Expressions of Interest have officially been released for the construction of $73 million congestion busting and job creating intersection upgrades around Adelaide.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said investment in infrastructure would play a critical role in the Commonwealth’s JobMaker plan and help the South Australian economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Today’s announcement means we are getting on with the job of delivering key infrastructure in Adelaide and indeed across South Australia,” Mr Tudge said.
“We want construction underway on priority upgrades that will bust congestion, increase productivity, improve safety, and boost jobs at a time we need it most.”
Expressions of interest have been released for the $60 million Goodwood Road, Springbank Road and Daws Road intersection Upgrade and the $13 million Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said these important intersection upgrades were part of the Marshall Government’s $12.9 billion pipeline of job creating infrastructure works.
“We are delivering a record level of infrastructure over the next four years to build better roads, safer roads and reduce travel times around Adelaide,” said Minister Knoll.
“These road and intersection upgrades will improve safety for all roads users and reduce travel times to help get South Australians home faster and safer.”
Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said she was very pleased to see the Springbank-Goodwood-Daws Roads intersections a step closer to being fixed for our local community.
“Local residents have put up with this intersection for years and the Morrison & Marshall Liberal governments are finally fixing it,” said Ms Flint.
“We are busting congestion for everyone driving through this intersection to get to work, the kids to school, to the shops or to Flinders Medical Centre & Flinders Uni.
“Everywhere you look in our local area the Morrison Liberal government is getting people to their destination more quickly & safely whether it’s Springbank-Goodwood-Daws Road, Oaklands Crossing or at the Darlington Upgrade, & The Flinders Link rail line extension.
“Importantly, all these projects create local jobs & local economic activity which has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Member for Elder Carolyn Power said this was incredible progress for our local community, with some residents sharing they have waited 40 years to see this intersection aligned.
“The Springbank Intersection is located near two schools, the Repat, and Bedford Industries so aligning this intersection will improve safety not only for residents but for school students and other users,” said Ms Power.
“I look forward to people in our local community being able to spend less time in the car and more time doing the things they love.”
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