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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Millions more for roads

Click here to invest in South Australian Residential Commercial, Rural Properties, Schools and Businesses. I can sell at high and buy at low. Call me , C: 0431 138 537 YORKE Peninsula roads have been allocated $2.7million as part of the state government’s 2015/16 Rural Road Safety Program. Yorke Highway at Minlaton will receive $1.5million for guard fence installation and $1.2million will go toward the Bute-Kulpara road which had been previously announced. Minister for Road Safety Tony Piccolo said nearly $9million will be invested in rural communities to help reduce crashes at identified high-risk locations. “Last year, 74 of the 108 fatalities on South Australian roads were in regional areas and so far in 2015 there have been another 42 deaths,” Mr Piccolo said. “This is a major concern and the government is committed to reducing road trauma in rural areas. “The funds will be used for shoulder sealing, to install new safety barriers and signs, and to remove roadside hazards.” Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths said he was pleased with the announcement. “For the Goyder electorate to receive more than $2.3million (Yorke Highway at Minlaton, Redbanks Road at Mallala and on Templeton Road and Traeger Road at Mallala) from the available $8.8million program is a very good outcome for us,” Mr Griffiths said. “Statistics show the most common type of fatal and serious injury crashes on rural roads is ‘hit fixed object’ crashes so I am very pleased these projects will proceed. “I was also pleased state and federal governments recently agreed to allocate $1.5million to sealing six kilometres of the Clinton Road between Maitland and Port Clinton which has long been a section of road causing concern to the community.” District Council of Barunga West CEO Andrew Cole said the previously announced funding for the Bute-Kulpara road addressed concerns raised by council for many years. “Council is certainly looking forward to each step of the upgrade with a section of road immediately south of Bute next on the list,” Mr Cole said. “This upgrade will assist visitors to the council area coming back for more stays in the future, helping the local economy and businesses to be sustainable.”

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