarded to Aurecon Australasia.

Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of this upgrade and as planning progresses consultation with land owners, businesses and residents will occur to help inform the preferred concept and design.

It is anticipated that the planning study will be completed by mid-2020.

Further information

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