A faster, safer commute for Mount Barker motorists
15 August 2016
A new traffic interchange is now officially open on the South Eastern Freeway – improving access, safety, and travel times for tens of thousands of people.
The interchange provides more efficient access on and off the freeway via Bald Hills Road reducing traffic congestion through Littlehampton and Mount Barker and will improve travel times and road safety for commuters travelling to the east side of Mount Barker and reduce congestion in Mount Barker.
As well as giving commuters a better run to their destinations, the new interchange will also enable tourists to move around the Adelaide Hills easier, and improving freight transport.
The project also included construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of the Old Princes Highway and Bald Hills Road to cater for the increased traffic expected from the new intersection.
Commencing in June 2015, the $27m project is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $16 million, the South Australian Government $8 million and the District Council of Mt Barker $3 million.