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Victor Harbor Road Duplication

About the project

The Australian Government has announced $73.6 million funding for the duplication of Victor Harbor Road between Main South Road and McLaren Vale, linking to the McLaren Vale overpass.

In addition, the State Government announced its contribution of $18.4 million towards the project in the 2019-20 State Budget, taking the project funding to a total of $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 23,500 vehicles use the road each day, including 7% commercial vehicles. Traffic has grown by around 3.5% between 2011 and 2017 and is expected to increase.  Between 2013 and 2017 (inclusive) there were 15 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 carriage way is warranted to alleviate traffic delays and safety issues.

The duplication will:

  • Improve travel times
  • Improve safety
  • Accommodate future growth
  • Improve economic productivity

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

What’s next

Detailed planning and design work will be undertaken. Community and stakeholder engagement are an important part of the planning process and DPTI will continue to work with residents, land owners and business owners as the design is developed.

Further information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please visit the Registration, Feedback and Suggestion page, email or telephone 1300 794 880.