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Safety Upgrade for Noarlunga to Victor Harbor Road

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

4 February 2016

Works are currently underway on an upgrade to the Noarlunga to Victor Harbor Road in Hindmarsh Valley.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s General Manager Safety and Policy Programs, Julie Holmes said staggered T-junctions at Welch and Waterport Roads will be reconfigured into a single lane roundabout.

“The project will involve realigning Waterport Road to link into the new roundabout and will also provide for a sheltered right turn lane into the Urimbirra Wildlife Park,” Ms Holmes said.

“The new roundabout will improve driver safety by reducing the points of conflict at the current T-junctions and minimising the risk of right-angle and rear-end collisions.
Road lighting will also be upgraded to improve visibility and enhance night-time road safety.

Other improvements will include drainage infrastructure, landscaping, line marking, signage and the installation of safety barriers.

“This is a very busy stretch of road that is utilised by both the local community and many visitors travelling in this popular area,” Ms Holmes said.

“We know that most road crash fatalities occur in regional South Australia and these improvements would provide a safer environment for all road users at this location.”

The upgrade is a $4.34 million investment from the Motor Accident Commission’s Road Safety Infrastructure Fund.

Construction will take place between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users during construction.