Various infrastructure projects are set to start across the Limestone Coast this year.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Tom Koutsantonis said the projects were expected to support more than 200 jobs and include upgrades to highway junctions, new overtaking lanes, Beachport Jetty improvements and more.
The section of the Princes Highway Corridor between Meningie and the Victorian border will be upgraded.
“The Princes Highway Corridor Upgrade project will deliver much-needed improvements for better road safety and efficiency on this vitally important highway,” Minister Koutsantonis said.
Works on the section of the highway between south of Millicent and just south of Meningie are expected to start in the second half of the year.
Later this year, construction on two new overtaking lanes on the Riddoch Highway between Naracoorte and Penola are set to begin along with works to upgrade the Wimmera Highway junctions with the access roads to the Teys Australia Abattoir and QUBE Logistics transport depot, to improve safety and freight access to these businesses.
“New overtaking lanes on the Riddoch Highway and the upgraded Wimmera Highway junctions with Teys Australia and QUBE Logistics will improve road safety for all road users and increase freight productivity on these major highways,” Minister Koutsantonis said.
A $5m upgrade to the Green Triangle Riddoch Highway/Hutchinsons Road intersection is also budgeted for the 2022/23 financial year.
The Beachport Jetty upgrade is expected to start in September 2022, which will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the jetty.