Mar 12, 2010

Safety upgrades on intersections in Renmark

Safety upgrades on intersections in Renmark

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 12 2010

Safety at intersections in Renmark will be greatly improved using the cost savings realised on other South Australian road projects.

We have reallocated savings of $3.6 million to upgrade intersections on Renmark Avenue, with the 18th Street intersection identified as an immediate priority.

Consultations with the local community will now be undertaken, giving them the opportunity to have their say on which of the other intersections along Renmark Avenue need upgrading – see attached map.

The South Australian Government and Renmark Paringa Council have long advocated the need for action, with the intersections along Renmark Avenue having been the scene of 31 crashes in just the last five years.

Our investment will improve driving conditions and safety for the 6,800 cars and 850 trucks that use Renmark Avenue every day.

We expect construction work to start later this year.

Through our Nation Building Program, the Rudd Labor Government is investing an unprecedented $2.5 billion to upgrade and modernise South Australia’s road and rail infrastructure.